The Whitsun Weddings

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19990519

A verse drama by Kathleen Jamie, based on the poem by Philip Larkin.

On a Whit weekend at the end of the 50s, Philip Larkin caught a train from Hull to LONDON which was boarded by a number of newlywed couples.

He turned his observations about them into one of his best-known poems.

Forty years later, three of the couples and the daughter of the fourth look back on that day.