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Genre Miniseries
Written by Timo Torikka
Directed by Timo Torikka
Composer(s) Toni Edelmann
Country of origin Finland
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of episodes 9
Producer(s) Olof Qvickström
Location(s) Ryhmäteatteri theatre, Yle
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Yle
Distributor Yle (Finland & World-Wide)
Original channel Yle TV1
Original run 29 March 1993 (1993-03-29)  – 24 May 1993 (1993-05-24)

Hobitit (literally The Hobbits) is a Finnish live action fantasy television miniseries originally broadcast in 1993 on Yle TV1. Produced by Olof Qvickström, it is based on the events of the books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.

The series was written and directed by Timo Torikka. Toni Edelmann composed the soundtrack.[1] Hobitit featured nine episodes of 30 minutes runtime that were aired from 29 March to 24 May 1993. Filming locations included the Ryhmäteatteri theatre in Helsinki and Yle's production facilities.


The show's cast included the following actors and roles:


The narrator is old Samwise Gamgee who tells events of the War of the Ring to children.


  1. ^ "Yle teettää oman sovituksen Taru sormusten herrasta-sadusta" [Yle to produce its own version of the tale of The Lord of the Rings]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 18 June 1991. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kajava, Jukka (29 March 1993). "Tolkienin taruista on tehty tv-sarja: Hobitien ilme syntyi jo Ryhmäteatterin Suomenlinnan tulkinnassa" [Tolkien's tales have been turned into a TV series: The Hobbits have been brought to live in the Ryhmäteatteri theatre]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish).  (subscription required)

External links[edit]

Hobitit at the Internet Movie Database