The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 6: A Guest for the Gallows

Taxes are getting harder to nab from the villagers. One villager, Will Stukely, can not pay so he is arrested and sentenced to be hanged. Disguised as a Butcher, Robin Hood comes into the village to help Will escape but he will have to get into the castle first. Robin’s plan is to manipulate the Sheriff into letting the villager go free by tricking the sheriff into Sherwood Forest and then holding him for ransom.

Personal Synopsis

The taxes are too damn high so of course many cannot pay it. This story of the poor villager would normally end in his death and historically speaking would have most likely but the plan Robin concocts will make sure he is let go with the highest form of ransom, the Sheriff himself. This episode shows the compassion Robin has for the villagers and also the clever ways he can have his way with the castle and guards. An easy episode with a good scene when Robin is selling his stolen slices of meat to the lady villagers.

Original Air-Date:  31 October 1955

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

2nd Tax Collector/Lame Old Man/Cedric- Victor Woolf

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Butcher- Denis Shaw

Will Stukely- Robert Desmond

Lass in Market- Jan Miller

Ned- John Drake

1st Tax Collector/Nailer- Willoughby Gray

Outlaw/Butcher in Market- Gabriel Toyne

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