This honour marks the 50th anniversary of Lewis death and will be attended by many scholars, clergy and admirers of books as diverse as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and Out of the Silent Planet.
There have been a number of programmes on TV and radio marking the occasion and today there are two transmissions of my play, The Northern Irishman in C S Lewis with Geoffrey Palmer as Lewis.
The programme receives its first transmission at 10:00 am and is repeated at 15:00. You'll find details of the programme here, and the programme will be in the BBC iPlayer for the next seven days.
The Northern Irish Man in CS Lewis (Radio 4 Extra, 10.00am) is Brian Sibley’s elegant and insightful reflection on Lewis’s childhood, growing up in Ulster, enthralled by the wild tales of his nurse Lizzie, lonely when his brother was sent away to school and their mother falls ill, finding comfort in imaginary adventures. Geoffrey Palmer plays Lewis.
Gillian Reynolds, Radio Critic of The Daily Telegraph