Iris

The later years in the life of novelist Dame Iris Murdoch, who now suffers from Alzheimer's, are tenderly recalled by her husband John Bayley.

Abridged by Alison Joseph.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies

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The later years in the life of novelist Dame Iris Murdoch, who now suffers from Alzheimer's, are tenderly recalled by her husband John Bayley.

Abridged by Alison Joseph.

Read by Oliver Ford DaviesJohn Bayley recalls the pleasure - and later, the pain - of swimming with his wife, Iris Murdoch.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

John Bayley recalls the pleasure - and the pain - of swimming with his wife, Iris Murdoch.

Recalling her love of swimming - the husband of novelist Iris Murdoch tells his wife's story.

The husband of novelist Iris Murdoch recalls her love of swimming.

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20061205 (BBC7)
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20090120 (BBC7)
20100727 (BBC7)
20110816 (BBC7)

John Bayley remembers falling in love with Iris Murdoch - the lady on the bicycle - in Oxford.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

John Bayley recalls falling for Iris Murdoch - the lady on the bicycle - in Oxford.

Novelist Iris Murdoch's husband recalls falling in love with the lady on the bicycle in Oxford.

Iris Murdoch's husband recalls falling in love with the lady on the bicycle in Oxford.

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20061206 (BBC7)
20061207 (BBC7)
20080319 (BBC7)
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20100728 (BBC7)
20110817 (BBC7)

John Bayley reflects on his marriage to Iris Murdoch and recalls their wedding day in 1956.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

Novelist Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on married life and recalls their wedding day in 1956.

Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on married life and recalls their wedding day in 1956.

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20061207 (BBC7)
20061208 (BBC7)
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20090122 (BBC7)
20100729 (BBC7)
20110818 (BBC7)

John Bayley remembers the eerie, early signs of Alzheimer's shown by his wife, Iris Murdoch.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

John Bayley remembers the early signs of Alzheimer's shown by his wife, Iris Murdoch.

Iris Murdoch's husband remembers the eerie, early signs of Alzheimer's shown by his novelist wife.

Iris Murdoch's husband remembers the eerie, early signs of Alzheimer's shown by his wife.

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20061208 (BBC7)
20061209 (BBC7)
20080321 (BBC7)
20090123 (BBC7)
20100730 (BBC7)
20110819 (BBC7)

John and Iris spend Christmas in London.

Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on his wife's inner world after the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Read by Oliver Ford Davies.

Iris Murdoch's husband reflects on her inner world after the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

John Bayley reflects on the inner world of Iris Murdoch after the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

John Bayley reflects on the inner world of Iris Murdoch after the onset of Alzheimer's.