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Bowen and Betjeman

45 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 February 2014

Award winning novelist, John Banville, imagines an encounter between Elizabeth Bowen and John Betjeman as they meet for luncheon in a Dublin hotel during the Second World War. As their conversation ranges over their lives, their loves, their politics, we are given a portrait of wartime Dublin and London and of the place of the artist in a world at war.

Written by John Banville
Produced by Gemma McMullan.


Elizabeth Bowen
Miranda Richardson
John Betjeman
Toby Jones
Isaiah Berlin
Nick Dunning
Goronwy Rees
Nicholas Murchie
Maurice Bowra
Gerard McDermott
Miche Doherty
Noreen Colley
Sophie Harkness
Rosamond Lehmann
Maggie Cronin
John Banville
Gemma McMullan



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