The Magician's House (1999-2000)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1999-10-31

Runtime: 30 minutes

Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Language(s): English

Description

The Magician's House is a quartet of children's fantasy books by William Corlett. Two mini-series were produced in 1999 for British television, which were directed by Paul Lynch. The series featured Jennifer Saunders and Stephen Fry voicing some of the animal characters. The books were published in the early 1990s, and named as follows: ⁕The Steps up the Chimney ⁕The Door in the Tree ⁕The Tunnel behind the Waterfall ⁕The Bridge in the Clouds Although in a rural setting, this series' focus on subjects such as industrial development and the combining of present-day and past settings in the plotline gives it a feeling tending more towards urban fantasy than simply contemporary fantasy. In addition, though there is no specific mention of Welsh myths and legends, the strong part nature plays in the stories and the settings bring to mind other British children's authors. Authors like Alan Garner, who is perhaps best known for The Owl Service and Elidor, and Susan Cooper, famous for The Dark Is Rising sequence of books, who allude more specifically to British myth and legend in their writings.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 12
Season 1 6
S01E01
ONE
S01E02
TWO
S01E03
THREE
S01E04
FOUR
S01E05
FIVE
S01E06
SIX
Season 2 6
S02E01
201
S02E02
202
S02E03
203
S02E04
204
S02E05
205
S02E06
206
Cast 10
Gary Martin - Cinnabar the Fox (voice)
Katie Stuart - Mary Green
Ian Richardson - Stephen Tyler
Neil Pearson - Jack Green
Jennifer Saunders - The Rat (voice)
Stephen Fry - Jasper the Owl (voice)
Siân Phillips - Meg Lewis
Steven Webb - William Constant
Jesse Moss
Kendall Cross
Network 1
BBC One

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