The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 17: The Lesser Breed

The Lesser Breed Title Shot

Tales of a sea creature draws Sir Lancelot and Brian out of Camelot to check out these rumours. The sea creature is actually the head of a boat used by some Vikings. Sir Lancelot is overpowered and kidnapped by the men and forced into slavery.  Lancelot and Brian are abused by the men but the daughter of the slave owner has compassion for Sir Lancelot because of her love for another Englishman.  Lancelot saves her from an unwanted marriage and wins his freedom all while fighting the notion that one man is a lesser breed than another.

Personal Synopsis

A tale of the slave trade, when people were kidnapped and sold to the highest bidder. This is certainly a fictionalize story of something that did in fact happen. Not all were lucky enough to have a beautiful young woman help them escape. This story is interesting since it puts Sir Lancelot in a submissive role as opposed to his standard gallant demeanor.


Original Air-date: 18 February 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Peggy Phillips

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Sella- Ann Stephens

Eck- Gerard Heinz

Horg- Fred Goddard

Fisherman- Wilfrid Brambell

Overseer- Eric Corrie

Guard- Brian Moorehead

Auctioneer- Edward Judd

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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