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Omnibus: J.R.R. Tolkien - Master of Middle-Earth

Kirsty Wark introduces a profile of J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the 20th century's most popular writers.
BBC Two England

Omnibus: JRR Tolkien - Master of Middle-Earth

To coincide with the release of the first film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this programme profiles the shy Oxford professor whose fantasy stories placed him at the centre of a worldwide phenomenon. Including archive footage of Tolkien, readings from his works and contributions from contemporaries and biographers. Presented by Kirsty Wark. Director Julian Birkett ; Series editor Basil Comely (S) (W) BBC RADIO COLLECTION: The Lord of the Rings and The Fellowship of the Ring - boxed sets available on both cassette and compact disc
BBC Knowledge begins a season on children's literature with An Awfully Big Adventure, a portrait of Tolkien, on Christmas Eve at 11am
BBC Radio 4 FM

JRR Tolkien's Roverandom

Neil Pearson reads in five parts the tale of a dog who is turned into a toy. 1: Artaxerxes and Psamamthos Psamathides Abridged and produced by Pete Atkin READER OFFER: for Radio Times Tolkien Offer see tomorrow's billing at 9.45am * See This Week: page 8
BBC Radio 3

The Road Goes Ever On

Donald Swann collaborated with J. R. R. Tolkien in setting to music some of the songs from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In this programme he talks about Tolkien's life and writings, and sings some of the songs.
Taking part: PRISCILLA TOLKIEN, FR JOHN TOLKIEN, NEVILL COGHILL, RAYNER UNWIN, JOY HILL, JOHN CAREY, ELAINE GRIFFITHS, FR GERVASE MATTHEW and CHARLIE CARR. Interviews recorded by ANN BONSOR
Producer HUMPHREY CARPENTER

followed by an interlude
BBC Two England

Review

Topical arts magazine

Space Enough to Sculpt For
Imagine the staid and solemn galleries of the Royal Academy, marked up and let out to the sort of sculpture that creeps, crawls, stretches out into the air - iron bars, steel rods, bits of machinery, sculpture far too big for any ordinary room or gallery!
Burlington House, tomorrow - and the opening of an exhibition based on the idea of 24 contemporary British sculptors.
Edwin Mullins looks at British Sculptors 72.

Tolkien in Oxford
J. R. R. Tolkien, 80 years old this week, retired Oxford don, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - set books in Europe and Asia, cult books in The States, a craze amongst the young in Britain - so much so that one of the 'underground' pop music centres in London was even called 'The Middle Earth' after the country Tolkien invented.
A repeat showing of a film made in Oxford with Tolkien himself and the students who read him.
(David Jones is a member of the RSC)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Room with a View

1/5. Northmoor Road, Oxford. In a small study in a north Oxford house, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In the first of a series in which he visits rooms where history was made,
Allan Beswick talks to Humphrey Carpenter (who died in January this year), biographer of Tolkien, in the room Where Middle Earth was born. Producer Sarah Conkey
BBC Two England

Release

Release ...into the world of films, plays, books, art, and music.

Suddenly I Know What I Have to Do...
"I started on what stone I could get at night in my little studio in Chelsea. Then I thought suddenly I know what I have to do. I feel I can do it. I'm completely happy."
A film on the great English sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth whose major retrospective exhibition opens next week at the Tate Gallery, London, and whose life and work are described in a new book published this week.

Tolkien in Oxford
A film about The Lord of the Rings.
In Europe and Asia it's a school set book. In America it's a craze bigger than Batman: one million copies sold in 1967 alone. In Britain a lot of people have never even heard of it. J.R.R. Tolkien, seventy-six, retired Oxford don, talks about his major work. Readers in Oxford try to explain the phenomenon of the lord of the hobbits, the orcs, and the elves. A literary masterpiece or a pleasant donnish joke?

(Colour)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (9)
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BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
Ian Holm as Frodo and Robert Stephens as Aragorn
5: The Knife in the Dark ' You may escape from Bree, and be allowed to go forward while the Sun is up; but you won't go far. They will come on you in the wild, in some dark place where there is no help. Do you wish them to find you? They are terrible! The hobbits looked at Strider, and saw with surprise that his face was drawn as if with pain, and his hands clenched the arms of his chair.
The room was very quiet and still, and the light seemed to have grown dim.' with William Nighy as Sam Richard O'Callaghan as Merry
John McAndrew as Pippin James Grout as Butterbur and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
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BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
Ian Holm as Frodo and 8:The Mines of Moria
' " Who will follow me. if I lead you there? " " I will," said Aragorn heavily, " if this last warning does not move you. It is not of the Ring, or of us others that I am thinking now, but of you, Gandalf. And I say to you: if you pass the doors of Moria, beware! " ' with and with SEAN ARNOLD , JOHN
CHURCH, GRAHAM FAULKNER ALEXANDER JOHN
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT , MICHAEL SPICE and HAYDN WOOD Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Directed by PENNY LEICESTER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £l.00 each
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BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings: 1: The Long Awaited Party

by J.R.R. Tolkien prepared for radio in 26 episodes by Brian Sibley
Starring Ian Holm as Frodo and Michael Hordern as Gandalf

"Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

with John Le Mesurier as Bilbo, Peter Woodthorpe as Gollum, William Nighy as Sam and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)

Souvenir Tolkien posters based on this week's Radio Times cover, available at £1.00 each (p and p incl), from Radio 4 Poster Offer [address removed] (PO and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 23: Mount Doom ' This, then, is my counsel,' said Gandalf. ' We have not the Ring. In wisdom or great folly it has been sent away to be destroyed, lest it destroys us. Without it we cannot by force defeat Sauron's force. But we must at all costs keep his Eye from his true peril. We cannot achieve victory by arms. but by arms we can give the Ring-bearer his only chance, frail though it be.' with and with GRAHAM FAULKNER
MARTYN READ, MICHAEL SPICE Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p inc) from Radio 4 Poster Offer, [address removed] (POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
Theme music (record REH 415, cassette ZCR 415), from record shops
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings: 10; The Breaking of the Fellowship

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
Ian Holm as Frodo and Robert Stephens as Aragorn
"Have a care!" said Boromir. "I do not feel too sure of this Elvish Lady and her purposes." "Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel," said Aragorn sternly. "You know not what you say. There is in her and in this land no evil, unless a man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware!"
With Michael Graham Cox as Boromir, William Nighy as Sam, Douglas Livingstone as Gimli, David Collings as Legolas, Richard O'Callaghan as Merry, John McAndrew as Pippin, Marian Diamond as Galadriel, Simon Cadell as Celeborn and Gerard Murphy as the Narrator with GRAHAM FAULKNER, DAVID MCALISTER, CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, MICHAEL SPICE, JOHN WEBB and HAYDN WOOD
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
Singer DAVID JAMES Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Directed by PENNY LEICESTER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each (p and p incl) from Radio 4 Poster Offer, [address removed](POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN
Prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY 24: The Return of the King
'I have come' said Frodo. ' But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine! ' And suddenly, as he set it on his finger, he vanished from Sam's sight. Sam gasped, but he had no chance to cry out, for at that moment many things happened.
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
Singers DAVID JAMES
MATTHEW VINE , OZ CLARKE and THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal
Shakespeare Company) Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p incl) from Radio 4 Poster Offer[address removed] (POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
Theme music (record REH 415, cassette ZCR 415), from record shops
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 2: The Shadow of the Past ' You are the master of Bag End now. And with Bilbo's will and all the other documents, I fancy you'll find a golden ring.' 'The ring!' exclaimed Frodo. ' Has he left me that? I wonder why. Still, it may be useful.'
' It may, and it may not,' said Gandalf. ' I should not make use of it, if I were you. But keep it secret, and keep it safe!' with and With CHRISTOPHER SCOTT MICHAEL SPICE and HAYDN WOOD
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal
Shakespeare Company)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p inct) from [address removed](POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 7: The Fellowship of the Ring
' " This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere." There was silence. At last with an effort Frodo spoke, " I will take the Ring though I do not know the way ".' with and with SEAN ARNOLD
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT and JOHN WEBB
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL Directed by PENNY LEICESTER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p incl) from Radio 4 Poster Offer[address removed](POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Lord of the Rings

by J. R.R. TOLKIEN
The last of 13 episodes prepared for radio by BRIAN SIBLEY
The Grey Havens
The Queen Arwen said.
In my stead you shall go, Ring-bearer, when the time comes and if you then desire it. If your hurts grieve you still and the memory of your burden is heavy, then you may pass into the West, until all your wounds and weariness are healed'.
Music composed and nducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
SingerMATTHEW VINE Serial adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY and MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Radlophonic sound by ELIZABETH PARKER
Technical presentation by DAVID GREENWOOD and PETER novis , assisted by BUNA BARKHAM ,
RICHARD BEADSMOORE , PAUL PEARSON and TIM STURGEON. Serial directed by JANE MORGAN and PENNY LEICESTER
Producer JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is member of the RSC) Poster £1.25 (inc p and p), three badges £1.00 (inc p and p) cheques made payable to BBC Radio, from
Tolkien Offer[address removed]
BBC Radio 4 FM

Bookshelf

J R R Tolkien 's The Lord of the Rings has sold more than 50 million copies.
Nigel Forde ventures into Tolkien's mythical world, aided by his daughter
Priscilla and biographer Humphrey Carpenter.
Meanwhile, at the annual
Fantasy Convention, Nigel Forde has, with the help of authors Terry Pratchett and Mary Gentle , found the winners of the Bookshelf/Gollancz First
Fantasy Novel, who will be announced in this special fantasy edition.
Producer Sally Marmion
Regional Programme London

'Pearl'

' Pearl ' is perhaps the loveliest of all old English poems. It is a lament of'a man for his little daughter, who is spoken of under the pseudonym of 'Pearl'. This poem has been modernised by J. R. R. Tolkien in such a way that it keeps all the delicacy and atmosphere of the original mediaeval poem
National Programme Daventry

Poetry Will Out: No.6: Anglo-Saxon Verse

Studies in National Inspiration and Characteristic Forms
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford.






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