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'''The Lord of the Rings''' was a [[1979]] radio adaptation by [[Bernard Mayes]], produced by The Mind's Eye.  
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{{disambig-more|The Lord of the Rings|[[The Lord of the Rings (disambiguation)]]}}'''The Lord of the Rings''' was a [[1979]] radio adaptation by [[Bernard Mayes]], produced by The Mind's Eye.  
  
 
It is an abridged version of the story, voiced by local Virginia theatre actors, who show serious problems pronouncing the names correctly. Due to a low budget, effects were home made, and music was low-key.  
 
It is an abridged version of the story, voiced by local Virginia theatre actors, who show serious problems pronouncing the names correctly. Due to a low budget, effects were home made, and music was low-key.  
  
 
The production was overshadowed by that of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|BBC]], and is usually considered inferior in quality, music and acting.  
 
The production was overshadowed by that of the [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|BBC]], and is usually considered inferior in quality, music and acting.  
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==Episodes==
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# "[[A Long Expected Party (1979 episode)|A Long Expected Party]]"
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# "[[The Ring Leaves The Shire]]"
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# "[[Rescued By Tom Bombadil]]"
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# "[[Strider And The Ringwraiths]]"
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# "[[The Flight To The Ford (episode)|The Flight To The Ford]]"
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# "[[The Council Of Elrond (1979 episode)|The Council Of Elrond]]"
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# "[[The Mines Of Moria (1979 episode)|The Mines Of Moria]]"
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# "[[The Breaking Of The Fellowship (1979 episode)|The Breaking Of The Fellowship]]"
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# "[[The Search For The Hobbits]]"
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# "[[Treebeard (1979 episode)|Treebeard]]"
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# "[[The White Rider (1979 episode)|The White Rider]]"
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# "[[The Fall Of Isengard]]"
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# "[[The Fall Of Saruman]]"
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# "[[The Taming Of Gollum]]"
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# "[[Captured... By Friends]]"
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# "[[The Lair Of Shelob]]"
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# "[[To The Defense Of Gondor]]"
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# "[[The Madness Of Denethor]]"
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# "[[The Lord Of The Nazgûl]]"
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# "[[The Sword That Was Broken... New Forged]]"
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# "[[The Mouth Of Sauron (1979 episode)|The Mouth Of Sauron]]"
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# "[[At The Crack Of Doom]]"
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# "[[A Time To Part]]"
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# "[[The Grey Havens (1979 episode)|The Grey Havens]]"
  
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"
 
|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"
! Role !! Actor
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! Actor !! Role
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| Narrator || [[Gail Chugg]]
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|-
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| [[Bilbo Baggins]] || [[Ray Reinhardt]]
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|-
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| [[Frodo Baggins]] || [[James Arrington]]
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|-
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| [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]] || [[Tom Luce]]
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|-
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| [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] || [[Pat Franklyn]]
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|-
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| [[Peregrin Took]] || [[Mac McCaddon]]
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|-
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| [[Samwise Gamgee]] || [[Lou Bliss]]
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|-
 
|-
| [[Gandalf]] || [[Bernard Mayes]]
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| [[James Arrington]] || [[Frodo Baggins]], [[Saruman]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Tom Bombadil]] || [[Bernard Mayes]]
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| [[Erik Bauersfeld]] || [[Boromir]], [[Théoden]], Herbmaster
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Gimli]] || [[Gail Chugg]]
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| [[Lou Bliss]] || [[Samwise Gamgee]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Gollum]] || [[Gail Chugg]]
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| [[Gail Chugg]] || Narrator, [[Gimli]], [[Gollum]], [[Barliman Butterbur|Butterbur]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Saruman]] || [[James Arrington]]
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| [[Pat Franklyn]] || [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]], [[Ioreth]]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Denethor II|Denethor]] || [[Tom Luce]]
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| [[Carl Hague]] || [[Elrond]], [[Beregond (soldier of Gondor)|Beregond]], Additional voices
 
|-
 
|-
| Wild Man || [[Bob Lewis]]
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| [[Karen Hurley]] || [[Éowyn]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Legolas]] || [[John Vickery]]
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| [[Bob Lewis]] || Wild Man, [[Glorfindel]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Grima|Wormtongue]] || [[John Vickery]]
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| [[Matthew Locricchio]] || [[Éomer]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Mouth of Sauron]] || [[John Vickery]]
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| [[Tom Luce]] || [[Aragorn]], [[Denethor]], [[Treebeard]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]] || [[Erik Bauersfeld]]
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| [[Bernard Mayes]] || [[Gandalf]], [[Tom Bombadil]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Theoden]] || [[Erik Bauersfeld]]
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| [[Mac McCaddon]] || [[Peregrin Took]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Eowyn]] || [[Karen Hurley]]
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| [[Ray Reinhardt]] || [[Bilbo Baggins]]
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Eomer]] || [[Matthew Locricchio]]
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| [[John Vickery]] || [[Legolas]], [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]], [[Faramir]], [[Mouth of Sauron]]
 
|-
 
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|Additional voices || [[Carl Hague]]
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
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* {{WP|The Lord of the Rings (1979 radio series)}}
 
* {{WP|The Lord of the Rings (1979 radio series)}}
 
* [http://www.audiotheater.com/lotr.html Editions]
 
* [http://www.audiotheater.com/lotr.html Editions]
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[[Category:Radio adaptations]]
 
[[Category:Radio adaptations]]

Revision as of 07:35, 12 November 2012

The name The Lord of the Rings refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Lord of the Rings (disambiguation).

The Lord of the Rings was a 1979 radio adaptation by Bernard Mayes, produced by The Mind's Eye.

It is an abridged version of the story, voiced by local Virginia theatre actors, who show serious problems pronouncing the names correctly. Due to a low budget, effects were home made, and music was low-key.

The production was overshadowed by that of the BBC, and is usually considered inferior in quality, music and acting.

Episodes

  1. "A Long Expected Party"
  2. "The Ring Leaves The Shire"
  3. "Rescued By Tom Bombadil"
  4. "Strider And The Ringwraiths"
  5. "The Flight To The Ford"
  6. "The Council Of Elrond"
  7. "The Mines Of Moria"
  8. "The Breaking Of The Fellowship"
  9. "The Search For The Hobbits"
  10. "Treebeard"
  11. "The White Rider"
  12. "The Fall Of Isengard"
  13. "The Fall Of Saruman"
  14. "The Taming Of Gollum"
  15. "Captured... By Friends"
  16. "The Lair Of Shelob"
  17. "To The Defense Of Gondor"
  18. "The Madness Of Denethor"
  19. "The Lord Of The Nazgûl"
  20. "The Sword That Was Broken... New Forged"
  21. "The Mouth Of Sauron"
  22. "At The Crack Of Doom"
  23. "A Time To Part"
  24. "The Grey Havens"

Cast

Actor Role
James Arrington Frodo Baggins, Saruman
Erik Bauersfeld Boromir, Théoden, Herbmaster
Lou Bliss Samwise Gamgee
Gail Chugg Narrator, Gimli, Gollum, Butterbur
Pat Franklyn Meriadoc Brandybuck, Ioreth
Carl Hague Elrond, Beregond, Additional voices
Karen Hurley Éowyn
Bob Lewis Wild Man, Glorfindel
Matthew Locricchio Éomer
Tom Luce Aragorn, Denethor, Treebeard
Bernard Mayes Gandalf, Tom Bombadil
Mac McCaddon Peregrin Took
Ray Reinhardt Bilbo Baggins
John Vickery Legolas, Gríma Wormtongue, Faramir, Mouth of Sauron

External links