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The Sea, The Sea
Two-part adaptation of the Iris Murdoch novel, with Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons stars in an adaptation of Iris Murdoch's 1978 Booker prize winning novel, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Charles Arrowby, a distinguished theatre-director, decides to retire to a remote house by the sea in order to write his memoirs. After encountering his adolescent love, he sets out on a mission to reclaim her and, in so doing, redeem the misdemeanours of his past. But a young man appears with a mission of his own.


Charles Arrowby - Jeremy Irons
Lizzie Scherer - Joanna David
Gilbert Opian - Anthony Calf
Peregrine Arbelow - Tim McInnerny
Rosina Vamburgh - Sara Kestelman
Hartley Fitch - Maggie Steed
Ben Fitch - David Horovitch
James Arrowby - Simon Williams
Arkwright - Nick Underwood
Young Charles - Fred Fergus
Young Hartley - Eleanor Crosswell
Sound Design - Wilfredo Acosta
Adapted by Robin Brooks
Directed by Bill Alexander
Produced by Fiona McAlpine
An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4.

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