This follow up to the BBC's hugely successful SHAKESPEARE RETOLD series sees four classic fairy tales get given the modernising-treatment to become present-day morality tales (with tongue firmly in cheek of course!). RAPUNZEL, CINDERELLA, THE EMPRESS'S NEW CLOTHES and BILLY GOAT all feature a wealth of British acting, writing and directing talent.
Rapunzel: Failing Eastern European tennis star Jimmy Stojkovic is forced by his father to play as a woman to pay off the family's debts to a criminal gang. At the British Open Championship "Martina" becomes bosom buddies with the reigning champion, the beautiful Rapunzel, whose mother keeps her locked away from the attentions of men.
Cinderella: Professor H Michael Prince, an arrogant anthropologist, has discovered an ancient phallic symbol which he believes proves that men are the driving force behind human evolution. University cleaner Cindy Mellor is determined to overturn Prince's theory and capture an important academic post.
The Empress's New Clothes: Michaela is a soap star hell bent on stealing the fashion limelight and making red carpet roadkill out of her co-star and main rival. Her naive young friend, Shannon, thinks she has found the team to deliver just the right outfit.
Billy Goat: Boy band 'Billy Goat' are the hottest thing in a small town. Only one thing stands between them, fame and fortune: their manager. Grettongrat is a troll with macabre methods and he has the band locked in a watertight contract. To make the big time, they must escape his clutches.