He’s the bad boy of the wizarding world! He’s Darkside Gandalf! He’s Saruman of Many Colours, and he is fabulous. We're summoning the forces of Isengard in this week's episode of in-depth Lord of the Rings character guide Not Another F**king Elf, where 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.