01The Master Cat20031222

A week of classic stories associated with pantomime.

The Master Cat, by Charles Perrault.

The original version of Puss in Boots.

/ by Charles Perrault A week of classic fairy tales associated at this time of year with pantomime.

Today's story, from Perrault's Mother Goose Tales, is the original version of Puss in Boots.

There was a miller whose only inheritance to his three sons was his mill, his donkey, and his cat.

Read by Don Warrington Producer: Gaynor Macfarlane

02Jack The Giant Killer2003122320071227 (BBC7)

The stories behind the pantos.

Jack sets off on a murderous mission without a beanstalk in sight.

Read by Stephen Mangan.

Today the yarn of ogres and beanstalks, read by Stephen Mangan.

03Snow White2003122420071228 (BBC7)

The stories behind the pantos.

Driven by jealousy, Snow White's mother plots to destroy her daughter.

Read by Keeley Hawes.

by the Brothers Grimm.

Snow White's beauty drives her wicked step-mother to jealous revenge.

04 LASTAli Baba And The Forty Thieves20031226

from The Tales Of The Arabian Nights.

Ali Baba finds the secret code to unlock untold wealth and treasure.

'Why not try those magic words myself?' So he called, 'Open Sesame!' and the portal flew open.

Read by Andrew Sachs