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Re: Tolkien's Birmingham on BBC One
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I saw this in real time as well! Truly out of place on this truly terrible show... (it really is an awful programme; why was I watching it?...)

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Re: Castles in the Mists trip reports?
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I was gutted not to make it down this year...

Posted on: 2008/4/13 6:46
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"Tracking the roots of fantasy

Before there was Narnia, there was E Nesbit, Hans Christian Andersen, George MacDonald, Kenneth Grahame and others to lead the way. CS Lewis' thrilling series may have a firm grasp on our imaginations, but he had a little help with his ideas.

In Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction Ballantine, $15, editor Douglas A Anderson presents the stories that inspired Lewis. A really terrific sourcebook for reading material, it is a companion book of sorts to Anderson's previous volume, Tales Before Tolkien."

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_8910044

Posted on: 2008/4/13 5:21


Re: Tolkien's Birmingham on BBC One
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it says 'only for UK' so I can't see it... too bad!

Posted on: 2008/4/11 23:56


Tolkien's Birmingham on BBC One
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The truly terrible BBC programme called the 'One Show' had a piece on Tolkien in Birmingham on Thursday the 10th April.

You can still watch it on the BBC IPlayer if you live in the UK and to spare you watching the dross it starts 5 minutes and 50 seconds into the program (5 minutes long)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/ite ... rt=1&version_pid=b009s8hw

The interview is Giles Brandwith and Robert Blackman who wrote 'The Roots of Tolkien's Middle Earth' about Sarehole Mill, then are two Victorian Water Towers in Birmingham the inspiration for 'The Two Towers' and finally Mosely Bog, is it the Old Forest.

Posted on: 2008/4/11 23:30



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