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Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

The story of the enduring love between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from the romance of their early days at Oxford in the 1950s to her tragic death in 1999. Show more


Iris Murdoch:
Judi Dench
Young Iris Murdoch:
Kate Winslet
John Bayley:
Jim Broadbent
Young John Bayley:
Hugh Bonneville
Eleanor Bron
Janet Stone:
Penelope Wilton
Young Janet Stone:
Juliet Aubrey
Dr Gudgeon:
Kris Marshall
Young Maurice:
Sam West
Older Maurice:
Timothy West
Richard Eyre
Robert Fox
Scott Rudin
James Horner
Director of photography:
Roger Pratt