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'''Terence Tiller 19 September 1956''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to BBC radio  producer [[Terence Tiller]], written on [[September 19]], [[1956]].<ref>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0126.htm A one page handwritten letter signed J.R.R. Tolkien to BBC Radio Producer Terence Tiller] at [[Tolkien Library]] (accessed 31 October 2010)</ref>
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'''Terence Tiller 19 September 1956''' is a [[Letters not published in "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"|letter]] from [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] to [[BBC]] radio  producer [[Terence Tiller]], written on [[September 19]], [[1956]].<ref>[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/dmiller/CLP0126.htm A one page handwritten letter signed J.R.R. Tolkien to BBC Radio Producer Terence Tiller] at [[Tolkien Library]] (accessed 31 October 2010)</ref>
  
*'''Contents:''' Tolkien gives his permission 'in principle' to Mr. Tiller to produce a radio adaptation (see ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)]]'') of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
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*'''Contents:''' Tolkien, answering to a letter from Mr. Tiller written on 17 September 1956,<ref name=Hammond/> gives his permission 'in principle' to Mr. Tiller to produce a radio adaptation (see ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)]]'') of ''[[The Two Towers]]'' and ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
 
*'''Authenticity:''' High
*'''Publication:''' None. A description of the letter has been provided on the website [[Tolkien Library]].
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*'''Publication:''' None. A description of the letter has been provided on the website [[Tolkien Library]]. The letter was apparently not kept in the BBC archive.<ref name=Hammond>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p. 494</ref>
 
*'''Description:''' Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) hand written letter.
 
*'''Description:''' Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) hand written letter.
  

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Terence Tiller 19 September 1956 is a letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to BBC radio producer Terence Tiller, written on September 19, 1956.[1]

  • Contents: Tolkien, answering to a letter from Mr. Tiller written on 17 September 1956,[2] gives his permission 'in principle' to Mr. Tiller to produce a radio adaptation (see The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)) of The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
  • Authenticity: High
  • Publication: None. A description of the letter has been provided on the website Tolkien Library. The letter was apparently not kept in the BBC archive.[2]
  • Description: Autographed, (full signature & initialed) 1 page (front only) hand written letter.

Transcription

Dear Mr. Tiller,

The Lord of the Rings

I do give my permission 'in principle'. Also you have my sympathy and good wishes in the impossible task! I imagine that to make any narrative or dramatic sense out of the six ‘fits’, you will have to concentrate on the adventures of Frodo, and virtually cut out ‘Book III’. However, the task is yours. I hope that perhaps the series will provide an excuse and opportunity for us to meet again. I shall be away from Monday next Sept. 24 until October 8th; but anything reaching Merton College up to about October 5th will be forwarded.

Yours sincerely, JRR Tolkien.

P.S. I have now made arrangements for forwarding anything sent here to Headington, and they may be prompter than College. JRRT

References

  1. A one page handwritten letter signed J.R.R. Tolkien to BBC Radio Producer Terence Tiller at Tolkien Library (accessed 31 October 2010)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Chronology, p. 494