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The BBC Collection - Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien's incredible Lord of the Rings trilogy and its predecessor, The Hobbit, have been filmed for the Hollywood screen by the brilliant Peter Jackson. Re-live the incredible journeys of Bilbo and Frodo on audiobook.

 
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  • Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program by J.R.R. Tolkien Narrated by Matthew Morgan

    Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Matthew Morgan
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery, and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings.

    X says: "Perfect"
  • The Hobbit (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by  uncredited

    The Hobbit (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (196)

    The radio dramatisation of The Hobbit became a classic when it was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1968 and it continues to delight today. Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to the Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure: dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest, and a dramatic climax.

    Jonathan says: "Magic that will not Disappoint"
  • The Hobbit: Jackanory Radio/TV Program by J. R. R. Tolkien Narrated by Bernard Cribbins

    The Hobbit: Jackanory

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Bernard Cribbins
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    (20)
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    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    The BBC TV soundtrack of the acclaimed Jackanory multi-voice reading of The Hobbit. Broadcast to mark the 3000th programme of the much-loved children's series Jackanory, The Hobbit was transmitted over two weeks and 10 episodes in 1979. It told the gripping story of Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves, who are on a quest for the treasure guarded by the fearsome dragon Smaug. As he leaves his cosy hobbit-hole and travels into the wild, Bilbo's adventures begin.

    Mr. P. R. Lambert says: "Top notch Cribbins, neatly abridged"
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (691)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (463)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the first book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    David Ian says: "A Great Listen"
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (418)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (268)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the third book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Andrew J Nolan says: "An excellent end to a great trilogy"
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program by J. R. R Tolkien Narrated by Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens

    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By J. R. R Tolkien
    • Narrated By Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (291)

    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of the second book in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. Brian Sibley's famous 1981 adaptation, starring Ian Holm and Michael Hordern, has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm.

    Tess says: "Classic"
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