Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
BBC radio play in 12 parts

Lord of the Rings - With its first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 1981, this dramatised tale of Middle Earth became an instant global classic. It boasts a truly outstanding cast including Ian Holm (as Frodo), Sir Michael Hordern (as Gandalf), Robert Stephens (as Aragorn), Bill Nighy (as Sam Gamgee) and John Le Mesurier (as Bilbo). Brian Sibley's famous adaptation has been divided into three corresponding parts, with newly-recorded beginning and end narration by Ian Holm, who now stars as Bilbo in the feature films based on The Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless and beloved tale is presented in a stunning dramatization that resounds with all the excitement of a theater performance--and all the charm of a vintage radio show. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, this lavish production melds a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent classic to life.

  1. 01 The Shadow Of The Past (19.4Mb)
  2. 02 The Black Riders (19.1Mb)
  3. 03 The Knife In The Dark (19.6Mb)
  4. 04 The Ring Goes South (18.8Mb)
  5. 05 The Mirror Of Gadladriel (19.1Mb)
  6. 06 The Breaking Of The Fellowship (19.4Mb)
  7. 07 The King Of The Golden Hall (19Mb)
  8. 08 The Voice Of Saruman (19.4Mb)
  9. 09 The Two Towers (20.2Mb)
  10. 10 The Choices Of Master Samwise (20.3Mb)
  11. 11 The Battle Of Pelennor Fields (19.6Mb)
  12. 12 Mount Doom (19.9Mb)
  13. 13 The Grey Havens (20.2Mb)
  14. 01 An Unexpected Party (25Mb)
  15. 02 Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire (24.4Mb)
  16. 03 Riddles in the Dark (24.9Mb)
  17. 04 Strange Lodgings (24.2Mb)
  18. 05 Barrels Out of Bond (24.1Mb)
  19. 06 A Warm Welcome (24.1Mb)
  20. 07 The Gathering of the Clouds (24.5Mb)
  21. 08 The Cloud Bursts (24.3Mb)

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