Friday May 06, 2022

Bilbo Baggins, Legend of the Shire

And after all, why not? Why shouldn't he keep it? This week, Paul and Catherine are looking at Bilbo Baggins, in all his forms, from Orson Bean to Ian Holm. Tolkien's most meta-textual character? Leonard Nimoy's greatest inspiration? All this and more in the latest episode of this in-depth Lord of the Rings character guide podcast. 
Every week, Paul Ridd and Catherine Bray look at a character’s place in Tolkien’s mythos, their place in pop culture, literature and adaptations. We look at Peter Jackson’s adaptations, Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings (1978), the 1979 Mind’s Eye radio adaptation, Return of the King (1980) from Rankin-Bass, the 1981 BBC Radio adaptation, and the 1990 Rob Inglis and 2020 Andy Serkis audiobooks.

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