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Old 06-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #1
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Three Wishes

Ok, you can have three Tolkien related wishes. What would they be? Something current but too expensive, something no longer available, something you wish would become available.

My three (none currently available):

'Tolkien in Oxford': a documentary made & broadcast by the BBC in 1967/68. On DVD please. I'd love to see this, as its the only filmed in-depth interview with Tolkien in colour. I've seen clips from it & its fascinating. Probably the most important 'document' available. (Wonder if the Tolkien Estate has any part in its not being released on dvd?)

BBC Jackanory Hobbit: A Children's series where an actor would read a story straight to camera over a week. This was a special, broadcast over two weeks, to celebrate the 2,000 edition More info here
I remember seeing this as a teenager. There was something special about it for me - the 'woodland grove' set, the actors/storytelllers. Hope I wouldn't be disappointed if I saw it again. Like the BBC Radio LotR it came out in my early Tolkien days, so it has special memories for me.

Tolkien's translation of Beowulf. His own translation of his first love. I'd love to see what he brought to it.

Only three remember....

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