An Athenian storyteller and his dog take shelter in the labyrinth of Knossos. There he recounts the story of the minotaur confined to the maze by King Minos ten centuries earlier. When the ... See full summary »

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Robert Flemyng ...
Aegeus
Amanda Burton ...
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David Greenaway
Samantha Birt ...
Athenian
Misha Downey ...
Athenian
Lavinia Frey ...
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Simon Glass ...
Athenian
Maria Halkias ...
Athenian
Mark Lorimer ...
Athenian
Dominique Sanchez ...
Athenian
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An Athenian storyteller and his dog take shelter in the labyrinth of Knossos. There he recounts the story of the minotaur confined to the maze by King Minos ten centuries earlier. When the young hero Theseus came of age, he began walking the heroes path. Reclaiming his rightful place as the son of Athenian king Aegeus, Theseus insisted in traveling to Crete to face the dreaded minotaur. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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1 December 1991 (UK)  »

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The Storyteller: Ten centuries ago a creature was born. Child of a terrible passion. Son of a queen, son of a bull. A creature so monstrous, Minos, King of Crete had this maze build to hide him. Every seven years there was a blood tribute paid to Crete. Every seven years a black-sailed ship came from Athens. Seven youths in their prime, seven pure maidens were taken as sacrifice. Brought here to the labyrinth, where every passage is a promise broken, Every way out is a way in and where the Minotaur's savage ...
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