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Pandemic Poems from Actor Samuel West

Actor Samuel West, son of Timothy West and Prunella Scales, has appeared in films such as Howard's End and Notting Hill. Since the start of the lockdown, West has been recording two poems a day and sharing them online as a collection known as Pandemic Poems.

On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan​

He and a selection of famous friends have recorded a great selection of poems based on requests from listeners.

Listen to West (and his two year old daughter) reciting On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti

He also recites Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti, the English poet known for her romantic, devotional and children's poems. Did you know that she also wrote the words to the popular Christmas carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter'?

Listen to West recite Goblin Market

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

Known for her role in the film Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991), actor Juliet Stephenson recites Shakespeare's Sonnet 18.

Listen to Stephenson recite Sonnet 18