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This affecting and beautifully acted BBC co-production is directed and co-written by Devon-born Richard Eyre (Allelujah, Atonement) and based on a memoir written by Iris Murdoch’s husband, John Bayley. The UK’s acclaimed Judi Dench and Jim Broadbent are a joy to watch, with moments of black comedy skillfully injected to break up the inevitable melancholy of their story.





Through flashbacks, the life of renowned British novelist Iris Murdoch is dutifully explored, oscillating between her life as a vibrant young woman (Kate Winslet), and later (Judi Dench), as she faces the challenges of Alzheimer's disease with the unwavering support of her husband, John Bayley (Jim Broadbent). A poignant portrait of a literary icon's remarkable life and enduring love story.