The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 20: Errand of Mercy

The villagers are suffering from an epidemic of Sir Anthony Fire. The pharmacist is searching through the forest for herbs and mushrooms that will fight the epidemic but he needs much more help in collecting them. The Outlaws are successful in finding a generous portion of the herbs and mushrooms but how do they get it into Nottingham. Robin will get into town but he risks capture and possibly more. His good deed is recognized but so was he. As he tries to escape the city he is set upon by the Sheriff’s men with every intention to capture Robin Hood even if it means being exposed to the epidemic.

Personal Synopsis

A great episode of Robin and the Outlaws kindness for the city of Nottingham. When he is asked to find the medicine for the townspeople  he happily accepts this task in order to save them from the epidemic. This episode also shows Robin’s fallibility as he is injured during a sword fight. Another good watch.

Original Air-Date:  6 February 1956

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by John Dyson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Anselm- Hal Osmond

Informer- John Dearth

Master Giles- Willoughby Gray

Ethel- Paula Byrne

Lieutenant- Charles Stapley

Sergeant/ Outlaw- Arthur Skinner

Second Wagoner/ Outlaw/ Guard- Paul Connell

First Wagoner- Gabriel Toyne

Little John- Rufus Cruikshank

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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