Dog day afternoons: Our canine muse

Calvin musing in Amsterdam’s Vondel Park

A literary journey with man’s best friend from the faithful hound Argus in Homer’s The Odyssey to the Russian space dog, Laika. It was Shakespeare’s Hamlet who said: “every dog will have his day”. So producer David Swatling’s golden retriever Calvin joins him to explore canine poetry, prose and music.

Producer: David Swatling

Broadcast: September 24, 1999