Len Howser of “The Family Friendly Morning Show” on 95.5 the Fish in Cleveland, Ohio interviewed Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis, about the movie release of “Prince Caspian” and “growing up in Narnia.”
Len Howser: Now I understand you are in Malta, right?
Douglas Gresham: That’s right, right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
Howser: And the temperature is very similar to Houston, 94, 95 degrees, but you say you like it like that.
Gresham: I spent 27 years in Australia out there in the desert country where I worked quite a lot it. It does tend to get hot. I got used to it and I love it.
Howser: With the advent of the second movie now, “Narnia: Prince Caspian.” My wife and I just saw it and my wife walked out, turned to me and said, “That was better then the first one.”
Gresham: I’m hearing a lot of people say that. Thank you.
Howser: The message we got out of it was never give up, never lose hope.
Gresham: That’s certainly part of it. But it’s also the fact that in everybody’s life—except for some very fortunate people—we all stray away. We all at some stage lose faith, we wander off into the world, the world butts into our life, and we have to find our way back to true faith and justice, and honor and glory, and courage and responsibility, and commitment. That’s the journey that each of the children and the whole world of Narnia have to take in “Prince Caspian,” and finally the end message to me, in the movie, is that no matter how far we stray away, and how long it takes, there is always just one way back, and we have to find it and use it.
Howser: Well put. Describe your life as the stepson of C.S. Lewis. Had he written “Narnia”?—at what time in your life did that come up?