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ID the Future Intelligent Design, Evolution, and Science Podcast

Norman Stone on His New C.S. Lewis Movie, The Most Reluctant Convert

John G. West
Norman Stone
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On today’s ID the Future, award-winning British producer and director Norman Stone joins host John West to discuss Stone’s new biopic on C.S. Lewis, The Most Reluctant Convert. The freewheeling conversation covers a wide range of topics, including Lewis’s view of science, the problems of reductionist science, Lewis’s attraction to and rejection of the occult (and the strange connection between the occult and scientific materialism), Bertrand Russell’s atheism, the women in C.S. Lewis’s life (not just Joy Gresham), and even the strange fate of C.S. Lewis’s old rooms in Oxford (you’ll never guess what’s in there now!). Plus, West tries his best to convince Stone that he should do a film version of a certain C.S. Lewis science fiction novel. For more about C.S. Lewis’s reflections on science, scientism, scientific materialism, evolution, and design, check out our Discovery Institute page,

Norman Stone

Acclaimed British filmmaker Norman Stone is director of the 2021 film The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis. He began his professional life in television as the youngest director at the BBC. He has done multiple projects on C.S. Lewis, including the original BBC version of Shadowlands, as well as films on Martin Luther and Florence Nightingale, two Agatha Christie Miss Marple movies, and an adaptation of a story by the great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In the course of his career, he has worked with many of the film industry’s top actors, including Peter O’Toole, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Pryce, Claire Bloom, and Lee Remick. He has won awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and an international Emmy.