Jan 13, 2014

RhoDeo 1402 LOTR 1

Hello,  i was wondering if i should have a break in the Middle Earth saga's afterall according to it's creator Tolkien we jump 60 years when the story of 'precious' picks up again, Bilbo is still alive thanks to the life enhancing qualities of the ring and it's creator wants it back, which brings us to our first moral dilemma Sauron is the legitimate owner of the ring, however he intends to use it to destroy the good creatures of Middle Earth. Yes he's a very bad boy, it's decided his ring is to be destroyed by throwing it into the only working volcano at hand, which surprise surprise is smack in the middle of Sauron's powerbase, Bilbo's nephew Frodo takes it upon himself to keep under the radar and destroy the ring, obviously not without plenty of dangerous adventures and even his initial companions find plenty of misery on their path Ours lasts 3 months ..

In 1981, the BBC again tackled "The Lord of the Rings", this time in a serial of twenty six 30-minute episodes.  This production was not a condensed version, although it does leave out a number of events. Still, it is about as faithful to the book as one could reasonably expect. The characterizations are excellent and music is very nicely done.  NJoy

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In 1981 the UK radio station BBC Radio 4 broadcast a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in 26 half-hour stereo installments. The serial was originally broadcast from 8 March to 30 August 1981 on BBC Radio 4 on Sundays from 12 Noon to 12:30pm.
The radio series follows the plot of the original novel (revised 1951 version) very closely, except for the addition of The Tale Bearer, a narrator whose account of the story is often interrupted and embellished by the protagonist Bilbo Baggins in the role of secondary narrator. The 1981 trilogy was adapted for radio by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell.  It was directed by Jane Morgan and Penny Leicester.  It is
voiced by some very fine British actors including Ian Holm as Frodo, Michael Hordon as Gandalf and Peter Woodthorpe as Gollum among others.

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.

The re-edited version was released on both cassette tape and CD sets which also included the soundtrack album (noticeably taken from a vinyl copy). Incidentally, episode 8 of the series, The Voice of Saruman was labelled as The Voice of Sauron on the cassette & CD box sets.

Cast and credits

Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Frodo Baggins: Ian Holm
Gandalf the Grey/Gandalf the White: Michael Hordern
Aragorn (Strider): Robert Stephens
Sam Gamgee: Bill Nighy
Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry): Richard O'Callaghan
Peregrin Took (Pippin): John McAndrew
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Galadriel: Marian Diamond
Celeborn: Simon Cadell
Arwen Evenstar: Sonia Fraser
Saruman the White: Peter Howell
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
Bilbo Baggins: John Le Mesurier
Gollum/Sméagol: Peter Woodthorpe

Dramatisation: Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell
Music: Stephen Oliver
Radiophonic sound: Elizabeth Parker
Produced and directed by Jane Morgan and Penny Leicester

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Lord Of The Rings 01 - The Shadow Of The Past (56 min 65mb)

1-01 Opening Titles 13:10
1-02 A Long-Expected Party 8:13
1-03 Curse The Baggins 12:55
1-04 One Ring To Rule Them All 8:02
1-05 Frodo The Ring Bearer 13:56

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previously, that is The Hobbit

The Hobbit 01 An Unexpected Party (25mb)
The Hobbit 02 Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire (25mb)
The Hobbit 03 Riddles in the Dark (25mb)
The Hobbit 04 Strange Lodgings (24mb)
The Hobbit 05 Barrels Out of Bond (24mb)
The Hobbit 06 A Warm Welcome (24mb)
The Hobbit 07 The Gathering of the Clouds (24mb)
The Hobbit 08 The Cloud Bursts (24mb)

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