The Storyteller: Season 1, Episode 6

The Three Ravens (1990)

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A witch has set her eyes on the widower king and manages to turn his three young sons into ravens. Their sister escapes the curse and vows to remain silent for three years, three months, ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Hines ...
Richard Butler ...
Second King
Alexander Crockatt ...
Brother #1
Brother #2
Jeremy Stuart ...
Brother #3


A witch has set her eyes on the widower king and manages to turn his three young sons into ravens. Their sister escapes the curse and vows to remain silent for three years, three months, three weeks, and three days in order to break the spell. But things become increasingly difficult when she falls in love with a prince who's new stepmother is the same witch that ruined her entire family. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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1990 (USA)  »

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Aired in the USA in 1990 as part of the The Jim Henson Hour (1989). See more »


Storyteller's Dog: The witch! But she was married to the other king!
The Storyteller: The other king was dead, poisoned.
Storyteller's Dog: Ow!
The Storyteller: Oh, no, the witch had a taste for kings now, for countries. For the princess was a thorn pricking at her ambitions. The princess could not speak, but she accused with her looks: Killer of my father, bewitcher of my brothers. And the witch knew she must have done with her. And so the battle began: the good princess and the wicked witch.
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What a Fantastic Story I Ever Seen
15 May 2014 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

After losing his beloved wife, a King (Jonathan Pryce) is bewitched by an evil witch (Miranda Richardson) to married him and get the throne. She sees his children will stand in her. She eventually find the children secret hiding place in the wood. The King discover her true nature and she turn the three princes into ravens, but the princess (a young Joely Richardson) escapes. The ravens tell her that she cannot speak for three years, or they remain ravens forever.

This story was good, I never heard of this story. After seen this and I finding out it was based on the Brothers Grimm underrated story "The Six Swans". The only differences the princes were turned into swans not raven. Miranda Richardson played the most hateful and evil character I ever seen but I don't blame the Storyteller's dog for hated her and John Hurt made a good narrator at every episode in this fascinating series. I wish they should made a movie out this story.

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