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The Storyteller

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The Storyteller is a television series devised and produced by Jim Henson, and first aired in 1988.

The series retold various fairy tales, created with a combination of actors and puppets. The framing device had an old storyteller (John Hurt) sitting by a fire telling each tale to his (talking) dog (a puppet, performed and voiced by Brian Henson).

Each half-hour episode was written by Anthony Minghella. Only nine were completed:

  1. The Soldier and Death
  2. Fearnot
  3. The Luck Child
  4. A Story Short
  5. Hans My Hedgehog
  6. The Three Ravens
  7. Sapsorrow
  8. The Heartless Giant
  9. The True Bride

Henson later attempted a follow-up, The Storyteller: Greek Myths, which had a different story-teller (Michael Gambon), but the same dog. Only four episodes of this series were made:

  1. Daedalus and Icarus
  2. Orpheus and Eurydice
  3. Perseus and the Gorgon
  4. Theseus and the MinotaurTemplate:Tvseries-stub
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