BBC programme "In Their Own Words, British Authors" about J.R.R. Tolkien

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BBC programme "In Their Own Words, British Authors" about J.R.R. Tolkien

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Not sure if you've all seen this one. It has some nice footage of JRRT.

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John Izzard meets with JRR Tolkien at his home, walking with him through the Oxford locations that he loves while hearing the author's own views about his wildly successful high-fantasy novels. Tolkien shares his love of nature and beer and his admiration for 'trenchermen' in this genial and affectionate programme. The brief interviews with Oxford students that are dotted throughout reveal the full range of opinions elicited by 'The Lord of the Rings', from wild enthusiasm to mild contempt.
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A! Elin velui, dîn dolog, aduial lúthad!
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Re: BBC programme "In Their Own Words, British Authors" about J.R.R. Tolkien

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Lúthien wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:35 pm[...]
The brief interviews with Oxford students that are dotted throughout reveal the full range of opinions elicited by 'The Lord of the Rings', from wild enthusiasm to mild contempt.
I think I have seen this one in the past. The "hippie criticisms" were amusing, as I remember it. Thanks for posting this, as I didn't bookmark the one I found several years back.
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