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This section of the BBC is now called the ''National Radio Company'' or ''NRC'', and has been awarded many times.
 
This section of the BBC is now called the ''National Radio Company'' or ''NRC'', and has been awarded many times.
  
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* [[14 January|January 14]], [[1938]]: An unspecified program on BBC Radio, where Tolkien gave a talk on ''Anglo-Saxon Verse''.
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* [[3 December|December 3]], [[1954]]: The broadcast of the radio play of ''[[The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son (radio play)|The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm's Son]]'', on the BBC Third Programme.
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* [[1955]]-[[1956]]: The [[The Lord of the Rings (1955 radio series)|first adaptation]] of ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is aired on BBC Radio.
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* [[30 March|March 30]], [[1968]]: BBC Television airs the documentary ''[[Tolkien in Oxford]]''.  
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* September-November [[1968]]: The BBC's [[The Hobbit (1968 radio series)|radio adaptation]] of ''The Hobbit'' is aired.
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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.
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* [[October]], [[1979]]: The popular children's show ''[[Jackanory]]'' airs ten episodes on ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
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* [[1981]]: The famous [[The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series)|second radio series]] of ''The Lord of the Rings'' is aired.
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* [[1992]]: The 6-episode radio series ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm (1992 radio series)|Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'' is aired.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* '''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ Official website]'''
 
* '''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/ Official website]'''
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC Wikipedia profile]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC Wikipedia profile]
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Revision as of 17:53, 25 July 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

External links