In 1924 George Bernard Shaw was 68. His friend Sydney Cockerell, then Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, introduced him to a Benedictine nun at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire. Dame Laurentia McLachlan, who was later to be elected Abbess, enjoyed a lively friendship with both Shaw and Cockerel for over 25 years. Their vigorous discussions covered the widest range of topics – from the existence and nature of God to some of the finer points of tango dancing. Starring SIR JOHN GIELGUD, DAME WENDY HILLER and PATRICK McGOOHAN.

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