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Episode 3

John Irving's best selling novel of lunacy and sorrow is dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

Jenny becomes a nurse again as she helps Garp to piece his life back together following the tragic car accident. Battling with loss and heartbreak, Garp finds salvation in his writing until violent and unexpected events strike.

This is the concluding episode of a three part dramatisation of a novel that is both acclaimed for its originality, and controversial for its dark representation of gender politics and sexual violence. Published in 1978 it went on to win the US National Book Award and was made into a film in 1982, it placed Irving firmly on the map as a leading novelist.

Dramatist Linda Marshall Griffiths adapted Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany for Radio 4 in 2009.

Directed by Nadia Molinari.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 25 Jan 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
GarpLee Ingleby
DuncanAdam Thomas Wright
WaltAdam Greaves-Neal
HelenLyndsey Marshal
Jenny FieldsMiranda Richardson
Roberta MuldoonJonathan Keeble
John WolfeJohn Guerrasio
Mrs RalphCharlotte Emmerson
Mrs PooleCarys Eleri
Michael MiltonHarry Jardine
JillsyEmma Fielding
SallyEmma Fielding
Jenny GarpEmma Fielding
Pooh PercyAmanda Hale
Ellen JamesAmanda Hale
DirectorNadia Molinari
AdaptorLinda Marshall Griffiths
WriterJohn Irving

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