The Canterbury Tales
A Modern Retelling of Chaucer’s Classic Tales

BBC
BBC
Show More

6 videos in this collection

The Wife of Bath
Fifty-three-year-old Beth Craddock is a successful television actress who still believes in Mr Right, despite a number of failed marriages behind her. When her husband of 16 years leaves her…
The Miller's Tale
John runs a pub in suburban Kent. He hosts a regular Karaoke night, where his much younger wife Alison is queen bee. One night a smooth talking stranger, Nick (James…
The Sea Captain's Tale
A film noir set in the Asian community of Gravesend. Jetender is a wealthy money-lender and importer/exporter: an Asian 'Godfather' figure to his community. He goes into business with the…
The Man of Law's Tale
Constance is a Nigerian refugee found on a small boat in the Chatham docks by a couple, Mark and Nicky, who take her in. A devout Christian, Constance, cannot remember…
The Pardoner's Tale
The local community of Rochester, still in shock after a girl was raped and murdered the previous year, launch a search for missing teenager, Amy. Arty, Colin and Baz are…
The Knight's Tale
Ace and Paul are two young prisoners who've been friends since childhood. When they fall in love with the same woman, Emily, a teacher at the prison, their friendship is…

Related videos

The Greatest Man In The World
Only the off-beat humor of literary great, James Thurber could bring to life a "hero" like Jack Smurch, played by Brad Davis (Midnight Express). Fortified with only a gallon of gin and a salami, Smurch bests even Lindberg with the first non-stop, around the world flight. During the four days…
The Golden Honeymoon
Based on Ring Lardner's short story of the same name, THE GOLDEN HONEYMOON is perfect example of Lardner's iconic light humor and his hopeful view of human nature. Charley Tate (Oscar Nominee and Tony Award Winner James Whitmore) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married…
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
BBC
Acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes brings to life Charles Dickens's unfinished tale of obsessive love, betrayal and murder. Charles Dickens died before he completed The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In this bold and refreshing take on the novel, acclaimed screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes imagines how the story might have ended. It is…
Oliver Twist
BBC
A gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation of Oliver Twist by one of British television's most exciting writers, Sarah Phelps, breathes new life into this much loved classic. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver is born into a…
Lark Rise to Candleford
BBC
Flora Thompson's charming love letter to a vanished corner of rural England is brought to life in this warm-hearted adaptation. Set in the Oxfordshire countryside in the 1880s, Lark Rise to Candleford depicts the last bright flickering of a now-vanished way of life, as Victorian England reaches into the 20th…
Daniel Deronda
BBC
Take two of the most captivating and enigmatic characters in Victorian literature, the world's most successful television screenwriter and a glittering cast of Britain's finest actors... Set in the 1860s, Daniel Deronda is a passionate, intense love story which takes both hero and heroine, Daniel Deronda and Gwendolen Harleth, on…
Crime and Punishment
BBC
A young man sets his own tragic downfall in motion with one simple but horrifying act Set in St Petersburg in the second half of the 19th Century, this is Dostoevsky's disturbing tale of Raskolnikov, a highly intelligent, strikingly handsome and thoroughly conceited young student who, full of misplaced theory…
The 100-Year-Old Man - Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (Hundraaringen som klev ut genom fonstret och forsvann) abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish…
The Line of Beauty
BBC
Adapted by award-winning writer Andrew Davies from Alan Hollinghurst's Booker Prizewinning novel, this three-part drama serial is set during the hedonistic 1980s and stars a mix of young talent and established names. This is a story of love, class, sex and money, crawling deep under the skin of 1980s Britain.…
Not My Day - Nicht mein Tag
A banker for almost 15 years, Till leads a settled, regular life. His marriage to ambitious purse designer Miriam is happy if a bit dull after years of harmony. Suddenly, his predictable like comes apart when a bank robber storms his branch and takes Till hostage. When the robber takes…
Moka
Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha-colored Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she has learned the driver lives. But sometimes the path of…
A Street Cat Named Bob
Based on the international best-selling book, A STREET CAT NAMED BOB is a moving and uplifting feel-good true story. When James Bowen finds an injured street cat, he has no idea just how much his life is about to change. James lives hand to mouth on the streets of London…