Iris Murdoch, Professor of Philosophy and celebrated author and her husband, Professor of Literature John Bayley, are guests-of-honour at a banquet at Somerville College. Iris Murdoch gives a brilliantly witty speech and finishes with an Irish folk song, "The Lark in the Clear Air". As she begins to sing, John Bayley's thoughts wander back to the evening when Iris was first introduced to him at a dinner and he was so taken with her that he choked on his wine. Even back then, she always had a ready wit. Over the next few weeks, John is often reminded of the past, because of Iris' health, which is beginning to worry him. A medical examination reveals that Iris Murdoch is suffering from Alzheim... Full Summary >>


Judi Dench - (Iris Murdoch)
Jim Broadbent - (John Bayley)
Kate Winslet - (Young Iris Murdoch)
Hugh Bonneville - (Young John Bayley)
Penelope Wilton - (Janet Stone)

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