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Live-action adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Subjected to cruelty and misery by her evil stepmother, Ella dreams of escaping her life and marrying a prince.

Magical Disney live-action version of the classic fairy tale, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Sweet, young Ella is suddenly the servant in her own home, put upon by her scheming stepmother and selfish stepsisters. A chance encounter with charming Kit, apparently an apprentice at the palace, makes Ella interested in going to a grand ball there, but her family refuse to let her attend.

1 hour, 37 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Feb 2021 16:25

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Patrick Doyle

    A Golden Childhood

  • 00:39

    Patrick Doyle

    Rich Beyond Reason

  • 01:09

    Patrick Doyle

    Pumpkin Pursuit


Role Contributor
Stepmother Cate Blanchett
Ella Lily James
Prince 'Kit' Richard Madden
Fairy Godmother Helena Bonham Carter
King Derek Jacobi
Drisella Sophie McShera
Anastasia Holliday Grainger
Captain Nonso Anozie
Grand Duke Stellan Skarsgard
Ellas's Father Ben Chaplin
Ella's Mother Hayley Atwell
Royal Crier Alex Macqueen
Master Phineus Rob Brydon
Princess Chelina of Zaragosa Jana Perez
Director Kenneth Branagh
Writer Chris Weitz


  • Christmas Day 2017 15:10
  • Sat 30 Dec 2017 02:40
  • Sun 20 May 2018 15:00
  • Sun 30 Dec 2018 14:25
  • Sun 1 Sep 2019 16:05
  • Sat 29 Aug 2020 16:30
  • Boxing Day 2020 14:50
  • Sun 21 Feb 2021 15:55
  • Sun 21 Feb 2021 16:25

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