Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel (Jan-1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa – 2-Sep-1973, Bournemouth, UK)

Last Edited: 06-Aug-2012 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Date Title Cast Parameters
Publ. 1937
Broadcast
1968
The Hobbit (dramatization)
1. An Unexpected Party
2. Out of the Frying Pan
3. Riddles in the Dark
4. Strange Lodgings
5. Barrels out of Bond
6. A Warm Welcome
7. The Gathering of the Clouds
8. The Clouds Burst
NO CREDITS!
Music by David Cain
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Publ. 1937 The Hobbit (reading) Read by Michael Horden
Produce by Dickon Reid
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hiss, muffled
Publ. 1954,
1954, 1955
Broadcast
?
1 The Lord of the Rings --
The Shadow of the Past
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, John le Mesurier,
Peter Woodthrope, William Nye, John Church,
Gordon Reid, Leonard Fenton, Graham Faulkner,
Peter Howell, Donald Gee, Phillip Voss,
John Rye, Christopher Scott, Michael Spice,
Hayden Wood, Diana Bishop, Catherine Hilbert,
John Livsey, David Macallister, Martin Reid,
John Webb
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Brian Sibley, Directed by Jane Morgan
13:10, 12354, S
8:18, 7785, S
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- 2 The Lord of the Rings --
The Black Riders
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
William Nye, Richard O’Callahan, John McAndrew,
James Grout, Hayden Wood, John Bott,
John Church, Alexander John, Jack May,
Paul Brooke, Peter Howell, Phillip Voss,
Christopher Scott, Sean Arnold, Graham Faulkner,
Michael Spice, Gordon Reid
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Brian Sibley, Directed by Jane Morgan
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- 3 The Lord of the Rings --
The Knife in the Dark
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
John le Mesurier, William Nye, Richard O’Callahan,
John McAndrew, David Collings, Douglas Livingstone,
Michael Graham Cox, Hugh Dickson, James Grout,
Hayden Wood, John Webb, Phillip Voss
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Jane Morgan
11:03, 10373, S
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- 4 The Lord of the Rings --
The Ring Goes South
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
John le Mesurier, William Nye, Richard O’Callahan,
John McAndrew, David Collings, Douglas
Livingstone, Michael Graham Cox, Hugh Dickson
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Penny Leicester
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- 5 The Lord of the Rings --
The Mirror of Galadriel
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
Peter Woodthrope, Michael Graham Cox, William
Nye, Richard O’Callahan, John McAndrew, David
Collings, Douglas Livingstone, Marian Diamond,
Simon Goodell, Hayden Wood, Graham Faulkner,
David Macallister, Martin Reid, Christopher Scott,
Michael Spice, John Webb
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Penny Leicester
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- 6 The Lord of the Rings --
The Breaking of the Fellowship
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe, Michael Graham Cox,
David Collings, Douglas Livingstone, Richard
O’Callahan, John McAndrew, Stephen Thorne,
Anthony Hyde, John Livsey, Brian Haines, Gordon Reid
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Brian Sibley,
Directed by Jane Morgan and Penny Leicester
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- 7 The Lord of the Rings --
The King of the Golden Hall
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe, Richard O’Callahan,
John McAndrew, David Collings, Douglas Livingstone,
Stephen Thorne, Jack May, Anthony Hyde, Ellen
Jenkins, Paul Brooke, Michael McStay, Patrick Barr,
Michael Spice, Christopher Scott
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
The Ambrosian Singers
Adapted by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Jane Morgan and Penny Leicester
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- 8 The Lord of the Rings --
The Voice of Saruman
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe, Richard
O’Callahan, John McAndrew, Stephen Thorne,
David Collings, Douglas Livingstone, Jack May,
Anthony Hyde, Peter Howell, Paul Brooke,
Andrew Cyr, Martin Reid
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Penny Leicester
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6:52, 6447, S
20:04, 18828, S
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- 9 The Lord of the Rings --
The Two Towers
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, Peter
Vaughan, William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe,
Richard O’Callahan, John McAndrew, Stephen Thorne,
David Collings, Douglas Livingstone, Jack May,
Anthony Hyde, Ellen Jenkins, Andrew Cyr, Sean
Arnold, John Church, Alan Dudley, Martin Reid,
Michael Spice, Hayden Wood
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Sung by Os Clarke
Adapted by Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Jane Morgan
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- 10 The Lord of the Rings --
The Choices of Master Samwise
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
Peter Vaughan, William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe,
John McAndrew, David Collings, Douglas
Livingstone, Andrew Cyr, Phillip Voss, Marian
Diamond, Chris Fairbank, David Sinclair, Gordon
Reid, Sean Arnold, Jenny Lee, Alan Dudley,
Alexander John, John Livsey, Christopher Scott
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Adapted by Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Jane Morgan
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- 11 The Lord of the Rings --
The Battle of Pelennor Fields
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
Peter Vaughan, Jack May, William Nye, Richard
O’Callahan, John McAndrew, David Collings,
Douglas Livingstone, Andrew Cyr, Ellen Jenkins,
Anthony Hyde, Pauline Letts, Christopher Scott,
Phillip Voss, Sean Arnold, Graham Faulkner,
John Webb, Hayden Wood
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Sung by Os Clarke
Adapted by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell,
Directed by Jane Morgan
10:11, 9551, S
4:15, 3985, S
11:30, 10791, S
13:57, 13085, S
5:35, 5240, S
11:43, 11000, S
- 12 The Lord of the Rings –
Mount Doom
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens,
William Nye, Peter Woodthorpe, David Collings,
Douglas Livingstone, Richard O’Callahan, John
McAndrew, Andrew Cyr, Ellen Jenkins, Peter
Vaughan, Anthony Hyde, Sonia Fraser, John Rye,
Graham Faulkner, Martin Reid, Christopher Scott,
Michael Spice
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Sung by Os Clarke, David James, Matthew Vine, and
The Ambrosian Singers
Adapted by Brian Sibley, Directed by Jane Morgan
7:07, 6686, S
11:14, 10543, S
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5:41, 5343, S
- 13 The Lord of the Rings –
The Grey Havens
Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John
Le Mesurier, William Nye, Richard O’Callahan, John
McAndrew, David Collings, Douglas Livingstone,
Stephen Thorne, Hugh Dickson, Marion Diamond,
Sonia Fraser, James Grout, Hayden Wood, Peter
Howell, Paul Brooke, Gordon Reid, John Church,
Alan Dudley, Katherine Hurlbut, Harry Holm,
John Bott, John Livsey
Narrated by Gerard Murphy, Music by Stephen Oliver
Sung by David James, Matthew Vine
Series adapted by Brian Sibley,
Produced and Directed by Jane Morgan
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Tales from the Perilous Realm

Date Title Cast Parameters
- Farmer Giles of Ham Narrated by Michael Hordern
No Credits but cast of The Lord of the Rings
55:36, 26064, m
- Leaf by Niggle Narrated by Michael Hordern
No Credits but cast of The Lord of the Rings
34:13, 16047, m
- Smith of Wooton Major Narrated by Michael Hordern
No Credits but cast of The Lord of the Rings
33:17, 15607, m
- Adventures of Tom Bombadil Narrated by Michael Hordern
No Credits but cast of The Lord of the Rings
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Documentaries and Collateral Material

Date

Title

Cast

Parameters

c. 1976
From a BBC TS recording

Tolkien and His World Donald Swann 27:40, S
28:30, S
edited to
27:12, 25511, S
27:45, 26032, S

c.1967
Caedmon TC1231

Poems and Songs of Middle Earth -- J.R.R. Tolkien reading from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

  1. The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
  2. The Mewlips
  3. The Hoard
  4. Perry-the-Winkle
  5. The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon
  6. The Sea-Bell
  1. From The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien recites “A Elbereth Gilthoniel”

The Road Goes Ever On, a song cycle based on the words of J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings and music by Donald Swann, sung by William Elvin, piano by Donald Swann

  1. The Road Goes Ever On (Vol.1, Bk.1, Ch.1)
  2. Upon the Hearth the Fire Is Red (Vol.1, Bk.1, Ch.3)
  3. In the Willow-Meads of Tasarinan (Vol.2, Bk.3, Ch.4)
  4. In Western Lands (Vol.3, Bk.4?, Ch. 2)
  5. Namárìë (vol.1, Bk.2, Ch.8)
  6. I Sit Beside the Fire / A Elbereth Gilthoniel (Vol.1, Bk.2, Ch.3)
  7. Errantry (from The Adventures of Tom Bomabadil)
Directed by Howard Sackler 1. 6:47
2. 1:23
3. 3:31
4. 4:22
5. 3:38
6. 5:13
7. 0:14
8. 1:00
9. 1:35
10. 2:35
11. 2:15
12. 2:13
13. 2:40
14. 4:34
03-Aug-2012

Tolkien in Love

Helen Cross
Readings by David Warner as Tolkien and Ed Sear as the young Tolkien
Producer: Sara Conkey

27:30, 25731, S
04-Aug-2012

The Hobbit, the Musical

Billy Boyd
Producer: Sara Conkey

27:34, 25803, S