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1965 BBC Interview

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*Venue: Randolph Hotel, Oxford
 
*Venue: Randolph Hotel, Oxford
 
*Duration: nearly 40 minutes  
 
*Duration: nearly 40 minutes  
*Publication: An extract was released on ''[[The Spoken Word: British Writers]]''. Another extract, where Tolkien discusses the grammar of ''Dwarves'', was published in ''[[The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition]]'', page 27.
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*Publication: An extract was released on ''[[The Spoken Word: British Writers]]''. Another extract, where Tolkien discusses the grammar of the word 'Dwarves', was published in ''[[The Annotated Hobbit: Revised and Expanded Edition]]'', page 27.
  
 
As a trial for this interview, [[Denys Gueroult]] had already made an informal recording of Tolkien in 1964 (see ''[[1964 BBC Interview]]'').
 
As a trial for this interview, [[Denys Gueroult]] had already made an informal recording of Tolkien in 1964 (see ''[[1964 BBC Interview]]'').

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1965 BBC Interview is a recorded interview with J.R.R. Tolkien on January 20, 1964, to be placed in the BBC's Recorded Programmes Permanent Library.[1]. The interview comprises a detailed discussion about The Lord of the Rings and whether Tolkien will be remembered for his fiction or his academic career.[2]

As a trial for this interview, Denys Gueroult had already made an informal recording of Tolkien in 1964 (see 1964 BBC Interview).

References

  1. The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p.627. Another source, The Spoken Word: British Writers, says the interview was recorded for the BBC Sound Archive and was not transmitted.
  2. Publishers' note to the The Spoken Word: British Writers.