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BBC Remakes 'Canterbury Tales' for TV

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BBC Remakes 'Canterbury Tales' for TV

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BBC Remakes 'Canterbury Tales' for TV

BBC Remakes 'Canterbury Tales' for TV

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BBC America, available on many U.S. cable TV networks, is offering modern adaptations of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. One of the stories — "The Miller's Tale" — has been recast to take place in a karaoke bar. Hear NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Bowker, who adapted the 14th-century literary classic.