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Hobitit (Finnish: Hobbits) was a Finnish TV mini series based on The Lord of the Rings which aired in 1993 for 9 episodes on YLE.

The series was written and directed by Timo Torikka. Toni Edelmann composed the soundtrack.[1] Hobitit featured nine episodes of 30 minutes runtime that were aired from 29 March to 24 May 1993. Filming locations included the Ryhmäteatteri theatre in Helsinki and Yle's production facilities.


  1. "Bilbo"
  2. "Tie" ("Road")
  3. "Vanha metsä" ("Old Forest")
  4. "Pomppiva poni" ("Prancing Pony")
  5. "Konkari" ("Strider")
  6. "Lórien"
  7. "Mordor"
  8. "Tuomiovuori" ("Mount Doom")
  9. "Vapautus" ("Liberation")


The series follows the story of Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee as they head for Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Most of the other story - the War of the Ring raging in Rohan and Gondor - has been omitted.


Role Actor
Frodo Baggins Taneli Mäkelä
Samwise Gamgee Pertti Sveholm
Gandalf Vesa Vierikko
Peregrin Took Jari Pehkonen
Meriadoc Brandybuck Jarmo Hyttinen
Gollum/Aragorn Kari Väänänen
Galadriel Heidi Krohn
Bilbo Baggins Martti Suosalo
Gimli Tomi Salmela
Legolas Ville Virtanen
Saruman Mikko Kivinen
Boromir Carl-Kristian Rundman
Elrond Leif Wager
Barliman Butterbur Mikko Kivinen
Tom Bombadil Esko Hukkanen


  1. "Yle teettää oman sovituksen Taru sormusten herrasta-sadusta" ("Yle to produce its own version of the tale of The Lord of the Rings"), dated 18 June 1991, in Helsingin Sanomat

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