Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Four Quartets, TS Eliot's last great work which he composed, against a background of imminent and actual world war, as meditations on the relationship between time and humanity.
Emeritus Professor of English and American Literature at the University of York
Professor of Modern Poetry at Queen's University, Belfast
Professor of English and American Literature at University College London
Producer: Simon Tillotson
Jeremy Irons will be reading TS Eliot's greatest poems, from Prufrock to The Waste Land to Four Quartets, across New Year's Day here on Radio 4.