The Verb - Lawrence Salt, Sunjeev Sahota, Ginger and Black, Ammon Shea

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's smorgasbord of language, performance and brand new writing. This week the Lawrence Sail, who has written a Christmas poem for the last thirty six years, reads seasonal verse and explains the challenge of saying something new year after year. First-time novelist Sunjeev Sahota reads a work in progress and Acerbic comedy musical duo Ginger and Black perform an alternative to Christmas schmalz. And, Ammon Shea reveals the humorous and strange history of the humble, and now largely defunct, phonebook.