The Storyteller (1987–1989)
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Sapsorrow 

A king with three grown daughters is looking to find a new wife and proclaims to marry whomever fits the original queen's ring. When his daughter Sapsorrow puts on the ring by mistake, she ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Barron

Writer:

Anthony Minghella (screenplay by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... The Storyteller
Alison Doody ... Sapsorrow
James Wilby ... Prince
Jennifer Saunders ... Badsister 1
Dawn French ... Badsister 2
Geoffrey Bayldon ... King
Tim Barker Tim Barker ... Minister
David Greenaway David Greenaway ... Badger / Squirrel / Birds
Robert Tygner Robert Tygner ... Badger / Squirrel / Birds
Mak Wilson ... Badger / Squirrel / Birds
Brian Henson ... Storyteller's Dog (voice)
Kate Williams Kate Williams ... Chief Maid
Angus Barnett ... Servant 1
Dawn Archibald Dawn Archibald ... Servant 2
Edward Tudor-Pole ... Page
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Storyline

A king with three grown daughters is looking to find a new wife and proclaims to marry whomever fits the original queen's ring. When his daughter Sapsorrow puts on the ring by mistake, she plans to make her escape from the castle with help from her animal friends. Disguised as a dirty, ragged thing, she sets to work in another castle where she falls for a handsome prince. Now if only he can see her beauty beneath her Scraggletag appearance. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-G
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Aired in the USA in 30 July 1989 as part of the The Jim Henson Hour (1989). See more »

Quotes

The Storyteller: Beginning as I do at the beginning, and starting as I must at the start, let me show you fate through the round of this ring. The girl whose finger fits this ring, she'll become queen. The law decrees it. What a lucky girl, you might think, hm? Oh, no...
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Featured in The Jim Henson Hour: Garbage (1989) See more »

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