A string of robberies by a pair of young men claiming to be outlaws with Robin Hood. This is causing trouble amongst the town people as they slowly mistrust the outlaws as the robberies continue. Robin is concerned also for these young men’s well being. Robin and Marian setup the boys to teach them a lesson they are likely to never forget.
The Intruders is a classic” teach the kids how to behave ” show. The young men are causing mischief because of the dullness of their studies and Robin is there to show the error of their ways. Keep studying and be a good boy. The two young men played by Michael McKeag and Ian Whittaker are fantastic as mischievous bored boys that slowly find remorse for their ways.
A young lad dreams of being an Outlaw and it looks like he will have his chance. He is seeking to find the noble knights that fight tyranny and he is also hiding a secret. Robin and the Outlaws show him that being an Outlaw isn’t all sword fights and saving the villagers. The conditions the Outlaws are in surprises the kid but he takes it all in stride trying to show his tenacity to fit in. A representative of the boys family has requested Robin to bring the boy back to his mother but something goes awry.
The heir to the thrown, a young boy, is sick of the courts pageantry and seeks to become an outlaw. Robin and the outlaws take him in even before realizing who the boy really is. This story shows the young lad’s wishes for adventure that winds up taking him into real danger. One of the better episodes in this first season.
Robin is discussing the days plans in Sherwood Forest when the camp is visited by Duncan of Stoneykirk. His bombastic personality and strange behaviour stirs up the Outlaws with fascination and frustration. The Outlaws are not enjoying his visit to the green but Maid Marian is quite fond of Duncan’s unique scottish ways. Robin’s jealousy begins to get to him and his nerves are tested by the abrasive Duncan all while the Scotsman’s smooth ways are charming Maid Marian. Duncan has now gone to far and is risking his own neck because of his naivety. Once Duncan’s real purpose for being in the Sherwood Forest is revealed, the Outlaws find solace in protecting those, even if they are annoying, who are willing to stand and fight for King Richard.
The tempers of the Outlaws are tested by the newest addition to Sherwood Forest. Duncan of Stoneykirk is here and don’t they know it. All was well before, but Duncan’s fiery temperament and childish pranks have pushed the outlaws to their wits end. Someone will need to give this scottish rogue a lesson in Sherwood Forest manners. Hugh McDermott plays Duncan so well that you can actually see the annoyance on the faces of the Outlaws. This story brings in another character that will show his face throughout the series and a memorable one at that.
Marian’s hand in marriage is in the sights of a rogue crusader, Sir Hubert De Vere. His intentions for fighting with the rich knights was to find one of their daughters whom he could marry. Robin knows this man has no true intentions with Marian and speaks with her about squashing his attempts which she doesn’t believe. A trick was proposed to prove to Marian that this man was after her money. Dressed as the maid, Marian sees that Sir Hubert De Vere was a dirty scoundrel and wishes for him to leave without her hand. This plan backfires and Sir Hubert De Vere still proceeds in his attempts at getting Maid Marian. How will she get out of this debacle.
Maid Marian is beautiful, single and free to marry many eligible knights. Her desirability brings all types for her hand in marriage. Of course, Robin Hood also would like to have her hand but cannot due to his “crimes”. The man who was given to her turns out to be just seeking her money and a flirt with the maids. This being a time in history where Marian would not have the choice, she has to find a way to scare him off. Robin has a plan but it involves brute force, a cliché of men fighting for their women, but it may be the only way.
An outlaw has left the camp in the Sherwood Forest to visit his family but there are spies everywhere. All while the villagers are beginning to grumble about their conditions scaring the local elites into believing that the villagers will revolt. Just recently, Jack the wagoner was killed, most people believing the Sheriff’s men were responsible for it. The Sheriff sees his chance and charges the captured Outlaw with the murder of Jack thus reducing the attention on the Sheriff’s men. This is wrong and this Outlaw will be defended by Robin Hood and the rest of the Outlaws to save his life. The true killer must be found or the Outlaws honor and a particular Outlaw will lose the ultimate.
The Outlaws are saving their own after the Sheriff charges one of the men with a murder he couldn’t have possibly committed. No, he shouldn’t have gone out to visit his family but he just can’t be killed without a fair trial. The circumstances prove difficult to overcome until Robin comes to the rescue. This story is not a typical blame the innocent episode especially when the real killer is one of the villagers with ties with the Sheriff. The outlaws seek to defend the honour of the Outlaws because the villagers around may not trust them ever again.