Martin Amis muses on the life and work of novelist Iris Murdoch, describing her portrayal on celluloid, her eccentric domesticity and her later descent as Alzheimer's takes hold.
Martin Amis is one of the most celebrated authors of modern times. A new collection rounds up his non-fiction pieces from 1986 to 2016, and this week five compelling topics are aired.
A feature film based on Iris Murdoch (with Kate Winslet and Judi Dench portraying her through the years), gives him chance to muse on the life and work of this acclaimed novelist. A unique and profound voice, movingly married to John Bayley, he describes her portrayal on celluloid, her eccentric domesticity, and her later descent as Alzheimer's takes hold.
Reader Bill Nighy
Producer Duncan Minshull.