Apr 8, 2013

RhoDeo 1314 The Rings 10

Hello, Mad Men are back, swooning over the 'good old days' or where it all went wrong..

These last months a tale with a proven trackrecord in the cinema , yet there's radioplays too and having listened to the first episode it strikes me that stories like these where the imagery is left to the listener and not prepared by others can have a bigger impact and dare I say deliver a much more satisfying experience as after all it's all in the mind ... NJoy

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In 1981 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in 26 half-hour stereo instalments. Like the novel on which it is based, The Lord of the Rings is the story of an epic struggle against the Dark Lord Sauron of Mordor, the primary villain of the work, who created a Ruling Ring to control the nineteen Rings of Power, and an alliance of heroes who join forces to save the world from falling under his shadow.

The 26-part series was subsequently edited into 13 hour-long episodes broadcast from 17 July to 9 October 1982, restoring some dialogue originally cut for timing (since each hour-long episode is actually around 57 minutes, as opposed to 54 minutes for two half-hour episodes with overlaps and extra credits removed), rearranging some scenes for dramatic impact and adding linking narration and music cues. Interestingly Ian Holm, who played Frodo Baggins in the radio serial, went on to play Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's movie trilogy.

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The Choices Of Master Samwise ( 68mb)

1001 Opening Titles
1002 Minas Morgul
1003 The Worst Places
1004 The Shades of Dunharrow
1005 Smeagol's Plans
1006 The Lair of Shelob
1007 In Western Lands

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The Shadow Of The Past
The Black Riders
The Knife In The Dark
The Ring Goes South
The Mirror Of Gadladriel
The Breaking Of The Fellowship
The King Of The Golden Hall
The Voice Of Saruman ( 65mb)
The Two Towers ( 67mb)

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