The Canterbury Tales (1998–2000)

TV Series  -   -  Animation
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 28 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 338 titles
created 18 Jul 2011
 
a list of 134 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 85 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Canterbury Tales (1998–2000)

The Canterbury Tales (1998–2000) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Canterbury Tales.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli
The Moth (TV Movie 1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Set in 1913 Northumbria, England, the story is about Robert Bradley, a strong-willed young worker at a Jarrow shipyard, who arrives home one day to find that his father has died. At the ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Battersby
Stars: Jack Davenport, David Howey, Janet Dale
A Woman's Guide to Adultery (TV Series 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The story of three women who are involved in adulterous affairs - and Rose, who believes that anyone who sleeps with another's husband is committing a crime against womanhood. Ah, but how ... See full summary »

Stars: Theresa Russell, Sean Bean, Amanda Donohoe
Lorna Doone (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Ridd was just a boy when the villainous Carver Doone callously murdered his father. Now a young man, John has two driving passions: his thirst for revenge against the outlaw Doones, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Grieve
Stars: Michael MacKenzie, Andrew Ferguson, Sean Bean
Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams
Sharpe's Siege (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jane and Sharpe are married in Spain but he must leave her stricken with the fever that is sweeping the camp to join an invasion force led by inexperienced but arrogant young Colonel ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Honour (TV Movie 1994)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser
Sharpe's Gold (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser
Sharpe's Justice (TV Movie 1997)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Returning to Yorkshire, Sharpe finds himself on the wrong side between corrupt employers and exploited workers.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Jacob (TV Movie 1994)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In the land of Canaan lives Isaac, son of Abraham, with his clever, strong-willed wife Rebekah and his twin sons Esau and Jacob. The first-born, Esau, is a strong and fearless hunter with a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Hall
Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Bean
Lady Chatterley (TV Series 1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War. When they move to his family's estate, Constance (Connie) meets ... See full summary »

Stars: Joely Richardson, Sean Bean, James Wilby
Documentary | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

One summer's morning an unlikely band of pilgrims and occupy protesters sets out from St Paul's Cathedral bound for Canterbury, passionately wishing to repair the shredded moral fabric of ... See full summary »

Directors: John Dinwoodie, Ludovica Fales
Stars: Katharine Harrison, George Barda
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Harry Bailey (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Miller (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Summoner (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Pardoner / ... (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Merchant (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Wife of Bath (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Knight (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Prioress (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
...
 The Squire (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
David Troughton ...
 The Friar (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 December 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Кентерберийские рассказы  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Canterbury Tales (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The "return journey" episode was ill-advised
18 February 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The three most popular of the Canterbury Tales are those of the Miller, the Pardoner and the Wife of Bath: perhaps the makers of the series felt that they had been wrong to exclude the Miller's tale from their original two-hander (whose six tales, in various but equally beautiful animation styles, were those of the Nun's Priest, the Knight, the Merchant, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner and the Franklin, with nods to the three unfinished tales - the Cook's, Chaucer's Tale of Sir Topas, and the Squire's: the Cook, too drunk in the original to complete his story, is here too drunk to begin it; Chaucer's doggerel is cut off by the Host as originally, but much sooner, and is not replaced with the rather boring prose Tale of Melibee; the Squire merely makes a few noises about the kind of tale he wants to hear before the Franklin tells it). So, here are four more tales: the Squire's, with an invented ending; the Canon's Yeoman's; the Miller's, and the Reeve's, told in alternating episodes.

Pluses: the evocation of fourteenth century life in the between-tales segments (and the Canon's Yeoman's Tale, which, like the Pardoner's, uses the same faux-plasticine style of animation as the "real" segments of the story) is as rich as ever; and the watercolourish animation of the Squire's tale is exquisite, possibly the most gorgeous in the series.

Minuses: the Squire's Tale rambles all over the place with no real narrative strength; the rivalry played up in the first two episodes was that between the Summoner and the Friar, not the Miller and the Reeve (indeed, I don't think the Reeve even appeared), so we haven't been prepared for their fighting and interruption; the language in their tales is excessively modern; and, worst of all, the grotesque computerised animation of these last two tales is unimaginative and ugly.

The third episode is still worth seeing, but it cannot bear comparison to the first two.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Language versions Kevmo
Oscar nomination bernard-belanger
Discuss The Canterbury Tales (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page