As a child, I had a collection of cassette tapes with audio versions of some retold fairy tales. I don't remember any of the particular stories, although I imagine they were classics like Snow White and Goldilocks and Sleeping Beauty and so on. What's most memorable for me is the intro to each story, which was always the same and evoked ideas of a world of wonders and magic suitable for fairy tales. It began "Long ago and far away" in a booming man's voice, and proceeded to list various character archetypes typical of the genre, each one represented by an adjective and a noun and spoken in a different type of voice (the same man's voice throughout, but changing pitch, volume, and style to suit the different types of characters).
I know this isn't very much to go on, and I can't remember specific examples of those two-word archetypes (which would make this much easier to search for), but I know I'd recognise that intro clip instantly if I heard it again. There were a lot of these cassettes, all with the same intro making them clearly part of the same series. They were bright yellow with black writing on them. I had them in the 1990s in the UK.