The invitation was for Professor CS Lewis to have lunch at the Eastgate Hotel in Oxford and since the hotel was virtually opposite Magdalen College, the Professor's academic home, it would have been awkward to refuse.
Adultery enters the picture.
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Joy suffers from cancer but makes a remarkable recovery.
In April 1960, Lewis and Davidman visit Greece.
Joy's cancer has returned and she is in great pain, and doctors warn her that to travel so far would be taking a big chance - but she is undeterred.
Joy's recovery proved to be nothing more than a reprieve and the end was inevitable.
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Lewis comes to terms with Joy's death.
Adaptation by Archie Scottney of the play by William Nicholson.
The moving true story of the 1950s relationship between Oxford don and author CS Lewis and divorced American writer Joy Gresham.
CS 'Jack' Lewis....Martin Jarvis
Joy Gresham....Joanne Whalley
'Warnie' Lewis....Kenneth Danziger
Rev Harry Harrington....Julian Sands
Prof Christopher Riley....Julian Holloway
Alan Gregg....Darren Richardson
Directed by Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.
By William Nicholson.
The true story of the relationship between CS Lewis and Joy Gresham.