Philip Larkin and the Third Woman – BBC TV documentary

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion discovers an unseen and unpublished poem by Philip Larkin when he returns to Hull to meet one of the poet’s former lovers. Speaking for the first time about her relationship with Larkin, Betty Mackereth reveals the man behind the famous poems.

Philip Larkin and the Third Woman will be broadcast on BBC One in Yorkshire & Lincolnshire on Sunday 5th December 6pm, and BBC Four nationally on Tuesday 7th December 8pm.

More information on the broadcast is available here. You will also be able to watch the programme on the BBC iPlayer from the page once it has been broadcast.