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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien adapted by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF with music by DAVID CAIN starring
with John Justin , Heron Carvic and Anthony Jackson 8: The Clouds burst
Music played by members of the EARLY MUSIC CONSORT directed by DAVID MUNROW and sung by members of the cast
Special sound: David Cain and Dick Mills , BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Technical team under the direction of Harry Catlin
Produced by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Adapted By: Michael Kilgarriff
Music By: David Cain
Unknown: John Justin
Gandalf: Heron Carvic
The Tale Bearer: Anthony Jackson
Directed By: David Munrow
Unknown: David Cain
Unknown: Dick Mills
Unknown: Harry Catlin
Produced By: John Powell
Bilbo Baggins: Paul Daneman
The Tale Bearer: Anthony Jackson
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit: Paul Daneman
Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves: John Justin
Gandalf the Grey: Heron Carvic
Balin: Peter Pratt
Bard, the Bowman of Esgaroth: Peter Williams
The Elvenking: Leonard Fenton
Dain: Brian Haines
Elrond Halfelven, Lord of Riven-dell: John Pullen
Beorn the Skin Changer: Denys Hawthorne

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