Riel Theatre for 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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