Focus on the Family’s Narnia Radio Dramas Are Available to Stream Online for Free (UPDATED)
UPDATE: As of 5/27/20, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Magician’s Nephew have been removed from Focus on the Family’s streaming catalog, and The Horse and His Boy and Prince Caspian are now available to stream instead.
As a way to help out families staying at home during quarantine, Focus on the Family has made two of their much-beloved Narnia radio dramas free to stream online: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Magician’s Nephew.
Focus on the Family adapted all seven Narnia books to radio theater between 1999 and 2002 with a cast of over a hundred actors, an original orchestral score, and cinema-quality sound design. The dramas were broadcast on the BBC in the mid-2000s. Paul Scofield appears as “The Storyteller” and David Suchet is the voice of Aslan. Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C. S. Lewis, is the host of the series. It is recommended for ages 10 and up.
To access the radio dramas, sign up here to receive an email with a link to the streaming site. The Narnia dramas are found under the Radio Theatre section of Focus@Home and Focus@Home Kids.
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