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[11/15/05 - 12:00 AM]
A Vision of the Dreamer Who Created the Chronicles of Narnia Premieres Exclusively on Hallmark Channel Friday, December 9

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

A VISION OF THE DREAMER WHO CREATED THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA PREMIERES EXCLUSIVELY ON HALLMARK CHANNEL FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

C.S. Lewis Created a Thousand Stories in the Land of Narnia� His Story is About to be Told

The transformational story of the literary genius who brought to life The Chronicles of Narnia unfolds on the small screen in �C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia,� premiering Friday, December 9 (8/7c) on Hallmark Channel.

Having sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1950, the seven-book series The Chronicles of Narnia is among the world�s most beloved children�s book. As Disney brings one of the popular books to life on the silver screen in the feature film �The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,� viewers can see another side of C.S. Lewis� life on Hallmark Channel. Gathering much of his inspiration from personal experiences, a close examination into the life of C.S. Lewis, throughout this one-hour docudrama shot on location in England, explores the impact of his mother�s death, his friendship with The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, and the four imaginative children who came to live with him during World War II and became the characters in The Chronicles of Narnia.

C.S. Lewis is portrayed by Anton Rodger (�The Merchant of Venice�); Joy Gresham is played by Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora (�Bird�); and John Franklyn- Robbins (�Vanity Fair�) is The Great Knock. �C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia� was written and directed by Norman Stone. Executive producers are Edward P. Murray and William Spencer Reilly of Faith & Values Media, and Jeffrey C. Weber of Lightworks Producing Group.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 71 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,200 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its award-winning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.

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