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* [[March 30]], [[1968]]: BBC Television airs the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.  
 
* [[March 30]], [[1968]]: BBC Television airs the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.  
 
* September-November [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
 
* September-November [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
* [[1978]]: Though shot in Spain, [[Ralph Bakshi]] recorded the voices of his ''[[Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.
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* [[1978]]: Though shot in Spain, [[Ralph Bakshi]] recorded the voices of his ''[[The Lord of the Rings (1978 film)|The Lord of the Rings]]'' with several actors from the NRC.
 
* [[October]], [[1979]]: The popular children's show ''[[Jackanory]]'' airs ten episodes on ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
 
* [[October]], [[1979]]: The popular children's show ''[[Jackanory]]'' airs ten episodes on ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
 
* [[1981]]: The famous [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|second radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'' is aired.   
 
* [[1981]]: The famous [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|second radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'' is aired.   

Revision as of 00:07, 29 March 2011

The British Broadcasting Corporation, or BBC, is the world's largest broadcasting corporation. As such, the company, and especially BBC Radio, have had a major influence on the adaptation of Tolkien's works.

BBC Radio Drama

The BBC Repertory Company, was founded in 1940. Early stars included Norman Shelley and Carleton Hobbs, who have played Watson and Holmes in over nintey radio dramas.

The "Rep" kept an ensemble cast of 30 to 35 actors, up until the mid-1980's. This cast included young theatre talent, such as Anthony Daniels and William Nighy, and was sometimes expanded with popular names.

This section of the BBC is now called the National Radio Company or NRC, and has been awarded many times.

Programs

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