The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 25: The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling Title Shot

King Arthur is heading to a feast at a distant castle. There are a group of ladies at the castle that are all wanting to impress the King and Sir Lancelot. Sybil is the youngest of the two girls and is obviously feeling ugly and unwanted. Amora, sybils sister, has taking over Sir Lancelots attention. A note was found stating that Sybil’s life was in danger if a ransom was not paid. Once its found out that sybil was the one blackmailing the family, Sir Lancelot begins to find out why she would do so. When the tables turned things become serious and Sybil’s life is in danger. Sir Lancelot shows Sybil why she should enjoy her youth.

Personal Synopsis

Another B&W episode that aired after the colour episodes. A tale of a young woman whom doesn’t find herself attractive and is constantly vying for attention from everyone. Her sister is far more beautiful and gets most of the attention from the family and knights.  This story draws parallels to many a young woman in today’s time.


Original Air-date: 6 May 1957

Directed by George More O’Ferrall

Written by Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sybil- Carol Marsh

Amora- Jeanette Hutchinson

Sir Egbert- Hector Ross

Lady Lamorak- Avice Landone

Gault- Ian Whittaker

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Sir Christopher- Edward Judd

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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