Sunday, 2 September 2018

Hordes Of The Things

HORDES OF THE THINGS (320kbs-m4a/269mb/1hr56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th to 16th August 2018

Tolkien's Lord of the Rings gets a going over with this spoof serial from 1980.

HORDES OF THE THINGS - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2018

The kingdom of Albion is in peril, and the law of darkness encroaches...

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody in 4-parts.

Stars Paul Eddington as King Yulfric the Wise, Patrick Magee as the Chronicler, Simon Callow as Crown Prince Veganin, Christian Rodska as Agar, Frank Middlemass as Radox the Green, Hugh Thomas as Maliadoc, David Ross as King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor, Gordon Gostelow as Caradorn, Miriam Margolyes as Dyandetes and Eve Karpf as Another Harpy.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1980.

HORDES OF THE THINGS - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 14th August 2018

Radox the Green battles to gather an army against the encroaching Evil One.

But as his mum gives him an ear-bashing - is Agar really a hero?

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody in 4-parts.

Stars Paul Eddington as King Yulfric the Wise, Patrick Magee as the Chronicler, Simon Callow as Crown Prince Veganin, Christian Rodska as Agar, Frank Middlemass as Radox the Green, Hugh Thomas as Maliadoc, David Ross as King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor, Miriam Margolyes as Mother of Agar, Maggie Steed as Queen Elfreda, Aubrey Woods as the High Bishop of Zylbor and Jonathan Lynn as Golin Longshanks.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.

HORDES OF THE THINGS - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th August 2018

A startling discovery is made by one defender of Albion.

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody in 4-parts.

Stars Paul Eddington as King Yulfric the Wise, Patrick Magee as the Chronicler, Simon Callow as Crown Prince Veganin, Christian Rodska as Agar, Frank Middlemass as Radox the Green, Hugh Thomas as Maliadoc, David Ross as King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor, Miriam Margolyes as Mother of Agar, Maggie Steed as Queen Elfreda, Aubrey Woods as the High Bishop of Zylbor and Jonathan Lynn as Golin Longshanks.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.

HORDES OF THE THINGS - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/69mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th August 2018

Can the assembled forces of Radox the Green win the battle?

Andrew Marshall and John Lloyd's epic Tolkien parody in 4-parts.

Stars Paul Eddington as King Yulfric the Wise, Patrick Magee as the Chronicler, Simon Callow as Crown Prince Veganin, Christian Rodska as Agar, Frank Middlemass as Radox the Green, Maggie Steed as Queen Elfreda, Aubrey Woods as the Evil Flesh-Eating Lord of Craarn, Ballard Berkeley as Baddedas the Blue, Bob Grant as HobLob, the Monstrous Spider, Michael Cule as Xanspur, the Skylord and Jonathan Lynn as Golin Longshanks.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1980.

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