In October 1995, the nation voted for its favourite poems and this collection brings together the top 50 read with all the skill and quality expected from the BBC. The top ten poems are: 'If' by Rudyard Kipling, 'The Lady of Shalott' by Lord Alfred Tennyson, 'The Listeners', by Walter de la Mare, 'Not Waving But Drowning' by Stevie Smith, 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth, 'To Autumn' by John Keats, 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' by W B Yeats, 'Dulce Et Decorum' by Wilfred Owen, 'Ode to a Nightingale', by John Keats and 'He Wishes for Cloths of Heaven' by W B Yeats.
On 2 cassettes running to c1hr. 55mins.. Readers John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding.