Shadowlands

First of an eight-part reading of the story about author CS Lewis' affair with poet Joy Gresham, read by Ian Richardson and recorded four weeks before the actor's death.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
20080725

The story of author CS Lewis' affair with poet Joy Gresham, read by the late Ian Richardson. 1/8. Letters.

20080801

Second of an eight-part reading of the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

2/8. Friendship

The invitation was for Professor CS Lewis to have lunch at the Eastgate Hotel in Oxford and since the hotel was virtually opposite Magdalen College, the Professor's academic home, it would have been awkward to refuse.

20080808

Continuing the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

3/8. Adultery enters the picture.

20080815

Continuing the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by the late Ian Richardson. 4/8. Marriage.

20080822

An eight-part reading of the story about author CS Lewis's love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death. Abridged for radio by Brian Sibley.

5/8: Reprieve

Joy suffers from cancer but makes a remarkable recovery.

20080905

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by the late Ian Richardson.

6/8. Pilgrimage

In April 1960, Lewis and Davidman visit Greece. Joy's cancer has returned and she is in great pain, and doctors warn her that to travel so far would be taking a big chance - but she is undeterred.

20080912

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by the late Ian Richardson.

7/8. Death

Joy's recovery proved to be nothing more than a reprieve and the end was inevitable.

Written, abridged and adapted for radio by Brian Sibley.

20080926

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by the late Ian Richardson.

8/8. Peace

Lewis comes to terms with Joy's death.

Written, abridged and adapted for radio by Brian Sibley.

01Letters2007040620080725

"

Letters: First of an eight-part reading of the story about author CS Lewis' affair with poet Joy Gresham, read by Ian Richardson and recorded four weeks before the actor's death.

02Friendship2007041320080801

The invitation was for Professor CS Lewis to have lunch at the Eastgate Hotel in Oxford and since the hotel was virtually opposite Magdalen College, the Professor's academic home, it would have been awkward to refuse.

"

Second of an eight-part reading of the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Gresham, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

2/8. Friendship: The invitation was for Professor CS Lewis to have lunch at the Eastgate Hotel in Oxford and since the hotel was virtually opposite Magdalen College, the Professor's academic home, it would have been awkward to refuse.

03Commitment2007042020080808

Adultery enters the picture.

Continuing the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

3/8. Commitment

04Marriage2007042720080815

A reading of the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

4/8. Marriage

05Reprieve2007050420080822

Joy suffers from cancer but makes a remarkable recovery.

Continuing the story about author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death. 5/8. Reprieve.

06Pilgrimage2007051120080905

In April 1960, Lewis and Davidman visit Greece.

Joy's cancer has returned and she is in great pain, and doctors warn her that to travel so far would be taking a big chance - but she is undeterred.

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

6/8. Pilgrimage

In April 1960, Lewis and Davidman visit Greece. Joy's cancer has returned and she is in great pain, and doctors warn her that to travel so far would be taking a big chance - but she is undeterred.

07Death2007051820080912

Joy's recovery proved to be nothing more than a reprieve and the end was inevitable.

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

7/8. Death

Written, abridged and adapted for radio by Brian Sibley.

08 LASTPeace2007052520080926

Lewis comes to terms with Joy's death.

The story of author CS Lewis' love affair with poet Joy Davidman, read by Ian Richardson and recorded just four weeks before the actor's death.

8/8. Peace

Written, abridged and adapted for radio by Brian Sibley.

SP20091010

Adaptation by Archie Scottney of the play by William Nicholson.

The moving true story of the 1950s relationship between Oxford don and author CS Lewis and divorced American writer Joy Gresham.

CS 'Jack' Lewis....Martin Jarvis

Joy Gresham....Joanne Whalley

'Warnie' Lewis....Kenneth Danziger

Rev Harry Harrington....Julian Sands

Prof Christopher Riley....Julian Holloway

Douglas....Zach Callison

Alan Gregg....Darren Richardson

Registrar....Jean Gilpin

Doctor....Matthew Wolf

Priest/Oakley....Alan Shearman

Nurse....Daisy Hydon

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

By William Nicholson.

The true story of the relationship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.