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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.

Written byTimo Torikka
Directed byTimo Torikka
Composer(s)Toni Edelmann
Country of originFinland
Original language(s)Finnish
No. of episodes9
Producer(s)Olof Qvickström
Production location(s)Ryhmäteatteri theatre, Yle
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Yle
DistributorYle (Finland & World-Wide)
Original networkYle TV1
Original release29 March (1993-03-29) – 24 May 1993 (1993-05-24)

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 linksEdit

Hobitit on IMDb