The Storykeepers

The Storykeepers

13 Episodes

The Storykeepers has been translated into 25 languages and seen on TV in 90 countries. This is an animation series for children consisting at present of 13 half-hours. It is an adventure series with a biblical theme – a group of children are on the run from persecution in Nero’s Rome. While hiding them in his bakery, Ben tells them stories of the life of Jesus. It works extremely well for a general audience, as our broadcast commitments demonstrate and it has been highly praised for its authenticity combined with its ability to engage and entertain and it also won an award for best children’s video and best series at CBA in July 1998. The series was first broadcast by ITV in the U.K. at Easter 1997 and it consistently topped the ratings on Sunday mornings.

The Storykeepers
  • Tried and True

    Episode 11

    Ben is on trial reliving the experiences of Paul and above all Jesus whose arrest in Gethsemane, his betrayal by Peter, and his first trial are told

    The Story Keepers tells the story of a Christian leader and his family's adventures living in Ancient Rome whose mission is to keep Jesus's stories...

  • Caught at the Crossroads

    Episode 12

    All seems lost. The stories of the trial before Pilate, and the scourging and crucifixion of Jesus are the main ingredients of this sad and realistic episode.
    The Story Keepers tells the story of a Christian leader and his family's adventures living in Ancient Rome whose mission is to keep Jesus'...

  • To the Ends of the Earth

    Episode 13

    Ben escapes to lead the children to their final escape and safety as we hear the stories of the resurrection, ascension and of Pentecost in this final episode. Ben looks back on the city he had adopted as home from which temporarily, in order to keep the stories alive, he must flee. He looks to r...

  • Tricked by a Traitor

    Episode 10

    Betrayal: One of Ben’s close friends, at first unwittingly, but for the best intentions, betrays Ben to the authorities.

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  • Trapped

    Episode 9

    Things are hotting up for Ben and his underground team as the noose begins to tighten around their activities.

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  • Roar in the Night

    Episode 7

    Two lion cubs escaping from the dockside are befriended by 4 year old Marcus. On route to the Circus Maximus to join their mother, who along with other.

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  • Breakout

    Episode 1

    Ben the Baker rescues a young juggler from the Roman Coliseum and tells the stories of the Feeding of Five Thousand, Zacchaeus and the Raising of Jairus’ daughter.

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  • Raging Waters

    The star of this episode is Zakkai, the courageous impetuous young Zealot who offers to take a written story across the city via the aqueducts to a group.

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  • Catacomb Rescue

    Episode 3

    An aging teller, a friend of Ben from Israel, comes to tell the children the story of the Good Samaritan. Later, chased by 2 centurions, Tacticus and the evil Nihilus.

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  • Ready Aim Fire

    Episode 4

    Another escape, this time of a group of Christians led by Zak’s uncle, a leader in the anti-Roman Zealot movement in Israel, from a sector set fire by Nero’s guards.

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  • Sink or Swim

    Episode 4

    Told against the backcloth of the escape of a young Christian family with a young child from Nero’s guards, this episode tells of the traditional Christmas.

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  • Starlight Escape

    Episode 6

    An escaping Christian slave leads Ben and the children to a Roman slave ship where, after adventures on the high seas, Ben and his group rescue and release the slaves on 2 ships.

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  • Captured

    Episode 9

    More rescues and escapes as Ben and the children smuggle out a group of Christian women, recaptured from Nero’s prisons, and take them across and out of the city in various disguises.

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