Tales from the Perilous Realm (Dramatised)

  • by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by Matthew Morgan
  • 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Michael Hordern stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in four BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations. Tolkien's tales of myth, mystery, and rumbustious exploits have been specially adapted for radio by Brian Sibley, one of the dramatists of the highly acclaimed BBC radio production of The Lord of the Rings.
In 'Farmer Giles of Ham', having accidentally shot a giant, Farmer Giles finds his brave reputation being tested by Chrysophylax the dragon.
In 'Smith of Wootton Major', when young Smith eats a piece of cake containing a silver star, he is granted access to the magical land of Fäerie.
In 'Leaf by Niggle', a thought-provoking allegory on the theme of creativity, the painter Niggle embarks on a fateful search for perfection.
In 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', join Tom and the Hobbits in scenes from The Lord of the Rings which were not included in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.


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Leaf by Niggle was so exquisitely written that it brought me to tears!

Leaf by Niggle was so exquisitely written that it brought me to tears! What a glorious collection.

For those who love Lord of the rings and the hobbit, the last tale of the four includes Tom Bombadil and Frodo, Merry, Pippin and Sam!
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- Nancymeansgrace

Very Entertaining

I enjoyed the stories very much. I will surely listen to them again. Good stories for every one to hear.
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- scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited