C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis was a writer. He was a friend of the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

One well-known work by Lewis was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. (AUDIO: Lost Property)

Lewis belonged to a group called the Inklings, as did his friend John. They met at a pub called the Eagle and Child. He read a fantasy story inspired by the Doctor's adventures. It had fictional versions of Amy and Rory as its heroes, alongside "the Professor". The Doctor suggested that the story should include a wardrobe. (COMIC: The Professor, the Queen and the Bookshop)

The Curator, a retired incarnation of the Doctor, remembered Lewis as "dear old Jack". He remarked that Jack, as he was known to friends, always disliked being called Clive. (AUDIO: Lost Property)

Sarah Jane Smith told Clyde Langer that C. S. Lewis' children's books could be enjoyed at every age. (AUDIO: Wraith World)

Behind the scenes[]

The story in which he appears implies that C.S. Lewis rewrote his tale about a bookshop into the Narnia books The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Magician's Nephew.

C.S. Lewis wrote the Narnia books for children. He also wrote a "space fiction" trilogy, which, like early Doctor Who involved ordinary people visiting alien planets. Many commenters have compared the TARDIS to the magical wardrobe in Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first-written of the Narnia books. The Doctor Who story The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe borrows the form of its title, some visual imagery and plot elements from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Lewis died on the same day as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 22 November 1963, which was also coincidentally the day before the very first broadcast of Doctor Who.

Matteusz Andrzejewski refers to the author that created books about the land of Narnia and the character Susan in the Class episode Detained, but does not identify him as Lewis.