Philip And Sydney

Episodes

SeriesFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
AD2010061120120615
20120615 (R4)

In 'This Be The Verse', Philip Larkin famously bemoans the impact parents have on their children. In Philip and Sydney, playwright Alan Pollock uncovers some of the reasons why Larkin may have had such a profound sense of anguish.

In 1937, Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany. Sydney was Coventry's City Treasurer and had a keen interest in the Nazi regime.

It was a holiday that Philip never spoke of. But, taking inspiration from Sydney's diaries, Philip and Sydney imagines what might have happened during their trip.

A witty and powerful coming of age drama starring Tim McInnerny as Sydney and Pip Carter as Philip.

Alan Pollock is a playwright, translator and screenwriter. Plays include One Night in November, Pigs, and All Tomorrow's Parties.

AP20100611

In 'This Be The Verse', Philip Larkin famously bemoans the impact parents have on their children.

In Philip and Sydney, playwright Alan Pollock uncovers some of the reasons why Larkin may have had such a profound sense of anguish.

In 1937, Philip Larkin's father took him on holiday to Germany.

Sydney was Coventry's City Treasurer and had a keen interest in the Nazi regime.

It was a holiday that Philip never spoke of.

But, taking inspiration from Sydney's diaries, Philip and Sydney imagines what might have happened during their trip.

A witty and powerful coming of age drama starring Tim Mcinnerny as Sydney and Pip Carter as Philip.

Alan Pollock is a playwright, translator and screenwriter.

Plays include One Night in November, Pigs, and All Tomorrow's Parties.

Cast:

Philip Larkin....Pip Carter

Sydney Larkin....Tim Mcinnerny

Liesl....Melody Grove

Hotel Keeper/Drinker...John Rowe

Herr Hinck....Sam Dale

Hans and all other parts...Gunnar Cauthery

Director: Kirsty Williams.

By Alan Pollock.

Philip Larkin and his father holiday in Germany in 1937.