The former poet laureate examines the live of one of Britain’s most loved, yet deeply controversial poets of modern times.
Andrew Motion clearly has a passion for Philip Larkin, having written a biography about him and acting as his literary executor. Here he tries to detail his life, which is a tricky task given that his archive of letters revealed what appear to be racist views.
Featured in this programme are readings of Larkin’s poetry by residents of his hometown of Hull.
Passions is on at 21.00 on Sky Arts.