Jim Henson's The Storyteller

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NBC (ended 1988)

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller

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"When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller." The Storyteller, shown in 1988, starred John Hurt as the Storyteller and with the help of Jim Henson's Workshop of muppets, actors, voices and costumes as well as visual effects, brought a new dimension to television. Nine stories were shown in this series, which was followed a few years later by Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths. This series was to feature some of Britain's finest actors of the time and some who would propel themselves into the international limelight within the next few years. Sean Bean, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Joely Richardson, Bob Peck, Alison Doody, Gabrielle Anwar, Jonathan Pryce and Miranda Richardson all appeared during the show's short run. The real stars of each episode, however, are The Storyteller and his dog, voiced by Brian Henson. Please note that the synopses in the episode list and the episode guide detail most or all of the story for that episode and will spoil the shows if you are planning on watching.moreless
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  • The Storyteller, shown in 1988, starred John Hurt as the Storyteller and with the help of Jim Henson's Workshop of muppets, actors, voices and costumes as well as visual effects, brought a new dimension to television.moreless

    10
    This series was off the walls but great at the same time. It was about a storyteller who told stories from all over the world. Each story was great in their own way. To anyone who interested in seeing the episodes then you might want to go to YouTube because some of the stories that I remember are on the website the lased time I checked. I am glad I was able to see this series because it was amazing and I wished it stayed aired on television but I guess it had to go. This is a good series and anyone who go on the YouTube website to watch the series, enjoy.moreless
  • A must-watch collection of folk tales.

    8.0
    Storyteller is a series of individual folk tales which are very entertainingly narrated by John Hurt. Each story comes from a different origin but they all are told in funloving and cheerful way which consistantly brings smiles to the faces of the viewer. The stories vary in theme and feeling from romantic, sorrow, revenge, fortune etc often with a good moralistic outcome. The production values are first class from the cast performances, the sets, the creatures and the stories themselves which makes repeated viewings a pleasure. If there was anything negative I could say about this series is that it wasn't long enough.moreless

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Pre-Teens, Mythology, Tweens, Kids Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Fables