The Storyteller: Season 1, Episode 6

The Three Ravens (19 Jun. 1988)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 85 users  
Reviews: 1 user

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 »



0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 57 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 15 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 40 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Three Ravens (19 Jun 1988)

The Three Ravens (19 Jun 1988) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Storyteller.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 9 Episodes | Next Episode »


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

three | witch | prince | raven | stepmother | See All (19) »







Release Date:

19 June 1988 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 ...
See more »


Edited into The Jim Henson Hour: Food (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack design_palacios
i think it's sad melanie_sheree
Sapsorrow Paulious78
Grovelhog danny_lewis24
DVD Complaint! Kat097
Missing Episodes? ...Please Help! Bluderfly
Discuss The Three Ravens (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: