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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 28: The Borrowed Baby

The Outlaws are suspected to have stolen a gold shipment but the suspicion also lies on Maid Mariam who was one of the few that knew about the shipment. Count of Severne makes a bet with the sheriff that Mariam will prove to be the spy within their midst. The plan involves a baby borrowed from its very worried parents. The baby is found in the forest but does not fit well in the forest, perhaps Mariam can help.

Personal Synopsis

If by now Maid Mariam is not under suspicion of being somehow connected to the outlaws I would be surprised. Inevitably Maid Mariam comes all too close to being exposed as a supporter of the Outlaws. This episode involves a cunning plan to catch Maid Mariam in the act of aiding the Outlaws by means of the heartstrings. A borrowed baby is used as bait but luckily the Outlaws catch wind of this plan in time.

Original Air-Date: April 8th 1957

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by Aileen Hamilton

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Mariam- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Count of Severne- Guy Verney

Kate- Dorothy Gordon

Giles- Graham Stewart

Alison- Sylvia Kay

Molly- Megan Williams

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Man-at-arms- Paul Eddington

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 27: The York Treasure

An old friend Joseph of Cordoba and a young companion Esther are in Nottingham forest to find Robin Hood. There plight to assist refugees escaping persecution in Europe by ship has met its own troubles. They must safe guard the York treasure from the prying arms of Malbete and the Sheriff of Nottingham and safely hand it over to the ships crew. Robin Hood and Little John will join Esther in reaching the coast to receive the ship of refugees and to protect the York Treasure.

Personal Synopsis

“The two are inseparable just like noodles and soup” . The York Treasure speaks loudly about the persecution of minorities and the xenophobic nature of those who are unfamiliar with those minorities. It is easy to see the parallels being drawn between the refugees in this episode and the real life persecutions of the jews who in recent history suffered under oppression by those who did not accept them. This strong voiced and provacative episode is notable for such an effort to infuse such a highly contentious political subject into this series. Clare Thorne should have had more than just one episode to her credit.

Original Air-Date: April 1st 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Clare Thorne

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Esther- Helena de Crespo

Joseph of Cordoba- Karel Stepanek

Malbete- Allan Cuthbertson

Alfred- Emrys Leyshon

Aaron- Paul Eddington

Fisherman- Wilfrid Brambell

Large Man- Desmond Roberts

Drinker- Edmond Warwick


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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 26: The Dowry

A merchant from London and his daughter Bess are making their way through Nottingham Forest. Their journey is to bring Sir Harold a dowry for the marriage to Bess. The outlaws miss their chance to steal the dowry but end up with an even greater prize to bargain with.

Personal Synopsis

A tale of love doesn’t often involve a dowry or an outlaw for that matter. This episode includes that and also tells the story of a father whom would offer his daughter to a questionable man with only the intent to become a noble himself. Despite this almost inevitable marriage the outlaws find a way to convince otherwise.

Original Air-Date: March 25th 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Neil R. Collins 

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Bess- Jeanette Hutchinson

Garth- David Cameron

Sir Harold- Paul Eddington

Judd- William Mervyn

Alan-a-Dale- John Schlesinger

Man-at-arms- Edmond Warwick



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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 25: Fair Play

A traveling band of Bavarian acrobats through the Nottingham Forest give some of the outlaws an idea. Chances are few and far between to be able see family and loved ones, the sheriff and his men know all of their disguises. Except as an acrobat. Despite hesitation three outlaws tempt fate and head to the town fair. The plan fails as a gypsy fortune teller betrays the outlaws to the sheriff. Robin returning back from France is faced immediately with the pending executions of the three outlaws

Personal Synopsis

Ich habe ganz vergessen. This episode features a group of non-english german speaking “bavarian” acrobats that can in fact do acrobatics. The toll of being secluded out in the forest away from family has gotten to some of the outlaws and rightfully so. Even with their motivations understood, they would risk their lives to see their loved ones and at this point who can blame them. Robin heroically returns from France to the hapless outlaws that need to be rescued from the grasp of the sheriff.

Original Air-Date: March 18th 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Sidney Wells

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Herr Mielke- Thomas Gallagher

Owen- Colin Broadley

Tom- Paul Eddington

Harry- Robert Raikes

Will- Tony Thawnton

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Quentin- Alan Edwards

Madame Zsa Zsa- Selma Vaz Dias

Agatha- Isobel Greig

The Flying Four- The Volantes




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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 24: The Secret Pool

Robin and Marian are witness to a poacher being arrested on Sir Cedric’s land trying to supply food for his family. The punishment for poaching is steep and so Marian beseeches Sir Cedric for mercy. When this attempt fails, Robin meets Sir Cedric on terms that Sir Cedric could understand. Fish.

Personal Synopsis

One mans eel is another mans carp. Sir Cedric is an “expert” fisherman with one wish, to catch fish in his own lake. When the serf Henry was caught on Sir Cedric land, his fate was to determined by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin must convince Sir Cedric to remove the charges or Henry will suffer a fate greater than hunger. Luckily Sir Cedrics wish for revenge was not greater than his desire to put a trophy on his wall.

Original Air-Date: March 11th 1957

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by John Dyson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Sir Cedric Hayworth- George Benson

Henry- Paul Eddington

Lt. Howard- Alan Edwards

Warden- Victor Woolf

Man-at-arms- Basil Beale



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