Cardiff University Edward Thomas and Robert Frost

Archive Audio | Edward Thomas and Robert Frost

As we delve into the darkest recesses of the internet looking for forgotten gems, we must all be eternally grateful for the depth and breadth of the treasure trove of video and audio archive that is waiting to be unearthed on YouTube. Here is a remarkable recording of a 1979 BBC Manchester documentary about the friendship between Edward Thomas and Robert Frost, written by Andrew Motion and Anne Stevenson.

Elected Friends tells of the three year friendship between the celebrated poets. John Frankyn-Robbins plays Robert Frost & Paul Webster plays Edward Thomas, and it is narrated by Geoffrey Banks. The producer, so far as we can find out, was Fraser Steel.