Philip Larkin

Playwright, comedy writer & television writer

Philip Larkin is a television and comedy writer.
Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying

Freelancing: Netflix, OCD and Other Worrying Behaviour

I'm still <strike>unemployed</strike> freelancing; don't tell anyone, but I'm starting to go a bit mad. It's been a good almost-year in many ways, as I've had a lot of time to work on my own TV projects - so lots of pitching has taken place in these past months, but with lots of pitching comes lots of knockbacks.
17/07/2013 17:31 BST
God-Fearing: A Faker's

God-Fearing: A Faker's Guide

Oddly, having spoken to my Da at length - it seemed the only things keeping her going were her family and her faith. My Gran is the most <em>Catholic</em> Catholic I've ever met. Me on the other hand - I'm not. I don't believe in God and I abhor the Catholic Church.
09/01/2013 12:08 GMT
The Newsroom: Where The F*** Is Josh

The Newsroom: Where The F*** Is Josh Malina?

I've watched <em>The Newsroom</em> twice. Initially, I watched it in two sittings; the first taking place in Glasgow airport as my flight was delayed, the second in the air.
16/07/2012 23:57 BST
The Muppets

The Muppets Sequel

I love you Disney, but do not f*ck with my Muppets. Do not f*ck with our Muppets. Don't you dare take advantage of my pals.
06/03/2012 14:50 GMT
Social Media Holding a 'Black Mirror' Up to

Social Media Holding a 'Black Mirror' Up to Nature

In the wake of social media playing a large part in worldwide coverage of disasters, newspaper hacking scandals and more - we are evolving and we're beginning to get used to joining in the conversation on a massive scale.
13/12/2011 11:47 GMT
A 'Sort-Of' Review of David Shrigley's

A 'Sort-Of' Review of David Shrigley's "Pass the Spoon"

If <em>Ready Steady Cook</em> sh*gged <em>Come Dine With Me</em> after smoking the pubic hairs of David Lynch, rolled up in the pages of Friedrich Nietzsche's <em>The Birth of Tragedy </em>- <em>Pass the Spoon</em> would be the love child from that wildly wonderful evening. A triumph.
21/11/2011 12:53 GMT
Shelving Old

Shelving Old Plays

I am not a poet - well, not beyond winning poetry competitions at school. I write theatre, television and film. If you're looking for the dead poet laureate, I'm sorry to disappoint you. You're free to leave, if you wish; but you may enjoy my rants and stories about giddy librarians, amongst the many other things I rant about.
11/11/2011 22:50 GMT