Yeats - The Man And The Echo

Episodes

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01Sailing To Byzantium20150621

Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.

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Sailing to Byzantium

Niall Williams' enchanting story inspired by WB Yeats' poem about mortality and immortality.

An old man walks through a dusty and hot antiques shop where he finds something remarkable and life changing.

Credits

Writer - Niall Williams

Reader - Dermot Crowley

Producer - Kirsty Williams

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

02An Irish Airman Foresees His Death20150628

Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.

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An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

Lynda Radley's poignant story inspired by WB Yeats' sonnet about a World War I fighter-pilot.

An Irish airline pilot with a gambling problem reflects on his life.

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

03What Then?20150705

Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.

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What Then

Dermot Bolger's reflective story inspired by WB Yeats' poem about the endless doubts writers face.

A young man timidly embarking on a life as a writer meets an old man with a story to tell.

A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.