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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 [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s works. The ''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/soundstart/rdc.shtml BBC Repertory Company]'', as it was called at their founding in [[1940]], kept an ensemble cast of 30-35 actors up until the mid-1980's. These have included [[Anthony Daniels]], [[Norman Bird]] and John Moffat. This section of the BBC is now called the ''National Radio Company'' or ''NRC'', and has been awarded many times.
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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 [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s works.  
  
==Programs==
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==BBC Radio Drama==
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The ''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/soundstart/rdc.shtml BBC Repertory Company]'', was founded in 1940. Early stars included [[Norman Shelley]] and Carleton Hobbs, who have played [[wikipedia:John Watson (Sherlock Holmes)|Watson]] and [[Wikipedia:Sherlock Holmes|Holmes]] in over nintey radio dramas.
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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 [[Bill Nighy|William Nighy]], and was sometimes expanded with popular names.
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This section of the BBC is now called the ''National Radio Company'' or ''NRC'', and has been awarded many times.
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===Programs===
 
* [[January 14]], [[1938]]: An unspecified program on BBC Radio, where Tolkien gave a talk on ''Anglo-Saxon Verse''.
 
* [[January 14]], [[1938]]: An unspecified program on BBC Radio, where Tolkien gave a talk on ''Anglo-Saxon Verse''.
 
* [[1955]]-[[1956]]: The [[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)|first adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is aired on BBC Radio.
 
* [[1955]]-[[1956]]: The [[The Lord of the Rings (1956 radio series)|first adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is aired on BBC Radio.
* [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio version]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
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* [[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 ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.
 
* [[1978]]: Though shot in Spain, [[Ralph Bakshi]] recorded the voices of his ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.
 
* [[January 15]], [[1979]]: The popular children's show ''[[Jackanory]]'' starts their ten episodes on ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
 
* [[January 15]], [[1979]]: The popular children's show ''[[Jackanory]]'' starts their ten episodes on ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
 
* [[1981]]: The famous [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|second radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'' is aired.   
 
* [[1981]]: The famous [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|second radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'' is aired.   
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* [[1992]]: The 6-episode radio series ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'' is aired.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 10:05, 5 August 2008

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

External links