Being nostalgic about their young love, Robin and Maid Marian head to Loxley, Upon the view of Robins rightful land they spot a fire which is burning the house of Old Martin. Sir Charles who has taken over Loxley is held by law to give the towns people their land after 3 years of service as stipulated in Robins fathers will. However Sir Charles does not want to comply but will have to if all the requirements are met by the townspeople. But time is nearly up for them to clean up.
Robin Hood is struck by Sir Charles`s disregard for the law and furthermore his father’s will. The townspeople hold on to a promise made by Robin’s father to give land in lieu of services to the lands of the Loxleys. Instead of fighting in the traditional sense Robin sees his only chance to help is through the law. Lionel Jefferies plays the role of Sir Charles masterfully as he does with every role I have ever seen him in.
Original Air-Date: June 10th 1957
Directed by Terence Fisher
Written by Basil Dawson
Robin Hood- Richard Greene
Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell
Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley
Sir Charles- Lionel Jeffries
Master Ricardo of Lincoln- Hal Osmond
Hereward- Ronald Hines
Old Martin- Max Faulkner
Barty- Nigel Davenport
Town Crier- Graham Stewart