Sunday, 4 July 2021

FORTY YEARS ON... Eric Fraser's LORD OF THE RINGS radio art: Week 18


Broadcast forty years ago today, the eighteenth episode of the BBC's 1981 radio dramatisation of The Lord of the Rings was titled 'Minas Tirith' and that great city of Gondor was the subject of Eric Fraser's illustration for the programme page in the listings magazine, Radio Times

Although the drawing certainly evokes a quintessential 'fantasy' castle with its turrets and fluttering pennants, it seems to me to lacks much authenticity to Tolkien's description of the city – other than the rising circles of buildings within the walls.

Nevertheless, this is Fraser's original art from my collection of his work for the radio series –– and I love owning it!

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