The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 17: The Brothers

A young serf is on the run from the Sheriff. Although he is a serf, he was trained to be a scholar and has been hiding in the middle of Nottingham amongst the other scholars in the city. The Sheriffs men find out where he had been hiding but he escapes to the Sherwood Forest. The Outlaws, with the help of Friar Tuck, find a monastery for young Guy to copy the ancient writings into books. The Sheriff arrests Guy’s older Brother David for the crimes committed by Guy unless Guy surrenders himself to the Sheriff.  Roles are reversed and the Sheriff’s court could not possibly hold anyone into custody for the crimes committed.

Personal Synopsis

An uplifting story of a young man destined to a life of serfdom being trained for a higher cause. This episode holds dear the idea of becoming something better than what you are and that it can work. Just as the Sheriff thought he had a clear case, intelligence comes straight in to halt the proceedings. A good episode filled with a charming heartwarming story of two brothers that fight against the powers to provided each other with a better life.

Original Air-Date:  16 January 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

David/ Guy- Michael Brill

Abbot- A.J. Brown

Stationarius- Willoughby Gray

Clerk/ Jailer/ Outlaw- Victor Woolf

Little John- Rufus Cruikshank

Soldier- Paul Connell

Outlaw- John Dearth

Soldier- Arthur Skinner

Soldier- Charles Stapley

Brother Dominic- Gabriel Toyne

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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