The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 26: The Miser

Sir William de Courcier is angered by the Sheriff taxes but has a plan to make his peasants on his land to pay them. When Robin interferes with this plan Sir William feels the wrath of the Sheriff. The villagers were forced to pay the taxes and they were able to but only by the work of a magic man. Sir William finds out that the villagers had their buttons on their clothes changed into silver by this magic man and he seeks to do the same. The Miser’s greed gets the best of him while he tries to use his buttons for silver and fails.

Personal Synopsis

I must say that I’m biased about this episode, but for good reason. As a child, this episode was the first Adventures of Robin Hood show I had ever watched. This episode was so intriguing to me especially the performance of Laurence Naismith as the Miser. This show is identifiable by its acting and interesting storyline. The miser learns his lesson that greed will not save him from the Sheriff and that is a good lesson to learn no matter what era you live in.

Original Air-Date:  March 19 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Ralph Smart

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Will Scarlett- Paul Eddington

Sir William de Courcier- Laurence Naismith

Lady de Courcier- Patricia Marmont

Seneschal- Charles Stapley

Lt. Howard- Paul Connell

Hodge- Willoughby Gray

Arthur- John Dearth

Skinner- Arthur Skinner

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