BBC Radio 4 has announced that Jeremy Irons will star in a two-part adaptation of the Iris Murdoch novel The Sea, The Sea, as part of its drama line-up. Broadcast dates are 23rd and 30th August 2015.
The Sea, The Sea for BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial is directed by Bill Alexander, dramatised by Robin Brooks and produced by Fiona McAlpine of Allegra Productions.
Here’s the novel’s synopsis: “Charles Arrowby, leading light of England’s theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. He plans to write a memoir about his great love affair with Clement Makin, his mentor, both professionally and personally, and amuse himself with Lizzie, an actress he has strung along for many years. None of his plans work out, and his memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors-some real, some spectral-that disrupt his world and shake his oversized ego to its very core.” – from Amazon.com.