The full schedule has now been released for the readings on BBC Radio 4 by Jeremy Irons from the complete canon of TS Eliot, across 1st January 2017.
The timings of the five broadcasts are:
13.30 Poems 1920
14.00 The Waste Land
19.15 Four Quartets
Shortly after the live broadcasts, the readings will be available on the BBC iPlayer
Each section will be presented by Martha Kearney and a special guest. They will explore the excitement and the achievement of Eliot’s language – from the early work including The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, through poems like Ash Wednesday and Journey of the Magi, and will celebrate works that transformed the literary landscape such as The Waste Land and Four Quartets. The acclaimed novelist Jeanette Winterson will be one of the guests joining Martha for this celebration of the enduring power of Eliot’s writing.
Reader: Jeremy Irons
Presenter: Martha Kearney
Producer: Faith Lawrence for the BBC
BBC Radio 4 Publicity