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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.

Premise[edit | edit source]

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings told from the perspective of the hobbits.
—IMDb blurb[2]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

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

Plot[edit | edit source]

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.

Cast and characters[edit | edit source]

Role Actor
Sam Pertti Edvin Sveholm
Frodo Taneli Mäkelä
Merri Jarmo Hyttinen
Pippin Jari Pehkonen
Strider Kari Kyösti Väänänen
Gandalf Vesa Tapio Vierikko
Boromir Carl-Kristian Rundman
Gollum Kari Kyösti Väänänen
Bilbo Martti Juhani Suosalo
Barliman Butterbur Mikko Juhani Kivinen
Saruman Matti Kalervo Pellonpää
Gimli Tomi Salmela-Nikunen
Legolas Ville Virtanen
Galadriel Heidi Silja Krohn
Elrond Leif Christian Wager
Tom Bombadillo Esko Ferdinand Hukkanen

External links[edit | edit source]


  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
  2. IMDb, "Hobitit (TV Mini Series 1993)", IMDb (accessed 11 July 2023)
Licensed screen adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's works
Animation The Hobbit (1966) · The Hobbit (1977) · The Lord of the Rings (1978) · The Return of the King (1980) ·The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim (2024, upcoming)
Live-action The Lord of the Rings film series The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) · The Two Towers (2002) · The Return of the King (2003)
The Hobbit film series An Unexpected Journey (2012) · The Desolation of Smaug (2013) · The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
TV series Hobitit (1993) · The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022-present)