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'''Jackanory''' was a children's television program on the [[BBC]]. The series featured an series of episodes dedicated to ''[[The Hobbit]]'' which aired from [[January 15]], [[1979]] to an undetermined date the same year. The story is adapted by [[Roger Singleton-Turner]], narrated by [[Maurice Denham]], [[Jan Francis]] and [[David Wood]], and stars [[Bernard Cribbins]] as [[Bilbo Baggins]]. The episodes were named after chapters in ''The Hobbit'':
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{{film infobox
# [[An Unexpected Party]]
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# [[Over Hill and Under Hill]]
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| name=Jackanory 3,000
# [[Riddles in the Dark]]
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| director=[[Roger Singleton-Turner]]
# [[Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire]]
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| producer=Anna Home, Angela Beeching
# [[Flies and Spiders]]
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| writer=[[Roger Singleton-Turner]]
# [[Barrels Out of Bond]]
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| narrator=
# [[Inside Information]]
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| starring=
# [[Fire and Water]]
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| music= [[Alan Roper]]
# [[The Clouds Burst]]
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# [[The Last Stage]]
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| released=[[1 October|October 1]]-[[12 October|12]] [[1979]]
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| country=[[England]]
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| imdb_id= tt0771799
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'''Jackanory''' is a children's television program on the [[BBC]], in which stories are read to children. Over the years, many actors provided the part of narrator, including [[Brian Blessed]], [[David Buck]], [[Judi Dench]], [[Marian Diamond]], [[Michael Hordern]], [[Martin Jarvis]], [[Ian McKellen]] and [[Prunella Scales]]. It was re-released on [[3 October]] [[2013]]; the boxset was illustrated by [[Jemima Catlin]].
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==The Hobbit==
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===Description===
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The 3,000th programme begins a special presentation in ten parts, with four storytellers, of ''The Hobbit''. In the search for dragon-guarded gold, [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Thorin and Company|13 dwarves]] encounter [[trolls]], [[Orcs|goblins]], [[elves]] and giant [[spiders]] - and many other adventures.<ref>Radio Times, Volume 225, No. 2916, [[27 September|September 27]], [[1979]]</ref>
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===Cast===
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*Narrator - Jan Francis
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*[[Bilbo Baggins]] - Bernard Cribbins
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*[[Gandalf]] - Maurice Denham
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*[[Thorin]] (many other parts) - David Wood<ref>''The Hobbit: Jackanory'', liner notes</ref>
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===Episodes===
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The ten episodes were aired on BBC1, on weekdays from 4:25 to 4:40 PM
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# [[1 October|October 1]]: ''An Unexpected Party''
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# [[2 October|October 2]]: ''Over Hill and Under Hill''
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# [[3 October|October 3]]: ''Riddles in the Dark''
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# [[4 October|October 4]]: ''Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire''
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# [[5 October|October 5]]: ''Flies and Spiders''
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# [[8 October|October 8]]: ''Barrels Out of Bond''
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# [[9 October|October 9]]: ''Inside Information''
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# [[10 October|October 10]]: ''Fire and Water''
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# [[11 October|October 11]]: ''The Clouds Burst''
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# [[12 October|October 12]]: ''The Last Stage''
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According to David Wood, [[Tolkien Estate]] don't allow the release on VHS. <ref>''David Wood's Guestbook'', http://davidwood.org.uk/talk_to_david/index.php?permalink=true&entry=195 Acessed 06 May 2014</ref>
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{{references}}
  
Due to a copyright battle with the [[Tolkien Estate]], this adaptation was never released on VHS.
 
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771799/ IMDB Profile]
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* {{WP|Jackanory}}
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackanory Jackanory at Wikipedia]
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*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8381207.stm Bernard Cribbins recalls his classics]
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Latest revision as of 01:12, 22 September 2014

Jackanory 3,000
DirectorRoger Singleton-Turner
ProducerAnna Home, Angela Beeching
WriterRoger Singleton-Turner
MusicAlan Roper
ReleasedOctober 1-12 1979
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
IMDbIMDb Profile

Jackanory is a children's television program on the BBC, in which stories are read to children. Over the years, many actors provided the part of narrator, including Brian Blessed, David Buck, Judi Dench, Marian Diamond, Michael Hordern, Martin Jarvis, Ian McKellen and Prunella Scales. It was re-released on 3 October 2013; the boxset was illustrated by Jemima Catlin.

Contents

[edit] The Hobbit

[edit] Description

The 3,000th programme begins a special presentation in ten parts, with four storytellers, of The Hobbit. In the search for dragon-guarded gold, Bilbo Baggins and 13 dwarves encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - and many other adventures.[1]

[edit] Cast

[edit] Episodes

The ten episodes were aired on BBC1, on weekdays from 4:25 to 4:40 PM

  1. October 1: An Unexpected Party
  2. October 2: Over Hill and Under Hill
  3. October 3: Riddles in the Dark
  4. October 4: Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
  5. October 5: Flies and Spiders
  6. October 8: Barrels Out of Bond
  7. October 9: Inside Information
  8. October 10: Fire and Water
  9. October 11: The Clouds Burst
  10. October 12: The Last Stage

According to David Wood, Tolkien Estate don't allow the release on VHS. [3]

References

  1. Radio Times, Volume 225, No. 2916, September 27, 1979
  2. The Hobbit: Jackanory, liner notes
  3. David Wood's Guestbook, http://davidwood.org.uk/talk_to_david/index.php?permalink=true&entry=195 Acessed 06 May 2014

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