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.


  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"


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

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