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Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege.


The sub-title, "A collection of writing from the heart", says it all.  Originally released in book form, Classic FM radio presenter Nick Bailey chose his favourite love poems along with a selection of listener's romantic encounters that have been read out on the air.

The accompanying audio book containing four cassettes was released on September 3, 1998 by Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books.  Nick reads the introduction and the poems and letters are read by Tom Conti, Felicity Kendal, Nichola McAuliffe and David Tennant. 

The ISBN is ISBN-10: 1840321156, I have included it because I have discovered that there are two versions of this collection.  This collection with Conti and Kendal came with two cassettes. 

On this smaller collection David reads: Letter From Derek Widenbar, Chesham, Love's Secret by William Blake ,

The Indian Serenade by Shelley ,Letter from John Keats and Shakespeare's Sonnet 38.


The other version has four cassettes or 2 CD's and as issued in 1997 under ASIN: B003YRD4TU.  This collection features Susannah York, Christopher Cazenove, Nichola McAuliffe and David Tennant.

This original issue features David on 19 tracks:

Letter from Eric Matthews, Kinross

Excerpt from Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Letter from Cliff Harrison, Manchester
Letter from Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova
The Indian Serenade - Shelley
Sonnet 38 - Shakespeare

Letters from Henri of Navarre to Gabrielle d'Estrees
Letter from Patrick Moore, Southampton
The Good-Morrow - John Donne

Love's Secret - William Blake

To - Shelley
Letter from Robert Burns to Agnes McLehose
A Thunderstorm in Town - Thomas Hardy
Letter from John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Letter From Derek Widenbar, Chesham
Sonnet 75 -  Shakespeare
Letter from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Constanze

Letter from Robert Harvey, Cheshire

(A huge thanks to Iren who alerted me to this earlier version and the extra audio.)

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