An adaptation of six of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in a modern setting.
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 Constance Musa (1 episode, 2003)
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 Paul (1 episode, 2003)
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 Meena (1 episode, 2003)
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 Beth (1 episode, 2003)
Paddy Fletcher ...
 Bowles (1 episode, 2003)
Adam Kotz ...
 Adam Constable (1 episode, 2003)
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 James (1 episode, 2003)
Usha Patel ...
 Misha (1 episode, 2003)
Billy Seymour ...
 Lad 1 (1 episode, 2003)
Samantha Whittaker ...
 Kitty Norman (1 episode, 2003)
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 Nicky Constable (1 episode, 2003)
Rick Bacon ...
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Joe Halliday ...
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 Vena (1 episode, 2003)
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 Arty (1 episode, 2003)
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 Security Guard (1 episode, 2003)
Ben Bennett ...
 Baz (1 episode, 2003)
Pascale Burgess ...
 Jessica (1 episode, 2003)
Leena Dhingra ...
 Usha (1 episode, 2003)
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 Emily (1 episode, 2003)
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 Alan King (1 episode, 2003)
Tom Ludlow ...
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 Leila King (1 episode, 2003)
Jane Nash ...
 Annie (1 episode, 2003)
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 Ace (1 episode, 2003)
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 John Crosby (1 episode, 2003)
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 Terry (1 episode, 2003)
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 Jane Barlow (1 episode, 2003)
Steve Chaplin ...
 Biff (1 episode, 2003)
Samuel Cocozza ...
 Young Man (1 episode, 2003)
Melissa Lloyd ...
 Mandy Briggs (1 episode, 2003)
Robert East ...
 Mr. Norman (1 episode, 2003)
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 Pushpinder (1 episode, 2003)
Joseph Kpobie ...
 Mick (1 episode, 2003)
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 Jerome (1 episode, 2003)
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 Alison Crosby (1 episode, 2003)
Leo Wringer ...
 Minister (1 episode, 2003)
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 Mrs. Norman (1 episode, 2003)
Lindelani Buthelezi ...
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 Danny Absolon (1 episode, 2003)
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Mo Amulundun ...
 Minister's Wife (1 episode, 2003)
Buffy Davis ...
 Jean McIntosh (1 episode, 2003)
Stewart Harwood ...
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Bill Moody ...
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 Mrs Jean Smallwood (1 episode, 2003)
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 Man with Gun (1 episode, 2003)
Sonny Brown ...
 Really Young Arty (1 episode, 2003)
Charu Bala Chokshi ...
 Archana (1 episode, 2003)
Lorna Gayle ...
 Noreen (1 episode, 2003)
Tim Hardy ...
 Doctor (1 episode, 2003)
Ralph Riach ...
 Mr Malcolm Wickens (1 episode, 2003)
Nomsa Xaba ...
 Mother (1 episode, 2003)
Jonathan Chan-Pensley ...
 Waiter Clive (1 episode, 2003)
Glenn Hanning ...
 Heckler (1 episode, 2003)
Annie Julian ...
 The Other Woman (1 episode, 2003)
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 Clare (1 episode, 2003)
Vivienne Ritchie ...
 Arty's Mother (1 episode, 2003)
Philip Wright ...
 Monitoring Officer 1 (1 episode, 2003)
Dylan Charles ...
 Jason (1 episode, 2003)
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 Arty's Father (1 episode, 2003)
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Abby Simpson ...
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Philip Hutchinson ...
 Customer (1 episode, 2003)
John Kirk ...
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Yule Masiteng ...
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Janet Behan ...
 Woman in Cathedral (1 episode, 2003)
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Richard Syms ...
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Michael Miller ...
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Jaymie Pennington ...
 Chloe Healey (1 episode, 2003)
Carolyn Pickles ...
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Jack Chissick ...
 Uncle Ronald (1 episode, 2003)
Paul Clayden ...
 Him (1 episode, 2003)
Bob Mason ...
 Ian (1 episode, 2003)
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 Smart Young Man (1 episode, 2003)
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An adaptation of six of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in a modern setting.

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The Canterbury Tales, retold for our times

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"Miller's Tale" the best
15 October 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

All the adaptations of the tales in this series are good, but for me it was the Miller's Tale that was the best. A saucy, sexy story about a smooth-talking conman who breezes into town one day and turns everyone's lives upside down. James Nesbitt positively sizzles in this sexy role as the intelligent and charismatic Nick Zakian who wastes no time at all in setting about seducing the beautiful Alison Crosby (Billie Piper). Nesbitt turns in an utterly convincing performance as Nick, a man who'll stop at nothing and is prepared to stoop to any level to get what he wants - the scene where he corners Alison in the hall or the scene where he stalks across the village square towards Alison with such determination in his eyes when he knows her husband is out of the way for an hour, is enough to drive any woman wild, believe me!

What the audience are supposed to construe from this tale of love, lust, sex, jealousy, deceit and ultimate betrayal is certainly open to debate. There are some who are prepared to claim that Nick is the devil incarnate or the personification of fate in this story. However, I for one refuse to believe that the character of Nick is some kind of tempting devil or fate. Rather that he is an opportunist, a conman, slippery and deceitful.

Yet, watching the Miller's Tale you can't help finding yourself empathising not with poor old John, but with Nick - virtually rooting for him, considering the effort that he is going to in order to secure a few precious minutes alone with Alison.

A sexy, sleazy, bawdy story that is much in keeping with the original tale. I loved it!


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