Friday, May 08, 2009

The Narnia Code (repeat showing May 18, 7.30pm, BBC4)

C.S. Lewis wrote The Narnia Chronicles over fifty years ago, and they have never been more popular than they are today.

However, when they were first published, many critics thought them little more than childish scribblings, full of random characters and unexplained events. Even Lewis' good friend J.R.R. Tolkien thought them confused and misconceived.

Other scholars were sure that all this pointed to something more, something hidden beneath the stories, but although many tried, none could find this secret key of Narnia... until now.

The Documentary is worth watching for its content, the format isn't as imaginative and creative as the point its making, which is a shame, but still worth a look. I'm still waiting for Amazon to deliver the copy of Michael Ward's book Planet Narnia that I ordered three weeks ago...

ht: Michael Gilbart Smith


  1. thanks for the tipoff - weirdly enough, my copy arrived last week...

  2. I now have a delivery estimate of May 26-June 4...

  3. It's been dispatched!
    It's been dispatched!
    It's been dispatched!
    Still waiting.