Having received huge critical and commercial success in America, ABC’s brand new hit fantasy television show Once Upon A Time  – which stars ROBERT CARLYLE – has finally come to the UK, airing on Sundays at 8pm on Channel 5.

Conceived and written by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Lost), the series is set in the modern day New England town of Storybrooke, a place where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. Soon begins an epic battle for the future of all worlds but, for good to win out, the small-town residents must first accept their pasts and embrace their destinies.

ROBERT stars as Rumplestiltskin. Gnomish, intense, and crazy, he’s the malevolent trickster who can spin straw into gold and prefers his payment in the form of firstborn children! An expert on black magic and the dark arts, this creature has wizardly powers to make him a fair match for anyone in the land… even the Evil Queen. In spite of all this, Snow White and Prince Charming have managed to capture him and to keep him imprisoned in their dungeon. He agrees to help Snow and Charming counteract the Evil Queen’s curse-to-end-all-curses, but in return he wants to know the name of their unborn child. And Snow and Charming are just desperate enough to give it to him.

Once Upon A Time boasts a great cast including Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen, Jamie Dornan as Sheriff Graham, Jared Gilmore as Henry, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket.

Catch Episode 3 this Sunday at 8pm on Channel 5. And don’t worry if you missed the first two episodes – you can watch them in full now on Channel 5 On Demand. The series trailer is below to get you in the mood:

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