Running Time 13hrs 15mins
The Complete Collection Of The Classic BBC Radio Production
Widely regarded as a broadcasting classic, the 1981 BBC Radio dramatisation
of The Lord of the Rings stars Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe. This box set contains all three parts of
the epic tale – The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of
the King. Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him the Rings of Power – the
means by which he will be able to rule the world. All he lacks in his plan for
domination is the Ruling Ring, which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit,
Frodo Baggins… Brian Sibley, one of the original dramatists, has written new
opening and closing narration for the character of Frodo, played by Ian Holm.
This collection also includes a bonus CD featuring Stephen Oliver’s complete
musical score, and a demo version of ‘Bilbo’s Last Song’.
J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. From 1925-
1959 he was an Oxford Professor, first of Anglo Saxon and then of English
Language and Literature, but is best known as the author of the fantasy classic
The Lord of the Rings.
‘For those who find the books too long-winded and the films too noisy, this is
the perfect way to assimilate the myth and magic of Middle-earth’ Guardian