Sunday, 28 March 2021

FORTY YEARS ON... Eric Fraser's LORD OF THE RINGS radio art: Week 4


Forty years ago, on this Sunday, the BBC continued its dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings with Episode 4: 'Trouble at The Prancing Pony'.

Here is Eric Fraser's original art for the illustration that appeared that appeared alongside the billing in the BBC's listings magazine, Radio Times, showing the shards of Aragorn's blade, Narsil –– 'the sword that was broken'...


"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."

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