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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Poet Roger McGough narrates the story of how a simple invention - the shipping container - changed the world forever and forced Britain into the modern era of globalisation. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Roger McGough
Executive Producer:
Dominic Crossley-Holland

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

With the help of famous friends and fellow writers, Roger McGough and Brian Patten tell the inside story of 1967 poetry anthology The Mersey Sound and how they made poetry cool. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Roger McGough
Participant:
Brian Patten
Participant:
Adrian Henri
Series Producer:
Ellen Hobson
Executive Producer:
Nick Parnes

Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

A celebration of the life and work of one of Britain's favourite entertainers, Sir Ken Dodd, as told in his own words and with testimony from friends and family. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Russ Abbot
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Billington
Interviewed Guest:
Stephanie Cole
Interviewed Guest:
Lorna Dickinson
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Gambaccini
Interviewed Guest:
David Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Norma Hornby
Interviewed Guest:
Alex Horne
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Hudd
Interviewed Guest:
Julia Jesson
Interviewed Guest:
John Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Linda Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
Ryan Lewis
Interviewed Guest:
John Martin
Interviewed Guest:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest:
Joe Pasquale
Interviewed Guest:
Barry Reeves
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Rogan
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Shakeshaft
Interviewed Guest:
Ian St John
Interviewed Guest:
Claire Sweeney
Interviewed Guest:
Jimmy Tarbuck
Interviewed Guest:
Ricky Tomlinson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Vine
Interviewed Guest:
Anne Dodd
Executive Producer:
Mark Wells
Executive Producer:
Laurie Mansfield

QI

Series D

Episode 11: Deprivation

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales (Analogue)

Stephen Fry hosts the quiz show and is joined by panellists Vic Reeves, Roger McGough, Alan Davies and Mark Steel.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
Roger McGough
Participant:
Mark Steel
Participant:
Vic Reeves

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QI

Poetry Please

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough with poems by Christina Rossetti, including Goblin Market. The reader is Shirley Henderson. Visits to your greengrocer may never be the same again. Show more

Poetry Please

Bernard O'Donoghue, Helen Mort and Paul Farley reading their own work

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough presents listeners' poetry requests. With Bernard O'Donoghue, Helen Mort and Paul Farley reading their own work. Show more

Poetry Please

Dreams and Sleep

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough introduces poems about dreams and sleep, with works by DH Lawrence, Rose Macaulay, Norman MacCaig and others. The readers are Adjoa Andoh and Patrick Romer. Show more

Poetry Please

Islands and High Seas

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Poems on islands and high seas sail through this show, with Roger McGough at the helm. Adjoa Andoh and Patrick Romer read works by UA Fanthorpe, Ogden Nash, Kipling and others. Show more

Poetry Please

16/02/2014

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough introduces poems by Lewis Carroll, Billy Collins, Kipling and Rossetti and takes a look at the poetry of Raymond Carver. With readers Harriet Walter and Guy Paul. Show more

Poetry Please

A dollop of nonsense and a hint of spring

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough introduces poems requested by listeners, including works by Mervyn Peake, Guy Wetmore Carryl and Wordsworth. Read by Harriet Walter and Guy Paul. Show more

Poetry Please

West African Poetry and Sinead Morrissey

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough presents an edition of the poetry request programme which includes a chance to hear from the winner of this year's TS Eliot prize and poetry from West Africa. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Sinead Morrissey
Interviewed Guest:
Hollie McNish

Poetry Please

Milosz and Dickinson

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough presents a selection of poems by Czeslaw Milosz and Emily Dickinson, read by Peter Marinker and Eleanor Tremain. Show more

Poetry Please

Edward Thomas, Charlotte Mew, Walter de la Mare

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough introduces a selection of requested poetry from three poets who were active one hundred years ago: Edward Thomas, Charlotte Mew and Walter de la Mare. Show more

Poetry Please

Food Glorious Food

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough introduces poems to make the mouth water from the Bristol Food Connections Festival, with readers John Telfer, Katy Sobey and James Fleet. Show more

Poetry Please

Live Audience Requests at Bristol Food Connections Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough presents the programme's best-loved poems, as chosen by the audience at Bristol Food Connections. With readers James Fleet, Alex Lanipekun and Pippa Haywood. Show more

Poetry Please

Poetry by Heart

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough presents a selection of poems from finalists at Poetry by Heart, a competition for school and college students to learn and recite poems from memory. Show more

Poetry Please

Fire and Water

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough is in his element, presenting requests for poems that evoke fire and water. We'll hear works by Alice Oswald, Pablo Neruda and Dylan Thomas. Show more