Hordes of the Things

Tolkien parody
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Hordes of the Things is a 1980 BBC Radio comedy series parodying J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and to a greater extent the fantasy genre in general, in a style similar to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It was written by "A. P. R. Marshall and J. H. W. Lloyd" [Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd of BBC TV and Radio Comedy fame] and produced by Geoffrey Perkins.

The Rhyme begins...
One man shall save the realm, six shall he gather.
One hero Albion's hope, dark shall he scatter.
Long shall he search afar, while hope betide him.
One man of noble birth, six men beside him.
Seven sentinels shall ride on the wind of battle.

  1. The First Chronicle (3.8Mb)
  2. The Second Chronicle (3.8Mb)
  3. The Third Chronicle (3.8Mb)
  4. The Fourth Chronicle (3.9Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.