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TCG Letter #258


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Terence Tiller
Date
19 September 1956
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Complete
Tolkien replied to a letter from Mr. Tiller, dated 17 September 1956, giving his permission "in principle" for Mr. Tiller to produce the second two parts of the Lord of the Rings.

A description and transcript of the letter was posted on the website 'Tolkien Library'.

Terence Rogers Tiller (1916 - 1987) was an English poet and radio producer. In 1955 he was producer of the first BBC radio adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for the BBC.

The first part of the story, The Fellowship of the Ring, was broadcast in six episodes in 1955. The final two volumes, The Two Towers and The Return of the King were covered in six episodes broadcast in 1956. Both series of broadcasts were adapted and produced by Terence Tiller, who corresponded with Tolkien for advice concerning the second series. Two letters have been reproduced in The letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. This letter is after the first part of the episode was broadcast (November to December 1955) and where Tolkien gives permission to Mr. Tiller to start working on the next two adaptations.
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