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Storyteller videos: Traditional Tales

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Traditional Tales

Travel to strange times and faraway lands with this collection of classic tales, told by professional storytellers.

Chicken Licken

Chicken Licken thinks that the sun has is fallen on her head. She rushes to spread the word, only to find that things are not quite as they seem

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen is based on the Russian folk tale of a hen who works hard to make some bread – unlike the animals around her, who are too lazy to help!

The King and his Wish

The King and His Wish is based on the Caribbean tale about a king whose demands get him into trouble, as he decides to ask to touch the moon

The Big Carrot

The Big Carrot is based on the traditional tale of The Enormous Turnip. The carrot is stuck in the ground – how many people will it take to pull it out in time for dinner?

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Part 1

Watch Part 1 of the legnerdary tale of Astrid, who has to rescue her prince from the clutches of the wicked troll Long Nose.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon: Part 2

Watch Part 2 of the tale of Astrid. Will she be able to use her intelligence to outwit the troll and save the prince from the enchanted castle?

The Frog Prince

A princess promises to be a frog’s friend after he rescues her ball from the pond. Will she be able to keep her promise… and who is the frog really?

Finn MacCool

Finn, an Irish giant, and Angus, a Scottish giant, think they are the strongest in the land and are willing to prove it! But Finn has some tricks up his sleeve…

The Magic Paintbrush

Ho is given a golden paintbrush in return for his kindness to an old man. Magic things begin to happen when Ho starts to paint…

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Biff, Chip & Kipper

Join Biff, Chip and Kipper on their adventures with the magic key!

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Songbirds

Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, reads from her collection of phonics stories.

Watch Songbirds videos

Winnie and Wilbur

Discover the wacky antics of everyone’s favourite witch and her black cat Wilbur.

Watch Winnie videos

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