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CS19930620Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

1: Vanished Pantomimes. Charles Arrowby , celebrated actor, writer and director, has retired from his London world and come to the sea to become a hermit and draft his memoirs. But the past will not let him rest....

Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane Director Faynia Williams

1: Vanished Pantomimes. Charles Arrowby , celebrated actor, writer and director, has retired from his London world and come to the sea to become a hermit and draft his memoirs. But the past will not let him rest - Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

CS19930625Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

1: Vanished Pantomimes

CS19930627Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

2: The Light and Fire of My Life. By the wildest coincidence, Charles has discovered that Hartley, his 'first and only true love', is now living in the village. Forty-five years on, love burns more strongly than ever. Is this to be a doomed brief encounter, or absolute happiness at last?

Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane

Director Faynia Williams

CS19930702Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts, with John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

2: Tlw Light and Fire of My Life. By the wildest coincidence, Charles has discovered that Hartley, his 'first and only true love', is now living in the village. Forty-five years on, love burns more strongly than ever. Is this to be a doomed brief encounter, or absolute happiness at last?

CS19930704Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised in four parts. With John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley.

3: When People Leave People... they do it suddenly. Charles is determined to prise Hartley out of her bitter marriage and help comes to him, miraculously, from the sea. But he hadn't been counting on a houseful of theatrical visitors, and the arrival of his Buddhist cousin James.

This episode is followed by Dame Iris Murdoch in conversation.

Cellist Peter Esswood ; Music by Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane ; Director Faynia Williams

CS199307093: When People Leave People.
CS19930711The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel. With John Wood as Charles and Joyce Redman as Hartley. Into the Monster's Mouth. Hartley has been taken home. Charles nearly drowns. Who pushed him in? Who is pulling him out? Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.

Cellist Peter Esswood Music: Elizabeth Parker

Dramatised by Richard Crane Director Faynia Williams

CS19930716The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel.

Into the Monster's Mouth. Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.