Philip Larkin: Love and Death in Hull

This one hour single documentary looks at the life and work of Britain’s best loved poet. Larkin died in 1985 yet his words endure to this day – his poetry is still widely read and broadcast, and a variety of books and memoirs about the man have been published.

Love and Death in Hull does not set out to take sides or spin a line. It wants to tell the story of Larkin’s life as simply as possible, and in particular to record the memories of those who knew him best.

Andrew Motion, The Guardian

This was a near perfect film: superbly shot and edited, throbbing with lugubrious jazz. It almost made me want to visit Hull

The Telegraph

This rich, evocative film captures the greatness as well as the profound gloom of one of Britain’s best-loved poets

The Times