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Grimm Tales with Philip Pullman

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 September 2012

On Start the Week Andrew Marr celebrates myth and fairy tales. With the coming 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Grimm Brothers' Tales, Philip Pullman presents new versions of his favourite stories, from the classic quests and romance to the lesser-known tales of villainous kings and wicked wives. Sara Maitland explores the idea that these fairy tales are intimately connected to forests. The theatre director, Tim Supple looks east to the tales of life and death in One Thousand and One Nights. And at the Royal Opera House, Keith Warner, presents his production of the vast, mythical world of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is an author.

    Grimm Tales For Young and Old is published by Penguin Classics.

    Philip Pullman
  • Sara Maitland

    Sara Maitland is an author.

    Gossip from the Forest: The Tangled Roots of Our Forests and Fairytales is published by Granta.

    Sara Maitland
  • Tim Supple

    Tim Supple is a theatre director.

    One Thousand and One Nights is preparing to tour the country.

  • Keith Warner

    Keith Warner is an opera director.

    Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle is on at the Royal Opera House.

    The Ring Cycle - Royal Opera House


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