Poetry Extra - Visions Of Paradise

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20070701 (BBC7)
20160313 (BBC7)

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive.

'Visions of Paradise' features one of the towering achievements of world literature: John Milton's Paradise Lost. Written after he went blind, the programme is presented by Peter White, himself blind. Peter begins by talking to John Hull, the theologian, who also became blind, decades ago, at which point he decided to learn the opening section of Paradise Lost.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.

20070701 (BBC7)
20160314 (BBC7)

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive.

'Visions of Paradise' features one of the towering achievements of world literature: John Milton's Paradise Lost. Written after he went blind, the programme is presented by Peter White, himself blind. Peter begins by talking to John Hull, the theologian, who also became blind, decades ago, at which point he decided to learn the opening section of Paradise Lost.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.

20070701 (BBC7)
20160314 (BBC7)

Daljit Nagra introduces a towering achievement of world literature from John Milton.

20070701 (BBC7)
20160313 (BBC7)

John Milton became blind in his 40s, after which he composed his greatest works such as the epic Paradise Lost. Peter White investigates what difference blindness made to the poet's work and whether, as Milton claimed, it opened his eyes to a different world.

2007070120070707 (R4)

BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive.

'Visions of Paradise' features one of the towering achievements of world literature: John Milton's Paradise Lost. Written after he went blind, the programme is presented by Peter White, himself blind. Peter begins by talking to John Hull, the theologian, who also became blind, decades ago, at which point he decided to learn the opening section of Paradise Lost.

Producer: Mark Smalley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2007.

Daljit Nagra introduces a towering achievement of world literature from John Milton.