The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 18: Witches Brew

King Rolf has put his son away in Prison, this being out of character, Lancelot is worried. There is a woman, named Eunice, in the castle that seems to have her way with the king including putting his son into prison for treason. The king has also put up arms preparing for war when there is no reason to expect an attack. It is becoming more and more obvious that Eunice has a spell on the King and is manipulating him. Merlin has a plan to trick Eunice into telling the truth of her deception. After all the fun and games, the truth shows an attempt on taking over King Rolfs kingdom.

Personal Synopsis

I do like this episode maybe because of the cheap “magic tricks” and hypnosis used as powerful tools. Maxine Audley plays Eunice and does a good job at being a no good witch as does Leonard Sachs plays the dumbfounded king. The humour is very simple and certainly an episode for the kids but at heart I enjoyed the fun and games of this show.

Starring

Original Air-date: 18 March 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Peggy Phillips

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Eunice- Maxine Audley

King Rolf- Leonard Sachs

Damien- Graham Stewart

Hendrick- Reginald Hearne

Alan- Brian Roper

Soldier- Edward Judd

Jailer- Eric Corrie

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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