The Storyteller: Season 1, Episode 6

The Three Ravens (19 Jun. 1988)

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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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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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Was scheduled to be aired in the USA in 1990 in the 12th episode of the The Jim Henson Hour (1989), but the series was canceled after 9 episodes so it remained unaired. See more »

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Prince: Where's the baby, darling?
The Storyteller: The princess didn't know and couldn't speak. And their baby was nowhere to be found. And the pain of it, intollerable. Until one night, she went to the garden and dug with her hands in the ground a small hole. And, bending to the earth, screamed with all her heart. Screamed and screamed her pain into the hole until morning. And it was better. And looking up to the sky she saw her brothers, the ravens circling above her. 'The days pass,' they seemed to say. 'Hold to ...
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Edited into The Jim Henson Hour: Food (1990) See more »

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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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