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.
|Duncan||Adam Thomas Wright|
|Jenny Fields||Miranda Richardson|
|Roberta Muldoon||Jonathan Keeble|
|John Wolfe||John Guerrasio|
|Mrs Ralph||Charlotte Emmerson|
|Mrs Poole||Carys Eleri|
|Michael Milton||Harry Jardine|
|Jenny Garp||Emma Fielding|
|Pooh Percy||Amanda Hale|
|Ellen James||Amanda Hale|
|Adaptor||Linda Marshall Griffiths|