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Re: Textual accuracy in the Lord of the Rings
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Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but...

I'm sorry to see it too. I ordered the the HC 60th anniversary boxed set and was crushed to find it was printed in China when I received it. Outside the usual issues of supporting the local economy (be it the UK for HC or the US for HM), there's absolutely a quality difference between this set and my US-printed Hobbit and UK-printed single-volume 50th anniversary LotR. Finally, and I'm not quite sure how to articulate this, I just feel it's at odds with Tolkien's legacy. I'm not an expert, but I somehow feel he wouldn't be happy about it. In any case, it won't be going on my shelf.

Does anyone have a copy of this set (A11) printed in the UK? Was A2 printed in China?

Posted on: 8/9 18:56:13


Re: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 Tolkien: The Lost Recordings
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I've decided to put my disappointment with this programme behind me now; but if there were any follow-up to this affair, I shall look at it askance.

Posted on: 8/9 13:44:02


Re: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 Tolkien: The Lost Recordings
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Joss Ackland was born on the 29th February 1928, and is 88 years old.

I have to assume that he is on medication for his age, but the BBC should not put out a programme where he sounds heavily drugged and I agree with Stu


Stu wrote:
Joss Ackland sounds heavily drugged.



Posted on: 8/9 6:12:27

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Edited by Trotter on 2016/8/9 6:26:42


Re: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 Tolkien: The Lost Recordings
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Joss Ackland sounds heavily drugged.

Posted on: 8/7 21:27:26


Re: BBC Radio 4 - Archive on 4 Tolkien: The Lost Recordings
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We had a sinking feeling as soon as Joss Ackland began his bizarre and wholly unnecessary 'narration', but kept hoping that, well, they would finish with 'the making of Tolkien in Oxford' and get on to the 'lost recordings'. Most annoying was listening to remarks about watching the offcuts - and just how much of Tolkien, in the end, was cut and thus 'lost'? Perhaps the BBC will finally issue a DVD of the 1968 programme with 'deleted scenes'. At least Tom Shippey was incisive and entertaining, as he always is. Little of what we heard by JRRT was new, in the sense of not having been said by him somewhere else.

Looking back at the advertising for this, we see that it was accurate: what was promised was a programme about the 'search for unheard gems', and that's what we got, though of course it's not what we were meant to think we were going to get.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 8/7 4:31:36



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