The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 15: The Alchemist

The Outlaws steal a shipment of gold in Sherwood Forest. This haul will be great for the Outlaws and the local villagers, however Rolf, one of the Outlaws, holds back a plate of gold for his own mother as she is saving to leave the shire. During their meeting to exchange the plate, bystanders see a glimpse of the figure that gives this gold to the villager. This glimpse gave the impression that the gold was handed over by none other than the devil himself or at least a demon. The Sheriff caught wind of this witch story and the stolen gold so he excited the villagers into a frenzy over this evilness. Robin, Rolf and the rest of the Outlaws must now try to calm down these rumors by playing the same game before the witch is burned at the stake.

Personal Synopsis

A great episode in this first season. The temptation of an outlaw to help his own mother must have great. When he does, he unintentionally causes trouble within his mothers village and within the outlaws. Robin and his crew will need to stop the hyped up villagers from killing an innocent woman whom simply wanted to save herself and her son. This touching story proves to be one of the better written stories of this season.

Original Air-Date:  2 January 1956

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Eric Heath 

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Rufus Cruikshank

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

The Earl- Anthony Sharp

The Countess- Harriette Johns

Etheldreda- Dorothy Blythe

Millicent- Joyce Blair

Rolf- Charles Stapley

Courier/Soldier- Paul Connell

Bailiff- John Dearth

Villager- Willoughby Gray

Villager- Arthur Skinner

Captain- Gabriel Toyne

Albert- Victor Woolf

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