By Stephen Wyatt.

Eleanor Bron stars as the Countess D'Aulnoy, who read her fairy tales to enraptured audiences in the salons of 17th-century Paris.

The adventures of princesses, serpents, yellow dwarves and tiny pagodas mirror the equally colourful life of the Countess.

With Janine Wood, Adam Godley, Phillip Joseph and Kenny Blyth.

Directed by Claire Grove

Broadcast Dates

  • 20010101