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The Wife

After her husband wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan Castleman reflects on her life from when she first met him and embarked on the affair which would change the course of their lives.

Successful writer Joe Castleman is delighted to receive an early morning telephone call from Sweden informing him that he has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. His steadfast wife Joan is equally delighted, but as she prepares to travel to Stockholm to support and encourage her husband, she reflects on her life from when she first met Joe, her married literature tutor with whom she embarks on the affair which would change the course of their lives.

1 hour, 32 minutes

Last on

Thu 7 Jul 2022 22:55

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:56

    Joe Cocker

    Do I Still Figure in Your Life

  • 01:10

    DEV

    Honey Dip

Credits

Role Contributor
Joan Castleman Glenn Close
Joe Castleman Jonathan Pryce
Young Joan Annie Starke
Young Joe Harry Lloyd
Nathanial Bone Christian Slater
Walter Bark Johan Widerberg
David Castleman Max Irons
Elaine Mozell Elizabeth McGovern
Director Bjorn Runge
Writer Meg Wolitzer
Writer Jane Anderson

Broadcasts

  • Fri 8 Jan 2021 21:00
  • Sun 5 Dec 2021 23:10
  • Mon 6 Dec 2021 00:15
  • Thu 7 Jul 2022 22:55

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