Dominic West celebrates Baroque poetry

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Actor Dominic West is to go from The Hour to turning back the clock by reading poems from the Baroque era for Radio 3.

The star will present a different verse each weekday for a fortnight for the station’s Baroque Spring season, which begins in March.

The month-long series of programmes and concerts will celebrate the period from 1600 to 1750 when composers including Bach, Handel and Vivaldi created many of classical music’s best-known works.

There will also be a Baroque Remixed concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra, featuring compositions by artists including Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory.