Sunday 16 May 2021

FORTY YEARS ON... Eric Fraser's LORD OF THE RINGS radio art: Week 11


The original art for Eric Fraser's Radio Times illustration to accompany episode 11 of the BBC's audio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings (first broadcast on this Sunday forty years ago) depicts the slain Boromir laid in his boat upon the waters of the mighty Anduin, the Great River of Wilderland... 


However, the episode, entitled 'The Riders of Rohan', reflected the dispersal of the remaining Fellowship, with Frodo and Sam headed for Mordor with the One Ring and Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli's searching for the orc-kidnapped Merry and Pippin, a quest leading to a meeting with Éomer and the Rohirrim.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This might be of interest - a memoir from Bríd Mahon, who worked at the Irish Folklore Commission in Dublin last century, meeting visitors such as Walt Disney & Tolkien.