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Thursday, 23 December 2010

The best place by the fire...

It's a little bit naughty to embed these, I know, but I have tried and tried to get The Storyteller on DVD to no avail (copies of the first DVD release are very rare here and the definitive collection was never released in the UK).

I first watched the series on tv when I when I was seven, then somehow over the years I forgot all about it. When the lovely Faye Durston and Cate Simmons mentioned it to me earlier this year I still couldn't remember it, but the second I saw the opening on YouTube I was transported straight back into this magical world. Below is one of my favourite episodes. I think it's important we share The Storyteller so that he can't be forgotten. Hope you all have a wonderful, warm and happy festive season!


  1. Ha, I'm writing a chapter with that very title, for a book of critical essays on Henson. :) I've loved the Storyteller ever since I discovered the series--some of my favourite retellings! Anthony Minghella's scripts are just lovely.

    And we have the whole series on DVD -- quite simple to find in the States. Be jealous! :)

  2. Oooh, I'd love to read your chapter! I did look at getting the US release but it wouldn't play on our Region 2 DVD player :-( I am very very jealous indeed! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Mr P :-)

  3. I have this on DVD, purchased here in the states. Love Miranda Richardson at her deliciously evil best in this episode. The costumes throughout the series are fantastic as well.

  4. I have these on dvd...and love the series very much...

    and in dutch