Riel Theatre for January 2009

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by Edward Pearse on Thursday, 8 January, 2009


Back when Orlando Bloom was a little 4 year old, Peter Jackson hadn’t even begun working on Bad Taste, and a little after Ralph Bakshi’s valiant attempt at making it into a movie, BBC Radio 4 broadcast a dramatisation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings that comprised 13 hours of radio.

Adapted for radio by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell, its cast boasts boasts some impressive names including Sir Ian Holm (who later went on to play Bilbo Baggins in Jackson’s movies), Sir Michael Hordern, Sir Robert Stephens and Bill Nighy. The BBC production is the third attempt at dramatising The Lord of the Rings and is considered the best version to date.

Thursday 8th of January starting at 7:00 pm SLT will start the first hour of the series.

Join me at Radio Riel’s HQ at Edison Hypatia to listen with the rest of us or tune your music player of choice to http://music2.radioriel.org if you can’t make it in person.

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