Watch Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths

From the creator of The Muppets comes these lavish and fantastical retellings of classic Greek Myths, sure to delight the young and the young at heart. A spin-off of the first Storyteller series and featuring four episodes covering the most loved of Greek myths including: Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and the Gorgon, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Daedalus and Icarus. These adventures are as fresh today as they were when they were enjoyed by the ancients. An added treat is the luminary cast from the best of British entertainment such as Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Frances Barber and Art Malik.

Channel 4
2 Seasons, 8 Episodes
January 1, 1991
Children, Drama
8.3/10
Cast: Michael Gambon, Brian Henson, David Greenaway
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  • When the evil king threatens Perseus' mother, he must bring back the head of Medusa, whose piercing eyes will turn anyone who looks at her to stone. Will the help of the gods be enough to aid in this seemingly impossible task?

  • The great musician Orpheus vows to bring back the soul of his beloved Eurydice from the depths of Hades. But the task he must complete to reunite with his love turns out to be as tortuous as the fate he will have to endure.

  • Greek inventor Daedalus and his son Icarus are betrayed by the cruel King Minos and must flee for their lives. To escape, Daedalus creates wings so they can fly to safety. Can young Icarus heed his father's instruction or will their dreams melt away?

  • Daedalus was generally thought to be the most brilliant craftsman in Athens until one of his apprentices surpassed him. In a fight spurred by jealousy, Daedalus threw the apprentice off the Acropolis. His crime was...

  • When King Aegeus of Athens visited Troezen, he bedded King Pittheus' beautiful daughter, Aethra. The next day, Aegeus buried a sword and a pair of sandals under a huge rock, telling Aethra that if she bore him a son...

  • Orpheus was the only mortal on whom Apollo had bestowed the gift of music —with his lyre he could enchant wild beasts and even move trees and rocks. A few years after his adventures as one of Jason's Argonauts, Orpheus...

  • When Acrisius, The King of Argos is told by an oracle that his daughter Danae will have a son who will one day kill him, he tries to avoid the prophecy by keeping her locked up. However, Danae had caught Zeus' eye and...

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