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Tiller, Terence, 1916-1987

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1916 - 1987

Terence Rogers Tiller was born in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom on September 19, 1916. He studied at the University of Cambridge and taught medieval history there from 1937 to 1939 when he was hired to teach English literature at the University of Cairo during World War II. He worked as a radio writer and producer for the BBC Radio 3 programs from 1946-1976. He was also a noted playwright, translator and poet. His radio adaptations include the first BBC production of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He wrote and produced scripts on a variety of subjects including chess, but mainly literature, history and mythology. He also published several collections of poetry. He died in London on December 24, 1987.

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Terence Tiller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS36
Overview Terence Rogers Tiller was born in Truro, Cornwall, United Kingdom on September 19, 1916 and died in London on December 24, 1987. He taught medieval history at the University of Cambridge from 1937 to 1939 and English literature at the University of Cairo during World War II. He worked as a radio writer and producer for BBC Radio 3 programs from 1946-1976. He was also a noted playwright, translator and poet. This small collection consists of Terence Tiller’s drafts and final typescripts of two...