Lady Helen’s father has died and the kingdom is willed to her but there is pressure for her to marry King Balmain. She is in love with Sir Oringle and wishes to marry him, but he has gone missing. Lady Bragwaine seeks out camelot to stop the unwanted marriage and to find the missing Sir Oringle. Lancelot goes to the castle to get answers and gets himself locked up. Lady Helen finds out that Sir Lancelot is locked up in the castle and finds out that Oringle is also held inside the castles walls. A daring escape with the help of Lady Helen allows Sir Lancelot to release Sir Oringle but there is more danger to face.
An episode in Black & White which is odd since the last few episodes were in colour. Sir Kay is used as the comic relief as Sir Lancelot fight another attempt to take a kingdom by marriage. It is by far the most comical episode of the series, with fun being made of Sir Kay and his exaggerated stories of victories.
Original Air-date: 11 February 1957
Directed by Bernard Knowles
Written by Peggy Phillips, Selwyn Jepson
Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell
King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Merlin- Cyril Smith
Sir Kay- David Morrell
Kafan- Julian Somers
Lady Helen- Margaret Anderson
Lady Bragwaine- Hazel Penwarden
Sir Christopher- John Gale
Sir Lionel- Paul Williamson
Jailer- Nigel Green
First Knight- Douglas Argent
Handmaiden- Maureen Davis
Sir Oringle- Derren Nesbitt
Source: IMDB, Wikipedia
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Why did they suddenly have a monochrome episode air in the middle of the colour run ?