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Jim Henson's The Storyteller

Season 1
1989ALL

This beautifully realized, BAFTA-award winning anthology series features human actors alongside creations from Jim Henson's Creature Shop in retellings of classic folk tales, fables, and legends from all over the world. Aided by his cynical dog, The Storyteller (performed by renowned actor John Hurt) narrates fascinating tales that combine humor, intrigue, and magic. Now digitally remastered!

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John HurtBrian HensonSean Bean
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Episodes (9)

  1. 1. Hans the Hedgehog
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    January 31, 1987
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    Hans, a hedgehog-boy, feels ostracized in his town so he runs away. Twenty years later, Hans helps a king lost in the woods find his way back to his kingdom. The king rewards Hans with the first thing that the king will see when he re-enters his kingdom. But when the first thing he sees turns out to be his beautiful daughter, will despair take hold or can love prevail?
  2. 2. Fearnot
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    October 26, 1987
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    Fearnot is a young man who is incapapble of feeling fear. He leaves his home and his true love to embark on a vast journey to experience the shudder of fear. No monster or creature that he meets, however horrible or terrifying, makes him afraid. It is only upon return that he learns that true fear exists in the places which are closest to us.
  3. 3. A Story Short
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    January 22, 1988
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    The storyteller recalls his days of servitude to the king for bamboozling the royal cook out of a free meal. A story a day was his punishment - or else he'll boil in the cook's cauldron of oil! All goes well until the final day... when he can't think of a story to save his life!
  4. 4. The Luck Child
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    April 16, 1988
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    Upon news of the birth of a Luck child - a peasant boy predicted by wise man to one day wear the crown - the cruel-hearted king seeks out the boy, pretending to take him under his terrible wing. Will luck indeed play a part in our hero's final destiny?
  5. 5. The Soldier & Death
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    April 28, 1989
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    Returning from war, a young soldier trades his last biscuit for a magical sack... into which anything summoned will enter! Trapping devils and even death itself, the soldier brings peace to his country. But death soon proves a greater enemy captured than free!
  6. 6. The True Bride
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    July 23, 1989
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    A girl who was adopted by an abusive troll finally is freed with the help of a white lion. When her betrothed does not return after a trip, the girl is grief-stricken to learn that the troll's sister had put a spell on him and plans to marry him. The white lion appears again and helps the girl by giving her three magical gifts.
  7. 7. The Three Ravens
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    June 19, 1988
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    After using her powers to charm the widowed king into marrying her, an evil witch sees his children standing in the way of her power. She uncovers the children's secret hiding place and turns the three princes into ravens. The ravens tell the princess she cannot speak a word for three years, three months and three days or they will remain forever as birds.
  8. 8. Sapsorrow
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    July 30, 1989
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    Upon fleeing her kingdom to escape an arranged marriage, the lovely Princess Sapsorrow toils in the kitchen of a faraway palace, disguised as an ugly hag. Her masquerade is no ball, as Sapsorrow has fallen in love with a prince, who sees her only as a peasant!
  9. 9. The Heartless Giant
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    April 14, 1989
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    A young prince is tricked into helping a heartless giants escape fromo the king's dungeon. The evil giant unleashes teror across the land and those who go off to fight him never return. The young prince becomes the servant of the giant and tries to find where the giant's heart is hidden. But even if he were able to get the heart, can all be made right once more?

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The Jim Henson Company
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Supporting actors
Miranda RichardsonJonathan PryceJennifer SaundersGabrielle AnwarJane Horrocks