An Awfully Big Adventure: JRR Tolkien

  |  Buy to Own: 23/02/2009
  |  47 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


This episode from the BBC documentary series on great figures of children's literature examines the life and work of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, author of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. From his childhood in the rural West Midlands to the phenomenal success that Tolkien somewhat reluctantly enjoyed when his books were embraced by the counter-culture of the 1960s, the film examines the influences and inspirations behind his unique style of writing.