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* [[3 December|December 3]], [[1954]]: The broadcast of the radio play of ''[[The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son (radio play)|The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son]]'', on the BBC Third Programme.
 
* [[3 December|December 3]], [[1954]]: The broadcast of the radio play of ''[[The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son (radio play)|The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son]]'', on the BBC Third Programme.
 
* [[1955]]-[[1956]]: The [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|first adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is aired on BBC Radio.
 
* [[1955]]-[[1956]]: The [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|first adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is aired on BBC Radio.
* [[March 30]], [[1968]]: BBC Television airs the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.  
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* [[30 March|March 30]], [[1968]]: BBC Television airs the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.  
 
* September-November [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
 
* September-November [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
 
* [[1978]]: Though shot in Spain, [[Ralph Bakshi]] recorded the voices of his ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.
 
* [[1978]]: Though shot in Spain, [[Ralph Bakshi]] recorded the voices of his ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.

Revision as of 14:55, 9 June 2011

The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, is the world's largest broadcasting corporation. As such, the company, and especially BBC Radio, have had a major influence on the adaptation of Tolkien's works.

BBC Radio Drama

The BBC Repertory Company, was founded in 1940. Early stars included Norman Shelley and Carleton Hobbs, who have played Watson and Holmes in over nintey radio dramas.

The "Rep" kept an ensemble cast of 30 to 35 actors, up until the mid-1980's. This cast included young theatre talent, such as Anthony Daniels and William Nighy, and was sometimes expanded with popular names.

This section of the BBC is now called the National Radio Company or NRC, and has been awarded many times.

Programs

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