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The Lord of the Rings (1979 radio series)

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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.


Role Actor
Narrator Gail Chugg
Bilbo Baggins Ray Reinhardt
Frodo Baggins James Arrington
Aragorn Tom Luce
Meriadoc Brandybuck Pat Franklyn
Peregrin Took Mac McCaddon
Samwise Gamgee Lou Bliss
Gandalf Bernard Mayes
Tom Bombadil Bernard Mayes
Gimli Gail Chugg
Gollum Gail Chugg
Saruman James Arrington
Denethor Tom Luce
Wild Man Bob Lewis
Legolas John Vickery
Wormtongue John Vickery
Mouth of Sauron John Vickery
Boromir Erik Bauersfeld
Theoden Erik Bauersfeld
Eowyn Karen Hurley
Eomer Matthew Locricchio
Additional voices Carl Hague

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