The Adventures of Robin Hood

Adventures_Robin_Hood_opening

The Adventures of Robin Hood was a popular British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes. It starred Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, theSheriff of Nottingham. The show aired weekly between 1955 and 1960 onITV in the UK, and between 1955 and 1959 on CBS in the US. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men inSherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show’s writers and producers.

The program was produced by Sapphire Films Ltd for ITC Entertainment, was filmed at Nettlefold Studios with some location work, and was the first of many big-budget shows commissioned by Lew Grade. In 1954, Grade was approached by American producer Hannah Weinstein to finance a series of 39 half hour episodes, at a budget of £100,000 an episode, of a series she wished to make called ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’, for which she had already signed Richard Greene to the project as Robin Hood and been given the backing of US distribution company, Official Films, who were confident of selling it to the US market. Grade was so impressed by her proposal that he agreed immediately to back the series, hopeing to make large profits by selling programs to the lucrative American market.[citation needed] In the UK, the series premiered on ATV London on 24th September 1955, the US premiere was on 26th September 1955 by CBS, ATV Midlands began the series on 17th February 1956, the series had a staggered start across the other regions from 1956-1961 as the ITV regional stations came on-air for the first time in the UK. The series was shot on 35mm film to provide the best possible picture quality, and had fade-outs where US commercials were intended to slot in.


Episodes

Season 1 / Episode 1 / The Coming of Robin Hood

RobinHood_The Coming of Robin Hood09

Season 1 / Episode 2 / The Moneylender

RobinHood_The Moneylender Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 3 / Dead or Alive

RobinHood_Dead or Alive06

Season 1 / Episode 4 / Friar Tuck

RobinHood_Friar Tuck03

Season 1 / Episode 5 / Maid Marian

RobinHood_Maid Marian08

Season 1 / Episode 6 / A Guest for the Gallows

RobinHood_A Guest for the Gallows06

Season 1 / Episode 7 / The Challenge

RobinHood_The Challenge06

Season 1 / Episode 8 / Queen Eleanor

RobinHood_Queen Eleanor Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 9 / Checkmate

RobinHood_Checkmate Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 10 / The Ordeal

RobinHood_The Ordeal Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 11 / A Husband for Marian

RobinHood_A Husband for Marian Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 12 / The Highlander

RobinHood_The Highlander Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 13 / The Youngest Outlaw

RobinHood_The Youngest Outlaw Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 14 / The Betrothal

RobinHood_The Betrothal Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 15 / The Alchemist

RobinHood_The Alchemist Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 16 / The Jongleur

RobinHood_The Jongleur Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 17 / The Brothers

RobinHood_The Brothers Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 18 / The Intruders

RobinHood_The Intruders Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 19 / The Sheriff’s Boots

RobinHood_The Sheriff's Boots Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 20 / Errand of Mercy

RobinHood_Errand of Mercy Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 21 / The Vandals

RobinHood_The Vandals Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 22 / Richard the Lion-Heart

RobinHood_Richard the Lion-Heart Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 23 / Ladies of Sherwood

RobinHood_Ladies of Sherwood Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 24 / Will Scarlet

RobinHood_Will Scarlet Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 25 / The Deserted Castle

RobinHood_The Deserted Castle Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 26 / The Miser

RobinHood_The Miser Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 27 / Trial by Battle

RobinHood_Trial by Battle Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 28 / Children of the Greenwood

RobinHood_Children of the Greenwood Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 29 / The May Queen

RobinHood_The May Queen Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 30 / The Wanderer

RobinHood_The Wanderer Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 31 / The Byzantine Treasure

RobinHood_The Byzantine Treasure Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 32 / Secret Mission

RobinHood_Secret Mission Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 33 / The Inquisitor

RobinHood_The Inquisitor Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 34 / Tables Turned

RobinHood_Tables Turned Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 35 / The Traitor

RobinHood_The Traitor Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 36 / The Thorkil Ghost

RobinHood_The Thorkil Ghost Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 37 / The Knight Who Came to Dinner

RobinHood_The Knight Who Came To Dinner Title Shot

 

Season 1 / Episode 38 / The Wager

RobinHood_The Wager Title Shot

Season 1 / Episode 39 / The Prisoner

RobinHood_The Prisoner Title Shot

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s