The Mouse and the Lion

Five Fables Episode 2 of 5

Enchanting animated series depicting Aesop's classic fables in a modern translation, narrated by Billy Connolly.

In this episode, a group of foolhardy mice stumble upon a sleeping lion and start jumping all over him. He wakes up and grabs the terrified leader, who negotiates for her dear life - with surprising consequences.

Followed by a behind-the-scenes documentary about how Billy Connolly and Seamus Heaney worked together to bring the rich language to screen.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 13 Jul 2014 22:55
BBC Two Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
NarratorBilly Connolly
WriterSeamus Heaney
DirectorDean Burke

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