We’ve all seen the ads and seen the trailers and the books but what about the best-loved fairy tales?
That’s where we come in.
The BBC has commissioned a survey of all the BBC fairy tale shows, looking at what we consider to be the best and worst of the time, with a special focus on the BBC TV show “The Fairies”.
Here are the results, sorted by favourite.
For a full list of all BBC fairy tales series, click here.
“The Fairie Wars” (1931) – The first ever film starring the likes of Margaret Thatcher and Diana Bertram, it’s one of the most celebrated fairy tale films of all time, but the real star of the show is the main character Lady Alice who, despite being the only child of a wealthy house, is treated as the victim of her own imagination.
Lady Algernon (Joanne Woodward) is a beautiful, shy, talented, intelligent and loyal child.
She doesn’t have any friends, and is constantly being bullied by her mother, Lady Edith (Anne Murray) and her father, Sir John (Emmett MacMillan), the master of the house.
She also has a love interest, Miss Nancy (Emma Fowley), who is the daughter of the lord Emmet and Nanny (Molly Gervais).
The childrens love is put to the test when Lady Edith and the house are accidentally invaded by The Fair King, who has a plan to take away Lady Alice and Lady Algens power.
It’s an incredible and gripping film which is truly one of the greatest films that has ever been made.
“The Three Fairies” (1963) – One of the biggest hits of the 1960s and 1970s, this film is a celebration of fairies and childrens magic.
Norman Reedus plays a giant fairy called Beryl who runs a fair shop called Fairies and Loves Childrens Art, which sells magic toys and mimics.
This is the first film to be adapted into an animated series and features a superstar cast including Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Michael Douglas, Michael Sheen and Christopher Lee. A second episode will be released on March 23, 2019, with an animated sequel due out on April 14, 2020.
Watch the BBC’s Fairy Tales Cast interview on BBC News.