Sean Grundy pens this fascinating new audio drama, detailing the fateful meeting between the The Lord of the Rings author and the love of his life, Edith Mary Bratt in 1908. Despite differences in both age and religion, their relationship seemed destined to be and later became the inspiration for The Silmarillion’s central couple of Beren and Luthien. Listen to the full episode here

This is a CPL production for BBC Radio 4 and stars Will Merrick (Skins) and Claudia Jessie (Line Of Duty, Their Finest) as Tolkien and Edith.