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Episode 3

A devastating road accident has life-changing effects on Garp and his family. Stars Lee Ingleby and Miranda Richardson.

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 May 2017 03:00

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Role Contributor
Garp Lee Ingleby
Duncan Adam Thomas Wright
Walt Adam Greaves-Neal
Helen Lyndsey Marshal
Jenny Fields Miranda Richardson
Roberta Muldoon Jonathan Keeble
John Wolfe John Guerrasio
Mrs Ralph Charlotte Emmerson
Mrs Poole Carys Eleri
Michael Milton Harry Jardine
Jillsy Emma Fielding
Sally Emma Fielding
Jenny Garp Emma Fielding
Pooh Percy Amanda Hale
Ellen James Amanda Hale
Director Nadia Molinari
Adaptor Linda Marshall Griffiths
Writer John Irving


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