The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 38: The Road in the Air

Sir William is imposing a toll on anyone using the road on his land to reach Tom the millers mill. Most villagers cannot pay the toll so will have to find other mills for their grains. Tom the miller is faced with a hard decision, sell the mill to Sir William or defiantly oppose this cheap blackmail trick.

 

Personal Synopsis

How could you make bread without a mill to grind your grain? Throughout human history this could of meant the end however this tale includes a Robin Hood. Tom the miller must find a way to get around the efforts of the greedy Sir Williams to take over his mill. Entails is a high flying grinding adventure.

Original Air-Date: June 17th 1957

Directed by Robert Day

Written by Carol Warner Gluck

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Sir William- Laurence Hardy

Claude the Senechal- Nigel Davenport

Notary- Ronald Hines

Hugh- Arthur Skinner

Andrew- Graham Stewart

Derwent- Victor Woolf

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 37: The Path of True Love

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.

Personal Synopsis

 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

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 36: The Frightened Tailor

There’s a list around of those in Nottingham who are loyal to King Richard. One of those on the list is the court appointed tailor for the sheriff of nottingham. For fear of being exposed, the tailor inadvertently finds a way to hide this information from the sheriffs soldiers.

 

Personal Synopsis

Szekial the Tailor is in a conundrum, his handiwork is now in the hands of the sheriff but with an additional feature to the cloak. The list that has the names of “traitors” against prince john has gotten far too close the the sheriffs hand. Robin must retrieve this list to save all those written on it.

Original Air-Date: June 3rd 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Michael Sayers

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Szekial the Tailor- Hugh Burden

Waldo- Graham Stewart

Lieutenant- David Williams

Seneschal- Michael Peake

Ned Carter- Ronald Hines

Sentry- Nigel Davenport

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 35: The Infidel

An infidel from the holy land has been captured, to be used in exchange of a captured noble englishman. To do so the captured Ali ben Azra must get to the homeland with an escort. Sir James is not excited with having his uncle back in England for fear of losing his riches so he acts to stop the exchange.

Personal Synopsis

It is a pleasant surprise to see Alex Scott’s first appearance in this show. His roles often do not vary but he does well playing the crook or the murderer. In this episode, we are exposed to the enemy the english are fighting in the holy wars and find out that even the savages or heathens can be decent people.

Original Air-Date: May 27th 1957

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Basil Dawson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Ali ben Azra- Francis Matthews

Sir James- Nigel Davenport

Lucas- Alex Scott

Baron Mark- Noel Coleman

Father Justice- Roland Bartrop

William- Graham Stewart

Egar- Ronald Hines

Simon- Edmond Warwick

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 34: The Little People

Traveling across Ireland in rainy conditions, Robin and the crew seeks shelter in a farm whose inhabitants believe that out in the wild live the little people, the leprechauns. After being captured Robin must prove the little peoples existence or Maid Marian will be hanged by her captors. The stories of such little tales deemed foolish are found to be true and just in time.

Personal Synopsis

“What? No cold bacon?” Friar Tuck is often hungry but now much more specific with his expectations. The Little People episode plays on the tales of the wee leprechauns but gives it a more realistic look as the reasons for their existence are not all supernatural. This heartfelt episode was easy to digest even with the classic clichés of Robin’s galant efforts.

Original Air-Date: May 20th 1957

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by James Carhardt

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Patrick Nolan- Barry Keegan

Maeve Nolan- Peggy Marshall

Brian- Colin Broadley

Deirdre- Carole Lorimer

Tim- Claude Kingston

Connor- Paul Eddington

 

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