Oxford University have released a podcast featuring a discussion between Leslie Megahey, the director of the 1968 BBC documentary Tolkien in Oxford, and Dr Stuart Lee. Megahey talks about the film-making experience and what it was like to meet and interview Tolkien.
The discussion was held at the end of a day-long symposium at Merton College, Oxford, on 18 November 2014 which focused on Tolkien’s life and work in Oxford.
Tolkien in Oxford was Megahey’s first film as a director and features interviews with various Oxford students and Tolkien himself. The film can be viewed on the BBC website. A restored version was shown to attendees of the symposium.
Further talks from the “Tolkien in Oxford” symposium are also available:
- Tolkien in Oxford: Books and Beowulf – A talk by Professor Andy Orchard, given at ‘Tolkien in Oxford’, a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of JRR Tolkien’s academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford.
- “Wan, dim, and pale”: the OED and Tolkien – A talk by Edmund Weiner, given at ‘Tolkien in Oxford’, a day-long symposium that focused on different aspects of JRR Tolkien’s academic and literary work, and his life in Oxford
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