One of my favourite action poems – one that makes you feel as if you’re riding hell for leather across the Australian outback. And by a poet called Banjo! What more could anyone want?
Welcome to the latest edition of Gavin Scott Presents, a selection of my favourite prose and poetry. This week, “To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell, who came from my home town of Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire.
Happy New Year! And to get 2019 off to a good start, here are two of my favourite poems about the sea from British Poet Laureate John Masefield
Gavin reads three poems for Christmas by Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy and Henry Longfellow
The first in a series of podcasts presenting my favourite pieces of English literature, beginning with John Keats and the Ode to Autumn.
The first of a podcast series about my favorite pieces of literature, beginning with a brief recap of John Keats’ life and ending with a reading of Ode to Autumn
These are some of the broadcasts I did between 1975 and 1980, when I worked for BBC radio’s “World at One”, “World This Weekend” and “P.M” programmes. “World at One” was mainly about politics, but in the afternoon, for our five o’clock show “P.M.