David Walliams On Philip Larkin



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.

David Walliams talks to Andrew Motion about the appeal of the poetry of Philip Larkin