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Jackanory

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==The Hobbit==
 
==The Hobbit==
The series featured an series of episodes dedicated to ''[[The Hobbit]]'' which aired in [[1979]]. The story was adapted by [[Roger Singleton-Turner]], and narrated by [[Maurice Denham]], [[Jan Francis]], [[David Wood]] and [[Bernard Cribbins]].
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===Credits===
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Narrators:
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* [[Bernard Cribbins]]
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* [[Maurice Denham]]
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* [[Jan Francis]]
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* [[David Wood]]
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Production:
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* Anna Home, Angela Beeching
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Adaptation and direction:
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* [[Roger Singleton-Turner]]
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Music:
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* [[Alan Roper]]
  
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===Description===
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The 3,000th programme begins a special presentation in ten parts, with four storytellers, of ''The Hobbit''. In the search for dragon-guarded gold, [[Bilbo Baggins]] and [[Thorin and Company|13 dwarves]] encounter [[trolls]], [[goblins]], [[elves]] and giant [[spiders]] - and many other adventures.<ref>Radio Times, Volume 225, No. 2916, [[September 27]], [[1979]]</ref>
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===Episodes===
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The ten episodes were aired on BBC1, on weekdays from 4:25 to 4:40 PM
 
# [[October 1]]: ''An Unexpected Party''
 
# [[October 1]]: ''An Unexpected Party''
 
# [[October 2]]: ''Over Hill and Under Hill''
 
# [[October 2]]: ''Over Hill and Under Hill''
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Due to a copyright battle with the [[Tolkien Estate]], this adaptation was never released on VHS.
 
Due to a copyright battle with the [[Tolkien Estate]], this adaptation was never released on VHS.
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{{references}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771799/ Jackanory] at [http://www.imdb.com/ IMDb]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0771799/ Jackanory] at [http://www.imdb.com/ IMDb]
 
* {{WP|Jackanory}}
 
* {{WP|Jackanory}}
 
[[Category:Adaptations]]
 
[[Category:Adaptations]]

Revision as of 14:15, 27 May 2009

Jackanory is a children's television program on the BBC, in which stories are read to children. Over the years, many actors provided the part of narrator, including Brian Blessed, David Buck, Judi Dench, Marian Diamond, Michael Hordern, Martin Jarvis, Ian McKellen and Prunella Scales.

Contents

The Hobbit

Credits

Narrators:

Production:

  • Anna Home, Angela Beeching

Adaptation and direction:

Music:

Description

The 3,000th programme begins a special presentation in ten parts, with four storytellers, of The Hobbit. In the search for dragon-guarded gold, Bilbo Baggins and 13 dwarves encounter trolls, goblins, elves and giant spiders - and many other adventures.[1]

Episodes

The ten episodes were aired on BBC1, on weekdays from 4:25 to 4:40 PM

  1. October 1: An Unexpected Party
  2. October 2: Over Hill and Under Hill
  3. October 3: Riddles in the Dark
  4. October 4: Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
  5. October 5: Flies and Spiders
  6. October 8: Barrels Out of Bond
  7. October 9: Inside Information
  8. October 10: Fire and Water
  9. October 11: The Clouds Burst
  10. October 12: The Last Stage

Due to a copyright battle with the Tolkien Estate, this adaptation was never released on VHS.

References

  1. Radio Times, Volume 225, No. 2916, September 27, 1979

External links