Recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien thought to have been lost have been rediscovered in the BBC archives and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 20.00 on Saturday 6 August.
The recordings survive from an interview Tolkien gave for Tolkien in Oxford, a documentary first broadcast on BBC 2 on 30 March 1968.
Only a small selection was used in the final programme. The rest of the material was thought to have been lost until its producer, Leslie Megahey, found it on a video tape.
Having shared the precious find with Tolkien scholar Dr Stuart Lee, the search began to find the original tape in the BBC archives.
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