The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 31: The Byzantine Treasure

Robin and the Outlaws come across a group of travellers who were hiding a valuable treasure. Delighted by this new addition to their dwindling coffers, the Outlaws joy will soon be squashed by the reality of where this treasure had come from. Now the beautifully crafted items are to be given to Sir Richard of the Lea for his continued service to the true crown. However Sir Richards clumsiness causes the prying vultures to come to his castle to take the treasure for themselves.


Personal Synopsis

The Byzantine Treasure episode shows an unique side to the Outlaws, where their obvious frustration is seen at not being able to keep the treasure for themselves. A clearly human reaction. The story follows a treasure of gold plates made in the Byzantine Empire that are cherished and prized by many. This allots for the good vs. evil scenario that plays heavily throughout the series. A fun episode but nothing to write home about.

Original Air-Date: April 23rd 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Paul Symonds

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sir Richard of the Lea – Ian Hunter

Lady Leonia – Patricia Burke

Vef – William Squire

Stationarius – John Stuart

Archbishop – John Longden

Vintner/Outlaw – Arthur Skinner

Mercer – Paul Connell

Goldsmith/Outlaw – John Dearth

Spicer – Charles Stapley

Nicholas – Willoughby Gray

Armourer – Victor Woolf

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