series - (1990; 30' episodes)

Starring Michael Gambon in the title role, this four episode series is a classic retelling of the greek myths "Daedalus and Icarus," "Orpheus and Eurydice," Perseus and the Gorgon," and Theseus and the Minotaur."

Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus, one of the greatest inventors in Greece, and his son Icarus are betrayed by the cruel King Minos and must flee for their lives. To escape, Daedalus creates wings so they can gfly to safety. But, will the young Icarus heed his father's instructions or will their dreams melt away?

Orpheus and Eurydice

The great musician Orpheus vows to bring back the soul of his beloved Eurydice from the depths of Hades. But the task he must complete to reunite with his love turns out to be as tortuous as the fate he will have to endure.

Perseus and the Gorgon

When the evil king threatens Perseus' mother he must bring back the head of Medusa, whose piercing eyes will turn anyone who looks upon her to stone. Will the help of the gods be enough to aid in this seemingly impossible task?

Theseus and the Minotaur

With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus tracks down the man-eating Minotaur - half-man, half-bull - to prove his courage and loyalty. A fight to the death ensues, and a shocking secret emerges.