Jim Henson (1986)

U Certificate
Sun 19 Jul 2:25pm - 3:25pm Channel 5
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Sun 19 Jul, 3:30pm - 4:25pm Channel 5


Our Score
The Muppet team go into "Alice in Wonderland" territory as babysitter Jennifer Connelly wishes her younger brother into the Goblin King's clutches and has only hours to rescue him from a castle maze. With plenty of fuzzball gremlins, cute sugar plum fairies and clumsy Hoggle the dwarf to keep the children amused (adults will laugh at David Bowie's Tina Turner wig for entirely different reasons), Jim Henson's panto Monty Python (written by clan member Terry Jones) is weak on suspense and thrills, but still emerges as firm fantasy fun.


A teenager wishes her baby brother would be taken away, only to have her request granted by a band of goblins and their sinister king. She regrets her decision and sets out to rescue him, but to reach the castle where he is being held, she must find her way through a magical maze full of strange creatures. Jim Henson's fantasy adventure, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie.

Cast & Crew

Jareth, King of the Goblins David Bowie
Sarah Jennifer Connelly
Toby Toby Froud
Stepmother Shelley Thompson
Father Christopher Malcolm
Fairy Natalie Finland
Hoggle Brian Henson
Wiseman Michael Hordern
Ambrosius Percy Edwards
Director Jim Henson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's Music