Series 1 Episode 3
First Broadcast: 7AM Fri 25 December 2009

The story of a wealthy miller and a poor man called Liam. When winter comes, Liam suffers severe financial hardships, but instead of helping him the miller believes it is better to leave his 'friend' alone until spring comes...

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    1. Screen grab from clip The Devoted Friend Episode 3

      The story of a wealthy miller and a poor man called Liam. When winter comes, Liam suffers severe financial hardships…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      clips
      1. Brotherly Shove This video is a clip Brotherly Shove Video duration: 2:47 minutes

        The miller likes to help his friends, but he likes to help himself more
        • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      2. Best Fiend This video is a clip Best Fiend Video duration: 1:09 minutes

        Liam has been working harder and harder for the miller, all in the name of friendship
        • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
    2. Screen grab from clip The Selfish Giant Episode 2

      A giant returns from a seven year absence to find children playing in his garden. Angry that they are trespassing, he…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      clips
      1. The Giant's Garden This video is a clip The Giant's Garden Video duration: 1:42 minutes

        The giant has been away for so long that the children own his garden, or so the story goes...
        • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      2. Hasty Retreat This video is a clip Hasty Retreat Video duration: 1:56 minutes

        The children flee the giant's garden, but one boy is left behind
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    3. Screen grab from clip The Nightingale and the Rose Episode 1

      A nightingale sings for a lovesick young student. The student is pining for a girl, but she will only dance with him if…

      • This episode has subtitles available.
      clips
      1. Song of Love This video is a clip Song of Love Video duration: 1:42 minutes

        The call of a nightingale charms the people of the local town
        • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      2. University of Hard Knocks This video is a clip University of Hard Knocks Video duration: 2:16 minutes

        The student declares his love with a rose, only to be rejected
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    1. Song of Love This video is a clip Song of Love Video duration: 1:42 minutes

      The call of a nightingale charms the people of the local town
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Nightingale and the Rose
    2. University of Hard Knocks This video is a clip University of Hard Knocks Video duration: 2:16 minutes

      The student declares his love with a rose, only to be rejected
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Nightingale and the Rose
    3. Hasty Retreat This video is a clip Hasty Retreat Video duration: 1:56 minutes

      The children flee the giant's garden, but one boy is left behind
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Selfish Giant
    4. The Giant's Garden This video is a clip The Giant's Garden Video duration: 1:42 minutes

      The giant has been away for so long that the children own his garden, or so the story goes...
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Selfish Giant
    5. Best Fiend This video is a clip Best Fiend Video duration: 1:09 minutes

      Liam has been working harder and harder for the miller, all in the name of friendship
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Devoted Friend
    6. Brotherly Shove This video is a clip Brotherly Shove Video duration: 2:47 minutes

      The miller likes to help his friends, but he likes to help himself more
      • The programme isn't suitable for younger viewers
      Watch Wilde Stories The Devoted Friend

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A trilogy of animated films based on three of Oscar Wilde's best-loved children's short stories: The Devoted Friend, The Selfish Giant, and The Nightingale and the Rose