Five medieval Scots fables, translated by Seamus Heaney, have been brought into the 21st century as enchanting animated tales for BBC Two Northern Ireland.
Narrated by acclaimed comedian/actor Billy Connolly and with a specially-composed score by internationally renowned pianist Barry Douglas, Five Fables, made by local animation studio Flickerpix, is an ambitious re-telling of stories written 500 years ago by the medieval Scots poet, Robert Henryson.
Beginning on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Thursday 13 March at 7pm, each of the five programmes in this series contain an introduction by Seamus Heaney, who was very much involved in all aspects of the project from its inception, and includes his final television interview before his death last summer; a fully animated fable, and some documentary elements about how these morality tales made it to the television screen.
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