Nicholas Parsons celebrates the life and work of Edward Lear , the great nonsense poet. In the second of two programmes he talks about the unusual and difficult life of this amazing man and illustrates it throughout with a delivery of many of Lear's brilliant nonsense poems. The fantastical world of Lear's nonsense verse was constructed to bring entertainment to children, but also as a means of Lear surviving a very stressful life. With Colin Sell at the piano. 2: The Dong with the Luminous Nose.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
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