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Richard Armitage reads

the Ted Hughes Letters

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Produced by: Susan Roberts
Distributor:
BBC Radio 4
Broadcast date: Mon 29 Oct 2007, 2.15pm
Duration: 45 minutes

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Richard Armitage

On 29 October 2007, as part of the 'Afternoon Play' series, novelist Jane Feaver introduced a selection of previously unheard letters from the late Poet Laureate, written to family, friends, academics, children and fellow writers. The letters were sent to Hughes's publisher Faber & Faber during 1952 - 1972. Jane Feaver knew Ted when she worked for the publisher in London.

Richard Armitage adopted a yorkshire accent to read a series of letters and poems in the style of the poet Ted Hughes (1930-1998).

 

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Richard Armitage reads Ted Hughes' Letters

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Richard Armitage reads poem by Ted Hughes "Song"

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