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C.S. Lewis - BBC Broadcasts During WWII

During the second world war, people in Britian were facing life and death issues every day.  The director of religious programming, at the BBC, asked C.S. Lewis to give some "Broadcast Talks" about faith.  

At first, Lewis was unsure - he liked neither the radio nor traveling to London.  He finally relented, because he thought it was his duty.  His first talks were so successful that the BBC wanted him to do more - and he agreed.

Move the video clip forward - to 1:43 - to learn how Lewis created the characters, and invented the stories, for his seven-book series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

Move the video clip forward - to 4:00 - to learn what happened after Lewis agreed to create "Broadcast Talks" for the BBC.

See, also:

C.S. Lewis Explains His Vision of Narnia (from "Shadowlands")

C.S. Lewis - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (clip from film)

C.S. Lewis - Only Surviving Tape of BBC Broadcast Talks

C.S. Lewis and His Wife, Joy Gresham Lewis ("Shadowlands" Trailer)

Death of Joy Gresham Lewis (from "Shadowlands")

 


Media Credits

Video clip online, courtesy PBS - The Question of God:  Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis (2004)

Produced by Tatge/Lasseur Productions in association with WGBH and Walden Media.

Director: Catherine Tatge

Producer: Dominique Lasseur

Executive Producers: Mike Sullivan, Catherine Tatge and Doug Holladay.

Complete four-hour video available from PBS.

 

 

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