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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 31: Too Many Earls

The outlaws need money having no luck taking any from travellers through the Sherwood forest. Maid Marian wants to help, she comes up with a plan coincidentally while spending time with her bird watching uncle the Earl of Rochdale. A land dispute becomes the perfect opportunity to get Robin the money the best way he knows how.


Personal Synopsis

Robin Hood doesn’t lose archery tournaments. Everyone knows that. This episode includes another visit by Maid Marian’s eccentric uncle Earl of Rochdale who does not fit the stereotype of a powerful lord of the land in fact seems completely unaware of the power struggles in the kingdom. A fun to watch episode with a classic archery tournament.

Original Air-Date: April 29th 1957

Directed by Robert Day

Written by Milton Schlesinger

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Earl of Rochdale- Arthur Howard

Earl of Northgate- Victor Platt

Loud Lawrence- Nigel Davenport

Sheriff’s Captain- Peter Johnson

Sheriff’s Servant- Peter Welch

Horatio- Clive Revill

Judge- Arthur Lawrenc

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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.


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

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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