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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
Production location(s) Ryhmäteatteri theatre, Yle
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Yle
Distributor Yle (Finland & World-Wide)
Original network Yle TV1
Original release 29 March (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 Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, but limits itself to the storyline of Frodo and Sam. Their adventures are narrated by Sam many years later to an audience of young Hobbits. Except for a flashback to Bilbo's encounter with Gollum, no material from The Hobbit is used.

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:


  • 1. Bilbo (29 March)
  • 2. Tie, "The road" (5 April)
  • 3. Vanha metsä, "The Old Forest" (12 April)
  • 4. Pomppiva poni, "The Prancing Pony" (19 April)
  • 5. Konkari, "Strider" (26 April)
  • 6. Lorien (3 May)
  • 7. Mordor (10 May)
  • 8. Tuomiovuori, "Mount Doom" (17 May)
  • 9. Vapautus, "Liberation" (24 May)


  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 on IMDb