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BBC Children's - Fairy Tales & Fables

 
  • Aesop: The Complete Collection
    by Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan, Brenda Blethyn
    4.70 (23 ratings)
    40 of Aesop's tales, specially adapted for young children. Read by Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan and Brenda Blethyn.
  • Aesop: The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
    by Aesop, Nicky Grischotti (adaptation)
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Attacus Greeb is a very poor farmer.
  • Aesop: The Too Fat Fox
    by Aesop, Nicky Grischotti (adaptation)
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
    2.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9.
  • Aesop: The Bundle of Sticks
    by Aesop, Sharri McGarry (adaptation)
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation by Sharri McGarry for children aged five to nine. Mrs. McKenzie has six strong sons: Peter, Paul, Patrick, Philip, Frankie, and Fred. The only trouble is, they can't stop arguing with each other - until Mrs McKenzie comes up with a clever plan...
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  • Aesop: The Miller, His Son and the Donkey
    by Aesop, Sue Reid (adaptation)
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9.
  • Aesop: The Crow and the Pitcher
    by Aesop, Tracey Hammett (Adapted by)
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Crow is a very clever bird, who can find a solution to every problem. But one day he comes across a problem that seems impossible to solve.... Adapted by Tracey Hammett.
  • Aesop: The Donkey in the Lion's Skin
    by Jan Payne (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Once upon a time, there lived a foolish donkey who wished he was something else. So when he finds a lion costume, he decides to try it on... Written by Jan Payne.
  • Aesop: The Gnat and the Lion
    by Jan Payne (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard E. Grant
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard E. Grant in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. When the tiny, weak gnat meets the huge, strong lion, something surprising happens. Written by Jan Payne.
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  • Aesop: The Goatherd and the Wild Goat
    by Jan Payne (Adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard E. Grant
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard E. Grant in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. The leader of the wild goats persuades the rest of the herd to join with the tame goats - but then the Goatherd starts treating the two groups differently. Adapted by Jan Payne.
  • Aesop: The Lion and the Elephant
    by Jan Payne (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The lion is big and strong, but the sound of the cockerel makes him feel afraid. So he asks the elephant what he is afraid of. Written by Jan Payne.
  • Aesop: The Eagle and the Tortoise
    by Kate Stonham
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Tod the tortoise is always the last animal to get to the leftover food that Old Mrs Mumbles throws out. He wishes that he could fly, so he'd get there first. Then an Eagle turns up to grant his wish... Written by Kate Stonham.
  • Aesop: The Ant and the Dove
    by Kate Stonham (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Lindsay Duncan in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. It is another hot, dry day in the forest, and Ant is thirsty. He decides to go in search of the Roaring River... Written by Kate Stonham.
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  • Aesop: The Fox and the Stork
    by Kate Stonham (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Stork is new to the forest and wants to make friends. All the little birds warn him not to be friendly with Fox, who is a bit of a joker - but could Stork have the last laugh? Written by Kate Stonham.
  • Aesop: The North Wind and the Sun
    by Kate Stonham (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Lindsay Duncan in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The North Wind and the Sun decide to have a contest to see which is the strongest - who will win? Written by Kate Stonham.
  • Aesop: The Fox and the Goat
    by Lavinia Murray (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. A clever fox goes out for a stroll, but then falls down a well. How will he ever get out again? Written by Lavinia Murray.
  • Aesop: The Wolf and the Heron
    by Lavinia Murray (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Wolf loves food - so when he gets a bone stuck in his throat, he is terrified that he'll never be able to eat anything again. Can he persuade the Heron to help him? Written by Lavinia Murray.
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  • Aesop: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
    by Nicky Grischotti
    Narrated by Richard Briers
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Country Mouse lives a simple life in his little tree cottage, while Town Mouse's house has a grand dining hall where the table is laden with a fine feast. But which of them really has the best deal? Written by Nicky Grischotti.
  • Aesop: The Caged Bird and Bat
    by Nicky Grischotti (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. A beautiful songbird is imprisoned in a cage. She has a lovely voice, but will only sing at night. Written by Nicky Grischotti.
  • Aesop: The Ant and the Grasshopper and Other Stories
    by Rob John
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Brenda Blethyn, Richard Briers, Alison Steadman, Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors.
  • Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse
    by Rob John
    Narrated by Richard Briers
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. To save his skin, the little Mouse tells the Lion not to eat him, because one day he could help the Lion. The Lion thinks that's the funniest thing he's ever heard - but the Mouse is determined to keep his promise... Written by Rob John.
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  • Aesop: Androcles and the Lion
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
    2.00 (2 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Once there was a slave called Androcles who had a very cruel master. He decides to escape, and runs into the forest - where he meets a lion... Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: Belling the Cat
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. As far as the mice are concerned, the new farm cat is far too keen and hungry - and far too good at her job. So they decide to take action... Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Ant and the Grasshopper
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The Grasshopper thinks the best way to spend summer is to relax, while the Ant toils away dragging food back to his nest in preparation for the winter. But what will happen once summer's over? Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. When a young shepherd boy is told to watch out for wolves, he soon gets bored - there don't seem to be any. So he decides to pretend he's seen one... Written by Rob John.
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  • Aesop: The Fox and the Crow
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. When the Fox sees the Crow with a tasty piece of cheese, he's determined to get it for himself - but how? Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Frogs Who Wanted a King
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard E. Grant
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard E. Grant in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The frogs are bored with their their lives of eating and swimming, and decide that if they had a leader, everything would be different. So they ask Jupiter to send them a King... Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Hare and the Tortoise
    by Rob John (Adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers
    4.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. The Hare challenges all the animals to a race, and only the Tortoise accepts. Can the slowest creature in the forest ever beat the fastest? Adapted by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Hare and the Tortoise and Other Stories
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Brenda Blethyn, Richard E. Grant, Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    Here are eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Hare and the Tortoise, read by Richard Briers; The Frogs and the Ox, read by Jane Horrocks; The Fox and the Crow, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Monkey as King, read by Alison Steadman; The Bundle of Sticks, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Gnat and the Lion, read by Richard E. Grant; and The North Wind and the Sun, read by Lindsay Duncan.
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  • Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse and Other Stories
    by Rob John (Adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers, Brenda Blethyn, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Jane Horrocks, Richard E. Grant
    3.00 (1 ratings)
    Eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include: "The Lion and the Mouse", read by Richard Briers "The Caged Bird and the Bat", read by Brenda Blethyn "The Fox and the Goat", read by Jonathan Pryce "The Lion and the Elephant", read by Alison Steadman and "The Crow and the Pitcher", read by Alison Steadman.
  • Aesop: The Rat and the Elephant
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Grant
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard E. Grant in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The Rat thinks he's the most frightening animal ever. But then he meets the Elephant, and learns not to be so proud. Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing and Other Stories
    by Rob John (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan, Brenda Blethyn, Richard E. Grant, Jonathan Pryce, Jane Horrocks
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories include The Kid and the Wolf, read by Lindsay Duncan; The Old Lion and the Fox, read by Richard Briers; The Eagle and the Jackdaw, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Goatherd and the Wild Goats, read by Richard E. Grant; The Dog in the Manger, and more.
  • Aesop: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and Other Stories
    by Rob John (adapted by), Brenda Blethyn (adapted by), Lindsay Duncan (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman, Richard Briers, Jane Horrocks, Richard E. Grant
    Not rated yet
    This audiobook contains eight of Aesop's best-loved tales, specially adapted for young children and read by some of Britain's most well-known actors. The stories are The Heron and the Fish, read by Jonathan Pryce; The Eagle and the Tortoise, read by Alison Steadman; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, read by Richard Briers; Belling the Cat, read by Brenda Blethyn; The Too Fat Fox, read by Jane Horrocks; and The Rat and the Elephant, read by Richard E. Grant.
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  • Aesop: The Vain Jackdaw
    by Rob John (adapted), Aesop
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Lindsay Duncan in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The King and Queen are arguing over which bird is more beautiful, the peacock or the swan. So the King decides to hold a competition, and invites all the birds to the palace. Written by Rob John.
  • Aesop: The Monkey as King
    by Sharri McGarry
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. There is a big competition in the Indian jungle, and the prize is to be King of the Beasts. When the Monkey wins, the Fox is jealous. Written by Sharri McGarry.
  • Aesop: The Cat and the Mice
    by Sharri McGarry (Adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Three little mice are on a mission to steal cheese - but the Terrible-Tiger-Cat is on a mission to catch the mice... Adapted by Sharri McGarry.
  • Aesop: The Dog in the Manger
    by Sharri McGarry (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Dog is hot and tired, so he decides to take a nap in the nice shady manger in the barn. But the Cows won't leave him alone... Written by Sharri McGarry.
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  • Aesop: The Eagle and the Jackdaw
    by Sue Reid
    Narrated by Brenda Blethyn
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. When Mrs Jackdaw admires the magnificent Eagle, Mr Jackdaw is determined to prove that he's every bit as strong... Written by Sue Reid.
  • Aesop: The Kid and the Wolf
    by Sue Reid (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Lindsay Duncan in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. The little billy goat kid is enjoying eating the luscious long grass in the forbidden field - until he meets the wolf... Written by Sue Reid.
  • Aesop: Two Travellers and a Bear
    by Sue Reid (Adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Grant
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard E. Grant in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Two friends are travelling to town together when they decide to stop for the night in a forest. There, they are confronted by a bear.... Adapted by Sue Reid.
  • Aesop: The Dog and his Reflection
    by Tony Payne
    Narrated by Lindsay Duncan
    5.00 (1 ratings)
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Lindsay Duncan in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. When Patch was a puppy, he was a very good dog. But then he grew up, and turned bad... Written by Tony Payne.
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  • Aesop: The Fox and the Grapes
    by Tony Payne
    Narrated by Alison Steadman
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Alison Steadman in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. It is late in the evening, and the Fox is hungry. Then he sees a delicious bunch of grapes hanging above his head... Written by Tony Payne.
  • Aesop: The Heron and the Fish
    by Tony Payne
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. The Heron puts on airs and graces, and thinks he is better than all the other birds. So when he goes fishing, he wants a meal fit for a King... Written by Tony Payne.
  • Aesop: The Frogs and the Ox
    by Tony Payne (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. When Stanley the frog tells his mother about the monster, she thinks he's telling fibs. There's no creature in the pond bigger than her - or is there? Written by Tony Payne.
  • Aesop: The Dog, the Cockerel and the Fox
    by Tracey Hammett
    Narrated by Jane Horrocks
    Not rated yet
    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jane Horrocks in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Dog persuades Cockerel to leave the farm and go off on an adventure. But in the forest, they meet the sneaky Fox... Written by Tracey Hammett.
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  • Aesop: The Old Lion and the Fox
    by Tracey Hammett (adapted by), Aesop
    Narrated by Richard Briers
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Richard Briers in this adaptation for children aged five to nine. Lion is too old and slow to hunt properly, so he needs to think of an easy way to get his dinner. Then he has an idea... Written by Tracey Hammett.
  • Aesop: The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
    by Tracey Hammett (Adapted By), Aesop
    Narrated by Jonathan Pryce
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    One of Aesop's best-known fables is brought to life by Jonathan Pryce in this adaptation for children aged 5 to 9. Mr Wolf dreams of a tasty sheep for his supper, but he just can't catch one. Then one day when he is visiting his auntie, he notices a large sheep skin rug on the floor....