The BBC's highly-acclaimed modern retelling of six of Chaucer's classic tales. In 'The Miller's Tale', young wannabe popstar (Billie Piper) thinks that her dreams have come true when smooth-talking Nick (James Nesbitt) arrives in a flash car, inciting the jealousy of her husband John (Dennis Waterman). In 'The Wife of Bath', Beth Craddock (Julie Walters) is a TV actress who still believes in Mr Right, even after a number of failed marriages. But can her dashing co-star (Paul Nicholls) really be her soulmate despite their large age difference? In 'The Knight's Tale', Ace (John Simm) and Paul (Chiwetel Ejiofor) are two prisoners who both fall in love with their teacher Emily (Keeley Hawes) and it begins to tear their friendship apart with devastating effect. 'The Sea Captain's Tale' follows Jataneder (Om Puri), a Godfather-like figure in a close-knit Asian community. Meena (Indira Varma) is his beautiful, spoilt, extravagant wife with an uncontrollable spending habit. In 'The Pardoner's Tale', three down-and-outs, Arty (Jonny Lee Miller), Colin (William Beck) and Baz (Ben Bennett) try to cash in on a hunt for a missing girl. Their greed brings about their grim downfall. Finally, in 'The Man of Law's Tale', a young Nigerian refugee, Constance (Nikki Amuka-Bird) is caught up in a love triangle between the man who lusts after her and the man that she loves, Alan (Andrew Lincoln). Constance's tragic past has a dramatic impact on everyone, and Alan embarks on a dangerous search for her in Nigeria.