Clever adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury to a modern setting. In Episode 1, The Miller's Tale, Nick Zakian attempts to seduce a landlord's wife with promises of a glittering singing career
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 Constance Musa (1 episode, 2003)
Rob Brown ...
 Old Man (1 episode, 2003)
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 Paul (1 episode, 2003)
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 Nick Zakian (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 ...
 Graham (1 episode, 2003)
Joe Halliday ...
 Lad 2 (1 episode, 2003)
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 Vena (1 episode, 2003)
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 Arty (1 episode, 2003)
Stephen Tallett ...
 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 ...
 Lad 3 (1 episode, 2003)
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 Colin (1 episode, 2003)
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 Leila King (1 episode, 2003)
Jane Nash ...
 Annie (1 episode, 2003)
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 Jetender (1 episode, 2003)
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 Ace (1 episode, 2003)
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 John Crosby (1 episode, 2003)
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 Gulati (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 ...
 Embassy Official (1 episode, 2003)
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 Danny Absolon (1 episode, 2003)
Surendra Kochar ...
 Romi (1 episode, 2003)
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 Theo (1 episode, 2003)
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 Kirsty (1 episode, 2003)
Mo Amulundun ...
 Minister's Wife (1 episode, 2003)
Buffy Davis ...
 Jean McIntosh (1 episode, 2003)
Stewart Harwood ...
 Blinkers (1 episode, 2003)
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 Karen (1 episode, 2003)
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 Dillip (1 episode, 2003)
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 Young Arty (1 episode, 2003)
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 Gareth (1 episode, 2003)
Anjali Mya Chadha ...
 Sue (1 episode, 2003)
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 Yasouf (1 episode, 2003)
Tonya Kerins ...
 Mrs. Healey (1 episode, 2003)
Bill Moody ...
 Ernie (1 episode, 2003)
Eddie Nestor ...
 Dave Tyler (1 episode, 2003)
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 Rani (1 episode, 2003)
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 Trish (1 episode, 2003)
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 Oonagh (1 episode, 2003)
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 Mr. Healey (1 episode, 2003)
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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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 Policeman (1 episode, 2003)
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 Arty's Father (1 episode, 2003)
Sello Motloung ...
 Big Man (1 episode, 2003)
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 Monitoring Officer 2 (1 episode, 2003)
Abby Simpson ...
 Juice Woman (1 episode, 2003)
Kal Aise ...
 Ace's Mate (1 episode, 2003)
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 Rajan (1 episode, 2003)
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 Mrs. Preston (1 episode, 2003)
Philip Hutchinson ...
 Customer (1 episode, 2003)
John Kirk ...
 Policeman (1 episode, 2003)
Yule Masiteng ...
 Priest (1 episode, 2003)
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 Middle Aged Man (1 episode, 2003)
Philip Goldacre ...
 Pub Punter (1 episode, 2003)
Sarah Kendall ...
 Policewoman (1 episode, 2003)
James Walmsley ...
 Security Guard (1 episode, 2003)
James Woolley ...
 Prosecution Barrister (1 episode, 2003)
Janet Behan ...
 Woman in Cathedral (1 episode, 2003)
Donald Douglas ...
 Judge (1 episode, 2003)
Leila Joyce ...
 Girl (1 episode, 2003)
Richard Syms ...
 The Vicar (1 episode, 2003)
Michael Miller ...
 Security Guard (1 episode, 2003)
Jaymie Pennington ...
 Chloe Healey (1 episode, 2003)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Judy (1 episode, 2003)
Jack Chissick ...
 Uncle Ronald (1 episode, 2003)
Paul Clayden ...
 Him (1 episode, 2003)
Bob Mason ...
 Ian (1 episode, 2003)
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 Her (1 episode, 2003)
Jade Williams ...
 Amy Healey (1 episode, 2003)
Mitesh Soni ...
 Waiter (1 episode, 2003)
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 Smart Young Man (1 episode, 2003)
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Clever adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury to a modern setting. In Episode 1, The Miller's Tale, Nick Zakian attempts to seduce a landlord's wife with promises of a glittering singing career

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The Canterbury Tales, retold for our times

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James blew me away!
21 September 2003 | by (Wales,uk) – See all my reviews

The recent adaptation of The Canterbury Tales featured a sly,slick and utterly sexy James Nesbitt.He was compelling as the con artist hellbent on seducing a glamorous Billie Piper.

I was not familar with Chaucer before seeing this adaptation but really enjoyed it.I get the feeling however there will be a moral with each tale and few,if none will end particuarly happily.

The actor James Nesbitt,known previously for his role in popular ITV drama Cold Feet has never ever struck me as sexy before!Yet everything about his performance in the Canterbury Tales was spot on,his delivery ,his admittedly pervy glances(shudder),and even his clothing.I felt his haircut was effective too,would he have managed quite such a slick performance with that curly mop he usually sports?

The arrogant expression on his face whilst smoking a cigarette after his finally obtaining his goal has given me shivers ever since!


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