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Daedalus & Icarus 

Daedalus was the greatest craftsman in Greece. Unfortunately his skill did not rub off on his son, Icarus. Jealosy and frustration forces the pair into a life on the run. Cruel King Minos ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Weiland

Writers:

Anthony Minghella (created by), Nigel Williams (screenplay by)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Michael Gambon ... The Storyteller
Brian Henson ... The Dog (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... Daedalus
Ian Hawkes ... Icarus
Alistair White Alistair White ... Talos
John Wood ... Minos
Hannah Morris Hannah Morris ... Daughter 1
Victoria Shalet Victoria Shalet ... Daughter 2
Steve Varnom Steve Varnom ... Minotaur
David Greenaway David Greenaway
David Alan Barclay David Alan Barclay
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Storyline

Daedalus was the greatest craftsman in Greece. Unfortunately his skill did not rub off on his son, Icarus. Jealosy and frustration forces the pair into a life on the run. Cruel King Minos of Crete asks Daedalus to design a maze to imprison the creature known as the Minataur, then locks Daedalus and his son inside the labyrinth to make sure only he knows the secrets it hides. But Daedalus escapes, and builds a pair of wings for himself and Icarus to escape Crete. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1991 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Storyteller: Daedalus, the master who designed this labyrinth. Whose mind produced these dizzy passages. Daedelus the genius, who invented ships which could sail under the sea, fireworks which would knock down a wall, lenses, that set together could see as far as the stars. Fantastic machines. He fell so far, he fell so far from grace he finished a broken man. Making the same little clay figure over and over: a child with wings.
The Dog: A child with wings? Who was that?
The Storyteller: The one thing Daedelus made he had no control...
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