The original American full dramatization as broadcast on National Public Radio.
Bilbo Baggins, a gentle hobbit who loves the comforts of home, reluctantly joins a company of dwarves on a journey to recover plundered gold from a fierce dragon. It's a tale of high adventure and astonishing courage—and a magical prelude to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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" Very disapointed but I should have known better. The Hobbit in 4.19 hours could not be the whole story. "
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and other tales of Middle-earth, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but even as he studied these classics he was creating a set of his own. His books have been translated into more than fifty languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
Tim Curry has created a rich array of memorable characters
for both the screen and stage, most notably the role of the scientist in the
Broadway and film versions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s been
nominated for Tony Awards for his roles in My Favorite Year and The
Pirates of Penzance. His film credits include Muppet Treasure Island,
The Shadow, Clue, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The
Three Musketeers, and many, many more.
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