The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 13: The Black Castle

The Black Castle Title Shot

Sir Lancelot is mentoring a young man ,Cedric, in the ways of the knights. His betrothed’s father is taken by a fierce knight named Torwald, who lives in the Black Castle. Young love has made Cedric lose his wits and is off to fight Torwald, whom he is no match for.  Torwald’s crossbowman attempts to kill Sir Lancelot but was too slow, so Lancelot demands satisfaction. Lancelot is tricked into believing that he was fighting Torwald but it was a paid fighter. Redemption is needed, Torwald will need to prove his strength and honour as a knight. Cedric will step up to take on the challenge.

Personal Synopsis

Another episode of a gallant knight redeeming the wills of a lady. This is a fun but goofy episode that is a nice side story to the adventures of camelot. There is a funny scene when the Welshman comes into the castle with a deer on his shoulders, I’m reminded on Monty Python when I watch this episode. Hooray!!


Original Air-date: 14 January 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Peggy Phillips, Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Queen Guinevere- Jane Hylton

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Torwald- Peter Coke

Cedric- Michael Blakemore

Lorraine- Hermene French

Robert- Paul Williamson

Magnus- Derren Nesbitt

Welshman- Kenneth Luckman

Peasant- John Gale

Porter- David Morrell

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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