Rent Fairy Tales (2008)

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Synopsis:
Dramatic, humorous and star filled feature length stories bring four classic fairy tales back to life as seen on BBC1.

Rapunzel
Failing Eastern European tennis star Jimmy Stojkovic is forced by his father to play as a woman to pay off the family's debts to a criminal gang. In England for a Grand Slam competition "Martina" becomes bosom buddies with the reigning champion, the beautiful Rapunzel, whose mother keeps her locked away from the attentions of men.
Cinderella
Professor H Michael Prince, an arrogant anthropologist, has discovered an ancient phallic symbol which he believes proves that men are the driving force behind human evolution. University cleaner Cindy Mellor is determined to overturn Prince's theory and capture an important academic post.
The Empress's New Clothes
Michaela is a soap star hell-bent on stealing the fashion limelight and making red carpet road kill out of her co-star and main rival. Her nave young friend, Shannon, thinks she has found the team to deliver just the right outfit.
Billy Goat
Boy band 'Billy Goat' are the hottest thing in a small town. Only one thing stands between them, fame and fortune: their manager. Grettongrat is a troll with macabre methods and he has the band locked in a watertight contract. To make the big time, they must escape his clutches.
Actors:
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Directors:
, , Paul Whittingto,
Producers:
Hannah Pescod, Rhonda Smith
Writers:
Anil Gupta, Richard Pinto, Ed Roe, Jeremy Dyson, Debbie Horsfield
Studio:
Acorn Media
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Comedies, TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/02/2008
Run Time:
253 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Billy Goat Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Out-takes
  • Cast Biographies
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- Rapunzel
- Cinderella
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
- The Empress's New Clothes
- Billy Goat
- Special Features

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