Secrets of the Middle Earth: Inside Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
Interviews, fantastical art, and the latest advanced mapping techniques deliver the themes, influences, and magic that shaped the author's epic work.
StarringBob CarruthersIan CollierPatrick CurryJ.R.R. TolkienJohn TolkienPriscilla TolkienJo Marriott
Directed byChris Gormlie
S01:E01 - The Hobbit
Follow the thrilling journey of Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the dwarves to the Misty Mountains and beyond, in search of treasure and revenge. Learn more about intriguing characters like Thorin Oakenshield, the Elves, Goblins, and Smaug the Great Worm; as well as the themes and sources behind these remarkable creations.
S01:E02 - The Fellowship of the Ring
The documentary Inside Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring traces the journey taken by the characters in the classic novel. In addition to offering insight into the characters, the filmmakers show what real-life works shaped the author's imagination as he created one of the most beloved books of the 20th century.
S01:E03 - The Two Towers
Discover the hidden secrets of Middle-Earth on a unique journey into the heart of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Two Towers! This program features a detailed analysis of the underlying of this great epic, Tolkien's sources and influences, and the languages of Middle-earth. It sheds light on Gandalf and the rest of the Fellowship and takes an insightful look of Orcs, Ents, Elves, Dwarves, and others.
S01:E04 - Return of the King
This magical and highly entertaining guide features a complete analysis of The Return of the King. With remarkable new insights into Tolkien and his work by renowned international authorities, including author Patrick Curry (Defending Middle-earth) . This powerful program takes you deeper into this great book than ever before.