Alan Pollock - Philip And Sydney

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Philip Larkin and his father Sydney visited Nazi Germany in 1937. What might have happened? Stars Tim McInnerny and Pip Carter.

20120808 (BBC7)
20150212 (BBC7)

Philip Larkin and his father Sydney visited Nazi Germany in 1937. What might have happened? Stars Tim McInnerny and Pip Carter.

20120808 (BBC7)
20150211 (BBC7)

Philip Larkin and his father visited Nazi Germany in 1937. What might have happened?

20120808 (BBC7)
20150212 (BBC7)

Philip Larkin and his father visited Nazi Germany in 1937. What might have happened?

20170717 (BBC7)

Philip Larkin and his father visited Nazi Germany in 1937. What might have happened?

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.

With Melody Grove as Liesl and John Rowe as the Hotel Keeper.

Director: Kirsty Williams
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.