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Philip Larkin (II) (1922–1985)

English poet. His father Sydney was City Treasurer of Coventry. Philip was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry. By the age of 16 he was already having poetry published in the school magazine, The Coventrian. In 1940 he went to St. John's College, Oxford, to study English. On graduating (with first-class honours) in 1943 he became chief ... See full bio »

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 2017 First Sight (Short) (poem)
 2003 Love Again (TV Movie) (poems)
 2002 The Sunday Programme (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 1 December 2002 (2002) ... (poem)
 2002 The Old Fools (Short) (poem)
 1966 On the Margin (TV Series) (poems)
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 2006 The History Boys (acknowledgment: quotations from "MCMXIV")
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 2014 Great Poets: In Their Own Words (TV Series documentary)
Self - Archive
- Access All Areas (2014) ... Self - Archive
 1983 Time with Betjeman (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Self
 1982 It's My Pleasure (TV Series documentary)
Self - Subject
- Roy Hattersley on Philip Larkin (1982) ... Self - Subject
 1982 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- Philip Larkin (1982) ... Self
 1964 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
- Larkin and Betjeman (1964) ... Self
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 2018 Barneys, Books and Bust Ups: 50 Years of the Booker Prize (TV Special documentary)
Self (uncredited)
 2015 Return to Larkinland (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Philip Larkin: Love and Death in Hull (TV Movie documentary)

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One of several literary figures name-checked in the song "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" by Nick Cave : 'Philip Larkin he stuck it out in a library in Hull / And Dylan Thomas, he died drunk in St Vincent's Hospital'. See more »

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