From The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 26: Knights Choice

A knight is sadly killed and a vacancy exist in the round table. A competition for the seat is created and the news had hit all the nearby castles.  A poor young knight hopeful applies and shows his skills right away. Morgana brings her son, Rupert, to apply as well but with her own interests involved. There is strife between Balin and Rupert,so Balin is sent away for not being qualified. Sir Lancelot sponsors Balin to give him a decent try. The competition is tough and its getting hard to see whom is worthy for the seat in the round table. There must be a fight to the finish.

Personal Synopsis

Knights Choice is a fun show with the young knights to be in a competition for a spot on the table in Camelot. The knights event is fun to watch even if the sets were far too small. I like the mini adventure of swordplay and would watch this episode again.

Starring

Original Air-date: 13 May 1957

Directed by Peter Maxwell

Written by Peggy Phillips

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Morgan le Fay- Alison Leggatt

Sir Rupert- Robert Hardy

Balin- Derek Waring

Sir Julian- Reginald Hearne

Sentry- Edward Judd

Herald- Eric Corrie

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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 25: The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling Title Shot

King Arthur is heading to a feast at a distant castle. There are a group of ladies at the castle that are all wanting to impress the King and Sir Lancelot. Sybil is the youngest of the two girls and is obviously feeling ugly and unwanted. Amora, sybils sister, has taking over Sir Lancelots attention. A note was found stating that Sybil’s life was in danger if a ransom was not paid. Once its found out that sybil was the one blackmailing the family, Sir Lancelot begins to find out why she would do so. When the tables turned things become serious and Sybil’s life is in danger. Sir Lancelot shows Sybil why she should enjoy her youth.

Personal Synopsis

Another B&W episode that aired after the colour episodes. A tale of a young woman whom doesn’t find herself attractive and is constantly vying for attention from everyone. Her sister is far more beautiful and gets most of the attention from the family and knights.  This story draws parallels to many a young woman in today’s time.

Starring

Original Air-date: 6 May 1957

Directed by George More O’Ferrall

Written by Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sybil- Carol Marsh

Amora- Jeanette Hutchinson

Sir Egbert- Hector Ross

Lady Lamorak- Avice Landone

Gault- Ian Whittaker

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Sir Christopher- Edward Judd

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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 24: The Bridge

The Bridge Title Shot

A bridge near a village plays an important part to the area.  A treaty made some time ago allows the village to protect it from anyone from taking control of it. King Marhaus is not interested in keeping the treaty and sets about to scare the villagers into releasing the bridge to him. King Marhaus’s sister, Lady Angela, is there with him and is left unaware of her brothers secret agenda. Sir Lancelot arrives to investigate the strange events surrounding the bridge. King Marhaus is willing to hurt even his sister to get the all too important bridge.

Personal Synopsis

The Bridge is a quite good episode. The fight scene as Sir Lancelot saves Lady Angela is the best by far in this series. It also shows a very true reality of the times, where a bridge was an extremely important asset to any kingdom. I did enjoy this episode and would recommend it as an example of what the series could have been if more were made in this fashion.

Starring

Original Air-date: 15 April 1957

Directed by Peter Maxwell

Written by Peter Key

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Lady Angela- Zena Walker

Queen Guinevere- Jane Hylton

King Marhaus- Derek Aylward

Caradoc- Jack May

Priest- Eric Corrie

Sir Eustace- Reginald Hearne

Sir Grint- Edward Judd

Traveller- Noel Davis

Peasant- Max Faulkner

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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 23: The Lady Lilith

The Lady Lilith Title Shot

Sir William has died and has only left one daughter and no heirs to his wealth and castle. Sir Liones lays claims to the castle since he is nearest male of kin. Lady Lilith has been keeping the castle since the age of 14 when her father became an invalid. When he died he requested that his daughter would take the inheritance but this is disputed by the law. Lilith will not yield lightly. Sir Lancelot is forced to deal with the Lady Lilith and he has his hands full. There must be a solution that will allow both parties to be happy.

Personal Synopsis

A charming tale of a woman who would not give up what she feels is rightfully hers and defending it. Shirley Cooklin plays the stubborn woman and is perfectly match with Richard Leech’s indignant knight character. This is a good watch and I would consider it one of the best in the series.

Starring

Original Air-date: 22 April 1957

Directed by Lawrence Huntington

Written by Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Lady Lilith Goodhugh- Shirley Cooklin

Sir Liones- Richard Leech

Able- Edward Judd

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Seneschal- Eric Corrie

Blacksmith- Reginald Hearne

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 22: Double Identity

Double Identity Title Shot

A young knight who can fight with both of his hands is getting married and Sir Lancelot is the best man. He is marrying Lady Margaret and once they are married they would have one of the largest estates in all of England. On his was to a meeting, Sir Richard is kidnapped by a group of mysterious knights. Sir Richard appears at his castle but something isn’t right. People around Sir Richard are noticing that something is different about and he can’t fight with both hands.

Personal Synopsis

An episode with an impersonator trying to obtain more land and power. The plot was foiled when a particular talent was not shared between Sir Richard and the impersonator. A decent episode that shows the extent that one would go to, to fill their greed. The acting in this episode is good in comparison to previous episodes, its nice to have actors like John Bailey.

Starring

Original Air-date: 18 April 1957

Directed by Lawrence Huntington

Written by Harold Kent

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Sir Richard/Sir Alfred- Howard Pays

Sir John- John Bailey

Lady Margaret- Diana Fairfax

Gloria- June Sylvaine

Cedric- Reginald Hearne

Priest- Edward Judd

Lord Mayor- Philip Lennard

Peasant- Eric Corrie