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or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
An epic of high adventure adapted as a serial for radio in eight parts by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF with music by DAVID CAIN starring
Paul Daneman as Bilbo Baggins with John Justin , Heron Carvic and Anthony Jackson
Bilbo, attempting to escape from the goblins, is caught in the closing door of the mountain passage and. although wearing the ring of invisibility, is discovered.
4: Strange Lodgings with Antony Viccars
Rolf Lefebvre , Denis McCarthy
Music played by members of the EARLY MUSIC CONSORT directed by DAVID MUNROW and sung by members of the cast
Special sound by David Cain and Dick Mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Music By: David Cain
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Antony Viccars
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Directed By: David Munrow
Unknown: David Cain
Unknown: Dick Mills
Produced By: John Powell
The Tale Bearer: Anthony Jackson
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit: Paul Danemam
Gandatf the Grey: Heron Carvic
Balin: Peter Pratt
Dwalin: Lockwood West
the dwarves.. Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of: John Justin
Kili: Nicholas Edmett
Fili: David Brierley
The Great Grey Warg: Haydn Jones
The Lord of the Eagles: Duncan McIntyre
Beorn, the Skin Changer: Denys Hawthorne
Dori: Alexander John
Ori: Wilfrid Carter

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