The Storyteller (1987– )

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

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 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 originally wanted the storyteller to be a puppet. 'Ron Mueck even designed and built a puppet head to try out this concept. 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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Hopelessly underrated. Bloody Brilliant
28 May 1999 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Although the Soldier's story was the best - they were all marvellous. Good stories, well told, and despite the animatronics, taken seriously by the actors.

It was tucked away on Channel 4 in the UK. I missed one or two of them, but where as most rubbish gets repeated ad nausium - Storyteller wasn't. Typical.

Do not miss out. If this is on - tape it !


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