The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 20: Maid of Somerset

Maid of Somerset Title Shot

Villagers are going about their day when a group of soldiers come in and take the young men from the village. Ellen from the village seeks help from Sir Lancelot after King Meliot takes the young men of the village to sell them as slaves. The people of Cheddar have a cave to age their cheese but it may hold much more riches. Lancelot has an idea about how to get the men back into their village. Ellen is taken captive when she tried to bring food to some of the men. Come to find that jewels can be found in the caves and Sir Lancelot uses this as bait for King Merliot.  Greed will always bring out the crooks.

Personal Synopsis

The Maid of Somerset is set oddly enough in the village of cheddar. This story is a typical one of greed by the land owner devising ways to make more money and using the leverage of ownership to wield his power.


Original Air-date: 25 March 1957

Directed by Peter Maxwell

Written by Peggy Phillips

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Ellen- Patricia Kneale

John- Brown Derby

King Meliot- Duncan Lewis

Richard- Barry Fennell

James- Edward Judd

Paul- Edward Malin

The Saracen- Eric Corrie

Chamberlain- Reginald Hearne

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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Sir Lancelot DVD

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