The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 17: The Blackbird

Little Johns temper gets the best of him and as he strayed away from the outlaws the sheriffs men were there to capture him. The sheriff has caught himself an outlaw and has decreed that Little John will be subject to a hanging. However, no soldier or guard is willing to be the hangman. So the sheriff must recruit from outside of the village. The mysterious masked hangman arrives to earn his reward by making an example of an outlaw.

Personal Synopsis

Little John is often portrayed as the clumsy loaf with a quick temper. Most of the time it is utilised by the writers of this series for comedic purposes. This time, he is subject to the sheriff in a way he has yet to have experienced. The hangman from the tower of london adds a mysterious angle into a somewhat standard episode.

Original Air-Date: January 21st 1957

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Francis Nesbitt

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Seneschal- Patrick Troughton

Joan- Simone Lovell

Bishop- Walter Horsbrugh

Quentin- Shaun O’Riordan

Sergeant- Fred Goddard

Man-at-arms- Paul Eddington

Jailor- Bernard Goldman

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