BBC RADIO COLLECTION
Tolkien's famous saga, the prelude to The Lord of the Rings, has all the ingredients of fantasy and adventure; dwarves, elves, goblins and trolls, a fearsome dragon, a great wizard, a perilous quest and a dramatic climax. At the centre is the unsuspecting hero Bilbo Baggins, a home loving unambitious Hobbit who is suddenly thrust into the biggest, indeed the only, adventure of his life.
And what a marvellous adventure it is. Guided by Gandalf the Wizard, Bilbo and a company of dwarves plan to destroy Smaug the Magnificent, a ferocious Dragon who guards a treasure hoard. On their journey they face many dangers and the reluctant Bilbo's great resourcefulness and courage surprises everyone, not least himself...
This enthralling dramatisation with specially composed music was first heard on BBC Radio 4 and captures all the magic and excitement of Tolkien's cult classic...
Running Time : Approx 4 Hours