Katrina Porteous Radio Poem
Dunstanburgh Castle: A Secret as Old as the Stones, Poetry Extra, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Sunday 23 April 2017, 5pm
Katrina Porteous’ beautiful radio poem recorded at Dunstanburgh Castle on the North-East coast was re-broadcast on Radio 4 Extra on 23 April, where it was introduced by Daljit Nagra, and then by Katrina herself.
This radio poem was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004. The printed version of it is included in Katrina Porteous’ 2014 collection Two Countries, which features a photo of Dunstanburgh castle on its cover.
‘BBC Radio 4's Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'Dunstanburgh Castle: A Secret as Old as the Stones'.
Featuring the sounds of Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland, recorded by poet Katrina Porteous, and drawing on local myth and memories of Scottish raids and the ideal of good lordship. Performed by Katrina Porteous, Trevor Fox and the children of Seahouses First School.’
Click here to listen. Available for 30 days after broadcast.
Other radio poems by Katrina Porteous are printed in her 2014 collection Two Countries. They can be heard on the ebook with audio.
[27 April 2017]