Trinity Tales (1975)

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Written by Albert Plater, the six-episode British series Trinity Tales was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's Old English masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. Instead of the original's pilgrimage to a sacred shrine, the catalytic journey in Trinity Tales was a bus ride en route to the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final in Wembley. To pass the time, the bus' passengers -- bearing such Chaucer-esque designations as Stan the Fryer, Smith the Man of Law, and Alice the Wife of Batley -- swapped tall tales and sexual anecdotes. Trinity Tales was served up by BBC2 from November 21 to December 26, 1975.