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Tales from the Perilous Realm is a 1992 radio series by Brian Sibley, a dramatization of J.R.R. Tolkien's Tales from the Perilous Realm. It was directed by Jane Morgan and aired on BBC Radio 5.
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SynopsisEdit

The series contains the four stories in Tales from the Perilous Realm: Farmer Giles of Ham, Smith of Wootton Major, Leaf by Niggle and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil. The Adventures of Tom Bombadi is the dramatization of Tom's scenes with the four Hobbits in The Fellowship of the Ring, rather than a retelling of the events of the poems The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and Bombadil Goes Boating. Brian Sibley had expressed some pity in not including it in his 1981 adaptation, and decided to include it in the new series[1].

EpisodesEdit

Farmer Giles of HamEdit

The fat and unheroic Farmer Giles of Ham is called upon to do battle with the dragon Chrysophylax.

First broadcast in two parts on 16 and 23 August, 1992.

Role Actor
J.R.R. Tolkien Michael Hordern
Farmer Giles Brian Blessed
Garm Jonathan Tefler
The Giant Brian Sibley
Chrysophylax Stephen Thorne
Additional voices Jonathan Adams
Additional voices Matthew Morgan
Additional voices Nicholas Murchie
Additional voices Joanna Wake
Additional voices John Webb

Smith of Wootton MajorEdit

Smith journeys to the Land of Faerie via the magical ingredients of a giant cake.

First broadcast on 30 August, 1992.

Role Actor
J.R.R. Tolkien Michael Hordern
Smith Paul Copley
Nokes James Grout
The Fäerie King John McGlynn
Additional voices Jonathan Adams
Additional voices Judy Bennett
Additional voices Chris Cook
Additional voices Rachael Crocker
Additional voices Nicholas Murchie
Additional voices Jill Shilling
Additional voices Jenny Smythe
Additional voices Melinda Walker
Additional voices Ann Windsor

The Adventures of Tom BombadilEdit

Frodo, Sam, Merry & Pippin meet a magical man in the woods.

First broadcast in two parts on 06 and 13 September, 1992.

Role Actor
J.R.R. Tolkien Michael Hordern
Tom Bombadil Ian Hogg
Frodo Nigel Planer
Merry Matthew Morgan
Pippin David Learner
Sam Jonathan Adams
Goldberry Sorcha Cusack
Old Man Willow John Church

Leaf by NiggleEdit

Niggle the painter sets out to paint the perfect tree.

First broadcast on 20 September, 1992.

Role Actor
J.R.R. Tolkien Michael Hordern
Niggle Alfred Molina
Parish John Fleming
Additional voices Jonathan Adams
Additional voices David Holt
Additional voices Melanie Hudson
Additional voices Matthew Morgan
Additional voices Joanna Wake
Additional voices Melinda Walker

Critical ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://briansibleytheworks.blogspot.com/2008/01/this-page-is-still-under-construction_23.html


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