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

Last Edited: 09-Jan-2019 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
29-Oct-1968 to
17-Nov-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
Paul Daneman, John Justin, Heron Carvic, Anthony Jackson,
Lockwood West, Peter Pratt, Nicholas Edmett, David
Brierley, Alexander Johns, Antony Viccars, Wilfrid Carter,
Rolf Lefebvre, Peter Baldwin, Brian Haines, Denis McCaiitiiy,
Duncan McIntyre
Music by David Cain, d
irected By: David Munrow
Produced By: John Powell
27:16, 12790, m
26:43, 12532, m
27:13, 12765, m
26:26, 12397, m
26:17, 12330, m
26:19, 12399, m
26:43, 12533, m
26:36, 12475, m
9:15, 4346, m
Publ. 1937 The Hobbit (reading) Read by Michael Horden
Produce by Dickon Reid
15 files
3:09:34, 86.7 MB, m
hiss, muffled

The Hobbit (reading)
Nichol Williamson
8 files
3:21:43, 97.5 MB, S

The Hobbit (dramatization)
Ray Rinehart, Art Mays, Tom Luce, Eric Bauersfeld, Pat
Rankin, Gail Chugg
adapted by Bob Lewis
19 files
4:05:35, 35.8 MB, M
Recorded Books
2009
The Hobbit (unabridged)
Rob Inglis
32 files
10:43:21, 147 MB, M
Publ. 1955
Recorded Books
1990
The Lord of the Rings I
Fellowship of the Ring

Rob Inglis

60 files
19:08:10, 266 MB, M

The Lord of the Rings I
Fellowship of the Ring

Tom Luce, James Allington, Lou Bliss, Mack McAdam,
Bernard Mays, Ray Reinhart, Carl Haig, Eric Bauersfeld,
John Vickery, Gail Chugg
adapted by Bernard Mays

9 files
3:24:59, 46.9 MB, S
Publ. 1955
Recorded Books
1990
The Lord of the Rings II
The Two Towers
Rob Inglis 48 files
16:39:41, 228 MB, M


The Lord of the Rings II
The Two Towers
James Allington, John Vickery, Lou Bliss, Gail Chugg
adapted by Bernard Mays
10 files
3:29:06, 47.8 MB, S
Publ. 1955
Recorded Books
1990

The Lord of the Rings III
Return of the King
Rob Inglis 44 files
15:22:46, 211 MB, B

The Lord of the Rings III
Return of the King

James Allington, Lou Bliss, Bernard Mays, Mack McAdam,
John Vickery, Ray Reinhart, Anne Franklin, Carl Haig,
Gail Chugg
adapted by Bernard Mays

11 files
3:33:59, 50.3 MB, S
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
56:23, 26305, M
- 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
55:35, 25933, M
- 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
57:01, 26606, M
- 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
54:46, 25555, M
- 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
55:30, 25895, M
- 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
56:34, 26391, S
- 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
55:25, 25856, S
- 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
56:41, 26448, M
- 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
58:55, 27491, M
- 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
58:56, 27624, M
- 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
57:12, 26752, 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
58:02, 27083, M
- 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
58:43, 27399, M

Tolkien Reads...
Excerpts from the Lord of
the Rings
read by J R R Tolkien
32 files
60:24, 41.9MB, S

The Simirillion
read by Martin Shaw

67 files
9:17:24, 320 MB,
mono and stereo

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
54:26, 25524, m

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
c. 1976
From a BBC TS recording
Tolkien and His World Donald Swann 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 14 files
41:17, 19,0 MB, S
03-Aug-2012 Tolkien in Love
Helen Cross
Readings by David Warner and Ed Sear
Producer: Sara Conkey
27:30, 25731, S
04-Aug-2012 The Hobbit, the Musical
Billy Boyd
Producer: Sara Conkey
27:34, 25803, S
1971
BBC Interview

9:56, 13974, S

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