Talk:The Storyteller (TV series)

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Info to be added?[edit]

This is marked as a stub, so presumably we want it expanded -- I'm happy to (loved the series, own every episode on DVD) but I've never done much with TV series articles. Are brief summaries of the episodes desired? Names of actors, etc.? What other information should be added? I don't much desire being accused of adding "fancruft" or whatever it's called, but I also want to add something about a really great piece of entertainment I enjoy. Any thoughts? Jwrosenzweig 20:35, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I'd like to see a list of actors on here, with trivia about their early roles - many went on to become very famous such as Sean Bean, Gabrielle Anwar and Jane Horrocks. Burns flipper 09:04, 20 January 2006 (UTC))

Done.Burns flipper 08:08, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

True Bride origins[edit]

This seems to be based on "East of the Sun, West of the Moon", a Norwegian folk tale, but in the credits it's listed as from an "early German folktale". Can anyone provide the source of the German citation? Burns flipper 13:44, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Since this article is about the show, we're bound to report the show's version of the facts. If however there's evidence that calls the show's citation into question, we can include it here.. but its the new info which must be verifiable. So if I understand the issue correctly, we don't need a source other than the show for the German citation, but we would need one for the Norwegian citation. Rob T Firefly 02:27, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
I suspect the source is The True Bride. Take a look. Goldfritha 03:09, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Nice work - it's this one using a Troll instead of a stepmother. I've checked the 'East of the Sun' page and the story is quite different, so I've removed the reference. Burns flipper 11:19, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Spoilers or teasers?[edit]

Currently season 1 has teasers for dexcriptions, but the 18 March 2006 edit has added the full story for 'Hans'. Should there be spoilers or teasers? Burns flipper 08:22, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

The answer is: full plot synopsis - it's an encyclopaedic entry. Burns flipper 07:52, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
No, the answer is: neither - there should be a synopsis for the series as a whole, not for each single episode, only if each episode has its own page — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:55, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Episode descriptions[edit]

The page version 01:29, 21 July 2006 Amet contained the text from the book. Please keep episode descriptions to descriptions, not copyrighted text. Burns flipper 07:37, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

when was this on?[edit]

I'd love to see it? When was this on and where?


Sapsorrow is listed as a variant of Cinderella. It is much closer to Donkeyskin and its variants.

Also, The Three Ravens would appear to be a form of The Six Swans rather than The Seven Ravens. Goldfritha 02:47, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Agreed and amended. Burns flipper 09:18, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
In addition, I think we should note the differences between the original tales and the retellings. The Heartless Giant for instance, is given a twist at the end in the Storyteller version.Burns flipper 08:08, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Infobox added[edit]

A TV infobox has been added, please feel free to add further info to it using the template. Burns flipper 08:18, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Hooah all, I notice that some of the episodes, particularly 'Hans the Hedgehog', are actually the stories themselves. They need to be drastically cut down... ScarianTalk 21:02, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Wrong Colin Farrell[edit]

I edited the "actors" section, making an alphabetized list, and adding the ones who "were" famous (eg Jonathan Pryce, French & Saunders) as well as the ones who "went on to become" famous. I added some that were overlooked, and removed the reference to Collin Farrell "getting his start" in the series - it was not the currently famous Colin Farrell, but Colin Farrell (II) who was in the show - a man then in his 50's. Spetey 04:17, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Outstanding Children's Program[edit]

Can anybody check this please ? the series was first aired in 1988 but the Outstanding Children's Program Emmy was awarded in 1987... was there any première in 1987? 343KKT Kintaro (talk) 08:53, 18 March 2009 (UTC)


The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:41, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

The StorytellerThe StoryTellerRelisted. Vegaswikian (talk) 19:26, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

  • correct title Noneofyourbusiness (talk) 06:34, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Reliable sources such as the New York Times and Chicago Tribune do not use the CamelCase capitalization. This may need discussion to see how it fits it with guidelines such as WP:MOSTM. olderwiser 14:03, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose move, since this is how the sources cited in the article refer to the series. Jafeluv (talk) 12:03, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


  • Those are not reliable sources. The actual series capitalizes the T. -- Noneofyourbusiness (talk) 17:17, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

original airing[edit]

The show originally aired on NBC, not HBO, and it premiered in 1987, not 1988. The HBO airings were just reruns. I am going off my own memory here but I am 100% I am correct. Also, the episodes that aired as part of The Jim Henson Hour were always new episodes as oposed to reruns. (talk)