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The Storyteller (TV Series)

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Original title
The Storyteller (TV Series)
Running time
25 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Anthony Minghella, Jim Henson
Rachel Portman
John Fenner
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Broadcasting by Home Box Office (HBO); TVS Television / Henson Associates (HA)
TV Series. Fantasy. Adventure
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1987-1988). 9 Episodes. A variety of European folk tales are retold in nine new stories. A woman bears a hedgehog-child who grows up to live alone in a castle until he does a king a favor and gets the princess's hand in return. A fearless young man sets out to learn to shudder. A soldier captures Death in a magic sack. A storyteller must spin tales to stay alive. An ogress keeps a princess locked away. A princess runs away from wedding her father and disguises herself as an ugly forest creature. A princess searches the earth for her stolen bridegroom. A princess must keep silent while she works to free her brothers from an evil spell. A young boy must overcome a heartless giant.
1988: 2 nominations for Emmy: Outstanding Children's Program (two episodes).
1988: 2 BAFTA awards: Children's Programme, Costume Design. Nominated for Make Up.
1987: Emmy award: Outstanding Children's Program.
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