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'Man hands on misery to man'

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Will Gompertz | 11:42 UK time, Friday, 11 June 2010


The most famously chastised parents in English verse are perhaps Philip Larkin's. If you're near a radio later, the Afternoon Play is worth a listen: Pip Carter and Tim McInnerny play the poet and his father Sydney on holiday in Nazi Germany. And if you're not near a radio, there is of course the iPlayer.


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