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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.

To read more on the Tolkien Society website:

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/07/bbc-to-broadcast-lost-tolkien-recordings/

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