The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien - BBC - Audio Book CDs
Brand New (nonetheless shrink wrapped):
13 Hours 12 CDs
trilogy of Tolkien's Middle Earth is presented in dramatisation
within the BBC, with authentic music and sound effects. It has
actors playing the components of the stories characters - it's not a reading of the
In historic occasions the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths,
and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it
with his own force thus that he might rule all others. But the
One Ring was taken from him, and though he desired it
throughout Middle-earth, it stayed lost to him. After numerous
ages it fell, by chance, into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo
From his fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, Sauron's energy
spread far and broad. He gathered all of the Great Rings to him,
but ever he searched far and broad for the One Ring that would
complete his dominion.
On his eleventy-first birthday Bilbo disappeared, bequeathing
to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring along with a perilous quest
-- to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the
Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks
The Lord of the Rings informs of the perfect quest
undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf
the Wizard, the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam, Gimli the
Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, Boromir of Gondor, along with a tall,
mysterious stranger called Strider.
About the BBC Radio Series of Lord of the Rings:
from Wikipedia : In 1981 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in 26 half-hour stereo instalments. This followed a past 12-part BBC Radio adaptation in 1955 and 1956, of which no recordings are recognized to have survived.
Like the novel on which it really is based, The Lord of the Rings is the story of an epic battle from the Dark Lord Sauron of Mordor, the main villain of the function, who created a Ruling Ring to control the nineteen Rings of Power, and an alliance of heroes who join forces to protect the globe from dropping under his shadow.
Each of the authentic 26 shows received 2 broadcasts per week - standard practice for numerous BBC radio serials even now. The initial broadcast of Episode 2 was blacked out across a big piece of south east England as a result of a transmitter failure (a fairly uncommon occurrence even then).
The series was furthermore broadcast in the US on NPR with a unique synopsis preceding each episode, narrated by Tammy Grimes.It was moreover aired in Australia.
A soundtrack album featuring a completely re-recorded and in some instances expanded, suite of Stephen Oliver's music was introduced in 1981.
The 26-part series was subsequently edited into 13 hour-long shows, restoring some dialogue initially cut for timing (since each hour-long episode is around 57 minutes, as opposed to 54 minutes for 2 half-hour episodes), rearranging some scenes for dramatic impact and adding linking narration and music cues.
The re-edited variation was introduced on both cassette tape and CD sets which additionally included the soundtrack album
Cast and Credits of Lord of the Rings BBC Radio Series
* Narrator: Gerard Murphy
* Frodo Baggins: Ian Holm
* Gandalf the Grey: Michael Hordern
* Aragorn (Strider): Robert Stephens
* Sam Gamgee: William Nighy
* Farmer Maggot: John Bott
* Barliman Butterbur: James Grout
* Galadriel: Marian Diamond
* Celeborn: Simon Cadell
* Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
* Arwen Evenstar: Sonia Fraser
* Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
* Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry): Richard O'Callaghan
* Peregrin Took (Pippin): John McAndrew
* Legolas: David Collings
* Saruman the White: Peter Howell
* Elrond: Hugh Dickson
* Bilbo Baggins: John Le Mesurier
* Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
* Théoden: Jack May
* Gríma Wormtongue: Paul Brooke
* Éowyn: Elin Jenkins
* Éomer: Anthony Hyde
* Faramir: Andrew Seear
* Treebeard: Stephen Thorne
* Denethor: Peter Vaughan
* Glorfindel: John Webb
* Gamling: Patrick Barr
* Céorl: Michael McStay
* Hama: Michael Spice
* Lord of the Nazgûl: Philip Voss
* The Mouth of Sauron: John Rye
* Shelob: BBC Radiophonic Workshop
* Dramatisation: Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell
* Music: Stephen Oliver
* Radiophonic sound: Elizabeth Parker
* Produced and guided by Jane Morgan and Penny Leicester
About the Author J R R Tolkien:
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) is ideal well-known as the writer of The Hobbit as well as its sequel The Lord of the Rings. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon code at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and of English code and literature, furthermore at Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. He was a strongly committed Roman Catholic. Tolkien was a close friend of C. S. Lewis, with whom he shared membership in the literary discussion group the Inklings.
Additionally to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's published fiction involves The Silmarillion and alternative posthumously published books about what he called a legendarium, a fictional mythology of the remote past of Earth, called Arda, and Middle-earth (from middangeard, the lands inhabitable by Men) in specific. These functions were compiled from Tolkien's notes by his son Christopher Tolkien. The enduring popularity and influence of Tolkien's functions have established him as the "dad of the contemporary excellent fantasy genre". Tolkien's additional published fiction involves adaptations of stories initially told to his youngsters and not straight connected to the