A respected knight has lost his life in the Crusades fight in the Holy Land. His estate will now pass on to his son Sir Walter Donnington, but there are conspirators vying for possession of this large property. Sir Walter is both seeking to hold off this attempt at his family’s land and also to marry the daughter of one of the conspirators. The showdown is a fight with swords that will once and for all determine who is the champion.
A classic episode of a coming of age knight defending his land and his woman from the greedy hands of the crooked lords surrounding him. The reality was sudden that a Lord can not just sit idly by, one must step up and swing swords as you do. The May Queen fits perfectly in the family tv entertainment sector of the 1950’s and still does have a decent script behind it. One of the better episodes of the season.
Original Air-Date: April 9th 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
Genevieve Blackstone – Gillian Sterrett
Sir Walter Donnington – Ian Bannen
Lady Donnington – Dulcie Bowman
Lord Blackstone – John Longden
Count de Clifford – John Dearth
Stranger – Charles Stapley