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The Storyteller: Greek Myths [1990] (1 disc)

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Composer:Rachel Portman
Length:95 minutes
(1 hour 35 minutes)
MPAA Rating:TV-PG
Sorting Category:TV Show
IMDB Rating:8.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A storyteller in a labyrinth tells his dog the stories of Perseus and Medusa; Icarus and Daedalus; Theseus and the Minotaur; and Orpheus and Euridyce.


Reaction: Henson and company continue to show the masterful way in which they can tell fantastic stories.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Alistair White => Talos (Daedalus & Icarus)
Derek Jacobi => Daedalus (Daedalus & Icarus)
Ian Hawkes => Icarus (Daedalus & Icarus)
John Wood => Minos (Daedalus & Icarus)
Art Malik => Orpheus (Orpheus & Eurydice)
Gina Bellman => Eurydice (Orpheus & Eurydice)
Jesse Birdsall => Aristaeus (Orpheus & Eurydice)
Mel Martin => Persephone (Orpheus & Eurydice)
Robert Stephens => Hades (Orpheus & Eurydice)
Trevor Peacock => Charon (Orpheus & Eurydice)
David Morrissey => Theseus (Theseus & the Minotaur)
Lindsay Duncan => Medea (Theseus & the Minotaur)
Maggie O'Neill => Ariadne (Theseus & the Minotaur)
Steve Varnom => Minotaur (Theseus & the Minotaur)
Frances Barber => Medusa (Perseus & the Gorgon)
Jeremy Gilley => Perseus (Perseus & the Gorgon)
John McEnery => Polydektes (Perseus & the Gorgon)
Pat Roach => Atlas (Perseus & the Gorgon)
David Garfath => Director
John Madden => Director
Paul Weiland => Director
Tony Smith => Director
Nigel Williams => Writer
Rachel Portman => Composer
Brian Henson => The Dog (voice)
Michael Gambon => The Storyteller

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Originally, the Hellenic Storyteller was to have a new dog in the shape of Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog. But when this creature proved to be too difficult to produce on a television schedule, the dog from The Storyteller was dusted off and rebuilt in a new, high-tech incarnation.