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BBC Jackanory Hobbit Audio CD

BBC Jackanory Hobbit Audio CD

Aug 17, 2013 (edited)

Eduardo mentioned the BBC Jackanory Audio CD in this post and I thought it would be useful to provide some more information on the release. ... t_id=12544#forumpost12544

The BBC are releasing an Audio CD of a BBC TV Children's programme from the 1970s in October.

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Jackanory is a UK BBC Children's TV programme, that had stories read by celebrities over a few days. The Hobbit was voted as the favourite book to appear on the programme, in a poll 0f viewers by the BBC. (

It was originally released on October 1st-12th in 1979 on BBC1 from 4:25 to 4:40pm.

The presenters were (from left to right in the photo)

Bernard Cribbins
Maurice Denham
Jan Francis
David Wood

I can't remember it but I would have watched it on release, so am looking forward to listening to it again as an Audio CD. ... keywords=hobbit+jackanory

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Sep 25, 2013
My copy arrived in the post today, from

- wellinghall
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