The Storyteller (1987)

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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

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1988   1987  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 The Storyteller (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Storyteller's Dog / ... (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Frederick Warder ...
 Giant / ... (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Greenaway ...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Robert Tygner ...
 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Alistair Fullarton ...
 Death / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Badger / ... (3 episodes, 1988)
Diana Payan ...
 Miller's Wife / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Robin Summers ...
 Jailer / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Michael Kilgarriff ...
 Lion / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Peter Marinker ...
 Devil / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
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A variety of European folk tales are retold in nine new stories. A soldier captures Death in a magic sack. A fearless young man sets out to learn to shudder. A boy with a destiny that frightens a tyrant is sent on an impossible task that will see him wed the princess, or dead. A storyteller must spin tales to stay alive. A woman bears a hedgehog-child who grows up to live alone in a castle until he does a king a favor and gets the princess's hand in return. A princess must keep silent while she works to free her brothers from an evil spell. A princess runs away from wedding her father and disguises herself as an ugly forest creature. A young boy must overcome a heartless giant. A princess searches the earth for her stolen bridegroom. Written by Kathy Li

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28 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller  »

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Lisa Henson had taken a course in folklore as an undergraduate at Harveard and suggested to her father Jim Henson that he could use his Creature Shop to accurately realize these tales and exploit the visual aspects of the stories. See more »

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The Storyteller: [opening lines] When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for... The Storyteller.
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Spin-off The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990) See more »

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Magical. Breathtaking.
8 August 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I wish I could remember more of this fabulous series. My memory is patchy, but I DO remember it being one of the most inventive, beautifully made and acted series ever shown on British television. It is insanity that they don't repeat


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