When C.S. Lewis, a mild mannered Professor at Oxford University in the heart of England, sat down to write a story for children, not even his closest friend thought it would be a success. The fact that C.S. Lewis was a confirmed bachelor and the friend in question was none other than JRR Tolkien, the much respected author of The Lord of the Rings, did not bode well!
However, when The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe appeared in print, the reading public of Great Britain, quickly followed by the rest of the world, had other ideas. The magical realm of Narnia was truly captivating and proved to be extremely popular, and The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is still an all-time favourite with each new generation of young readers. So enduring is this delightful tale of magic and mystery that even the Hollywood film industry has turned its attention to this remarkable children`s classic.
Step beyond the open door before you and enter the world of Narnia. Discover for yourself the origin of this enchanted land of ice and snow, where only a lion`s roar can herald the coming of spring. Let your imagination restore the wonder of childhood as the power of Narnia works its eternal magic and the amazing true-life story of C.S. Lewis is revealed.
Release Date: 28 November 2005
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Running Time: 60 minutes
Main Language: English