Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo! By water, wood and hill, by the reed and willow! He may not have made it into the films, but he sure made it into our podcast. But what is he? Hobbit saviour Tom Bombadil takes centre stage for this week's episode of in-depth Lord of the Rings character guide Not Another F**king Elf.
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.