40 of Aesop's Fables are told by by an all-star cast, including: Brenda Blethyn, Lindsay Duncan, Richard E Grant, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce, Alison Steadman and the late Richard Briers.The fables are available to play at any time, in the classroom or at home.
Resource Androcles, a slave, is mistreated by his master, so attempts to escape by running away into a forest. After a while, he stops to rest, but encounters a fiercely roaring lion. Androcles fears that he will be eaten, but in fact the lion is roaring from the pain of a thorn in its paw. BBC Radio production with teacher's notes. Links to other fables here.
Video A mouse named Jacques lives in the city and is missing Lucille, who lives in the countryside. So Jacques decides to visit her. But when he gets there his idea of the countryside isn't what he expected. So they both go back to the city. Things don't run as smoothly as expected for them and Lucille ends up caught by a cat. So they decide to compromise and move on again.