The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 6: The Imposters

After 7 years of absence it is Norman law that a lord is to be considered dead and his lands will be forfeited. This is the crisis Lady Geraldine Pomfret is in since her husband has been off fighting in the holy war with King Richard. With just one day before the 7th year Lady Pomfret must recruit a substitute to ward off the greedy hands of Le Blond. However Le Blond is skeptical when the imposters pose as Lord Pomfret and he gets the assistance of the Sheriff of Nottingham to identify this trickery.

Personal Synopsis

Greed and the archaic laws of the land ruled by the Normans are on display in this episode. Women in this difficult time were at risk of losing their land due to the lack of their husbands presence. Obviously gender stereotypes and the injustices that can occur in a male ruled society are also clearly written in this episode to speak to the audience. Even now.

Original Air-Date: November 5th 1956

Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Written by Gordon Kahn

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Lady Geraldine Pomfret- Brenda de Banzie

Prival- Nigel Green

Lord Clarence Pomfret- Jack Melford

Le Blond- Edward Mulhare

Derwent/Notarius- Victor Woolf

Rolf- Paul Hansard

Quentin- Shaun O’Riordan

Tom- Martin Lane

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