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Today [21/04/2007]

Synopsis
Current affairs radio series with John Humphrys. This edition reports on the ‘new’ court poem ‘To The Queen’. The poem has recently been given scholarly imprimateur and included in the new edition of Shakespeare’s complete works edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. The 18-line poem is read by RSC actor Geoffrey Streatfeild, the conceit being that the 21st April is Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday.
Series
Today
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
21 Apr 2007 at 06:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Cast
Geoffrey Streatfeild 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The BBC Today programme website includes an audio archive of Today programmes back to 2003. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/default.stm (accessed 10/2008)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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