Widely is regarded as a broadcasting classic, the 1981 BBC Radio dramatization 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."
13 CDs. 13 hrs 15 mins.
Related collections and offers
About the Author
J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892. 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 classics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Date of Birth:January 3, 1892
Date of Death:September 2, 1973
Place of Birth:Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (South Africa)
Place of Death:Oxford, England
Education:B.A., Exeter College, Oxford University, 1915; M.A., 1919