The extraordinary story follows the journey of Dr. Lemuel Gulliver, lost at sea for nine years, and his incredible experiences through strange and wonderful lands. It chronicles Gulliver's best-known adventures to the lands of the tiny war-mongering Lilliputians and their opposites, the peace loving giants of Brobdingnag. But it doesn't stop there. We travel on through Jonathan Swift's fantastical world to Gulliver's stay with the intellectuals on the flying island of Laputa and finally to the land populated by civilised talking horses and their ape-like beasts of burden, the horrifying 'Yahoos'. Gulliver's adventures are interwoven with the story of his return to England where his family have fallen into the clutches of Dr. Bates (James Fox). Gulliver has to fight not only to win hack his wife (Mary Steenburgen) and son, but to prove his sanity as well.