With his uncle Bilbo Baggins having mysteriously disappeared, Frodo finds himself in possession of a simple gold ring that has great and evil power. It is the Ruling Ring, taken long ago from the Dark Lord, Sauron, who now seeks to possess it again. Frodo must do everything he can to prevent this, and with the help of Gandalf the Wizard and a band of loyal companions, he begins a perilous journey across Middle-Earth.
Sauron's Black Riders are on their trail as they travel to Rivendell, attempt to cross the snow-swept Misty Mountains and, in desperation, enter the terrifying Mines of Moria.
Widely regarded as an early 80s broadcasting classic, the BBC Radio dramatization of 'The Lord of the Rings' stars Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier and Peter Woodthorpe. 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first of three instalments, newly edited to correspond with the volumes in Tolkien's trilogy.