John Betjeman A First Class Collection
John Betjeman

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Narrated By: Andrew Motion, Derek Jacobi, John Betjeman, Miriam Margolyes, Samuel West, Stephen Fry, Susan Jameson

Duration: 2 hours and 23 minutes

What to expect

Sir John Betjeman’s unique relationship with the BBC left a lasting legacy of poetry, readings and performances. A First Class Collection features a selection of some of his most memorable and best-loved poetry. Betjeman was one of the best-known and loved Poet Laureates and over a hundred years after his birth he continues to attract acclaim and admiration. Some of his fascinating BBC Archive recordings can be enjoyed again in this specially selected collection of poetry. A First Class Collection includes the poet’s own readings of some of his most popular works, introduced by Andrew Motion, as well as readings specially commissioned for BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please and exclusive readings from actors Derek Jacobi, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, Susan Jameson and Samuel West.


Films, cinema, Television, Radio, Poetry

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