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Fantasy adventure reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. In an act of revenge, a dark fairy places a curse on the king's daughter, with dramatic consequences.

Fantasy adventure reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, told from the perspective of the evil godmother. A powerful faerie is betrayed by the human peasant boy she loves, as his affections are overshadowed by his desires to become king. Vowing revenge, Maleficent places a curse on King Stefan's newborn daughter Aurora, a curse which will send the princess into a death-like sleep on her sixteenth birthday.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Sun 20 Dec 2020 14:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    James Newton Howard

    Welcome To The Moors

  • 00:07

    James Newton Howard

    Maleficent Flies

  • 00:10

    James Newton Howard

    Battle of The Moors

  • 00:13

    James Newton Howard

    The Wall Defends Itself

  • 00:24

    James Newton Howard

    Path of Destruction

  • 00:44

    James Newton Howard

    The Army Dances

  • 01:13

    James Newton Howard

    True Love's Kiss

  • 01:16

    James Newton Howard

    Maleficent Is Captured

  • 01:24

    James Newton Howard

    The Queen of Faerieland


Role Contributor
Maleficent Angelina Jolie
Aurora Elle Fanning
Stefan Sharlto Copley
Flittle Lesley Manville
Knotgrass Imelda Staunton
Thistletwit Juno Temple
Diaval Sam Riley
Prince Phillip Brenton Thwaites
King Henry Kenneth Cranham
Princess Leila Hannah New
Young Maleficent Isobelle Molloy
Young Stefan Michael Higgins
Director Robert Stromberg
Writer Linda Woolverton


  • New Year's Day 2018 17:00
  • Sat 9 Jun 2018 18:05
  • Mon 31 Dec 2018 16:15
  • Sat 7 Sep 2019 15:45
  • Sat 8 Feb 2020 14:10
  • Sat 18 Jul 2020 16:45
  • Sat 18 Jul 2020 17:15
  • Sun 20 Dec 2020 14:15
  • Sun 20 Dec 2020 14:45

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