Current Status: Last Aired Sunday, 9 March, 2003 at 8:00pm & Wednesday, 12 March, 2003 at 11:00pm

J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, The Lord of The Rings, has become an icon of 20th century culture. This new program features stunning new 3D computerized animations of Middle Earth, rare archival footage of the author himself, illustrations by the Brothers Hildebrandt, in-depth analysis by leading Tolkien scholars from around the world, and a musical soundtrack by Rick Wakeman (keyboardist for the rock group Yes).

J.R.R. Tolkien: Master of The Rings is both the story of the author and an overview of the saga of Bilbo Baggins, Frodo and the characters and adventures from Middle Earth. The interview segments with Tolkien, alone, are priceless.

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