The Accidental Entertainers

The Brothers Grimm are responsible for producing some of the best loved fairy tales of all time and have inspired countless spin-offs by writers, movie makers, composers and artists down the years.

Michael Rosen investigates where stories like Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel came from and how a project which started as a serious scholarly endeavour could turn into one of the biggest cultural phenomena ever known.

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The Brothers Grimm are responsible for producing some of the best loved fairy tales of all time and have inspired countless spin-offs by writers, movie makers, composers and artists down the years.

Michael Rosen investigates where stories like Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel came from and how a project which started as a serious scholarly endeavour could turn into one of the biggest cultural phenomena ever known.