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Sat 4 Dec 2010 23:30 BBC Radio 4 FM only

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 28 November 2010

Actor David Walliams is a great admirer of Philip Larkin's poetry, and to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the poet's death he talks to former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, who wrote a widely acclaimed biography of Larkin, about why he finds this poetry so appealing. Walliams chooses a selection of the poems he likes best, some well-known and some far less so, to explore the central themes that recur throughout Larkin's work. It's a fascinating three-way meeting of minds: the actor, the biographer and the poet they both admire.

The poems are read by Philip Larkin, Tom Courtenay and Patrick Romer.


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