The Hobbit
Full cast dramatisation from the BBC, 1967

This series was adapted by Michael Kilgariff and produced by John Powell in eight half-hour mono episodes for BBC Radio 4.The radio series follows the plot of the original novel (revised 1951 version) very closely, except for the addition of The Tale Bearer, a narrator whose account of the story is often interrupted and embellished by the protagonist Bilbo Baggins in the role of secondary narrator.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.With:-----The Tale Bearer....Anthony JacksonBilbo Baggins....Paul DanemanGandalf....Heron CarvicGollum....Wolfe MorrisThorin Oakenshield....John JustinElrond....John PullenThe Elvenking....Leonard FentonBeorn....Denys HawthorneBard the Bowman....Peter WilliamsBalin....Peter PrattSmaug....Francis de Wolff

  1. An Unexpected Party (25Mb)
  2. Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire (24.4Mb)
  3. Riddles in the Dark (24.9Mb)
  4. Strange Lodgings (24.2Mb)
  5. Barrels Out of Bond (24.1Mb)
  6. A Warm Welcome (24.1Mb)
  7. The Gathering of the Clouds (24.5Mb)
  8. The Cloud Bursts (24.3Mb)

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