The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 29: The May Queen

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.


Personal Synopsis

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

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