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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 34: Tables Turned

Big mouthed soldiers are escorting a collection of jewels through the forest, which is bound to be ambushed by the Outlaws. The jewels the outlaws were expecting turned out to be jewels of a more living kind. These treasures make a mess of the Outlaws and their camp but a mystery remains as to where they truly belong. Robins real mess becomes his own when he is captured likely to be sentenced to death. It will take at least a small effort to get Robin out of danger and small ideas.

Personal Synopsis

The kids are treasures indeed ūüėČ “Tables Turned” finds the outlaws stuck with a problem they didn’t anticipate in what should have been a¬†typical¬†road ambush. In a time period where children should be seen and not heard, this show gives the children some power and even a subtle insert into the writing by Anne Rodney that stated the undervalued fight for gender¬†equality.

Original Air-Date: May 14th 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Anne Rodney

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Maid Marian-¬†Bernadette O’Farrell

Count Leger- John Longden

Suzette- Pamela Ann Davy

Francois- Andrew de la Motte

Nurse- Nora Gordon

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Joan- Helen Forrest

Much- Arthur Skinner

Hubert/Quentin- John Dearth

William/Outlaw- Charles Stapley

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 29: The May Queen

A respected knight has lost his life in the Crusades fight in the Holy Land. His estate will now pass on to his son Sir Walter Donnington, but there are conspirators vying for possession of this¬†large property. ¬†Sir Walter is both seeking to hold off this attempt at his family’s land and also to marry the daughter of one of the conspirators. The showdown is a fight with swords that will once and for all determine who is the champion.

 

Personal Synopsis

A classic episode of a coming of age knight defending his land and his woman from the greedy hands of the crooked lords surrounding him. The reality was sudden that a Lord can not just sit idly by, one must step up and swing swords as you do. The May Queen fits perfectly in the family tv entertainment sector of the 1950’s and still does have a decent script behind it. One of the better episodes of the season.

Original Air-Date: April 9th 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Ralph Smart

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Genevieve Blackstone –¬†Gillian Sterrett

Sir Walter Donnington –¬†Ian Bannen

Lady Donnington –¬†Dulcie Bowman

Lord Blackstone –¬†John Longden

Count de Clifford –¬†John Dearth

Stranger –¬†Charles Stapley

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 28: Children of the Greenwood

One of the Sheriffs men was murdered and a villager, a single father of two is implicated in the crime. As the villager beseeches Robin Hood, his children are swiftly taken to the castle of FitzUrse. The children are not adapting very well to their new life in the castle and are destined to test Sir Walter’s patience. ¬†When the children’s well being is threatened, desperate measures are taken.

Personal Synopsis

One of the more family oriented episodes of the series, this story follows the plight of two children whose father has been blamed for a murder and is now on the run. Robin Hood is there to help the fugitive and also keep an eye on his children while they are in the custody of the Lord of the area. The children are clever enough to help themselves as they follow their sense of pride as freemen. A touching story of a family split apart only to be tested and strained under the lawmakers power. Luckily this is a Robin Hood tv show.

Original Air-Date: April 2nd 1956

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by John Cousins

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian-¬†Bernadette O’Farrell

Alice A’Bland –¬†Jane Asher

Oswald A’Bland –¬†Peter Asher

Arthur A’Bland –¬†Arthur Skinner

Walter FitzUrse –¬†John Longden

Sergeant at Arms –¬†Willoughby Gray

Dick the Smith/Outlaw –¬†Charles Stapley

John the Cook/Outlaw –¬†John Dearth

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 27: Trial by Battle

On the road through the Sherwood Forest, the Kings commissioner is attacked by fake outlaws. Robin finds a one Sir Gyles as a part of this killing party. Sir Gyles escapes. Maid Marian is taken to task at the Sheriffs residence when both the Kings commissioner and Sir Gyles are in attendance. When the commissioner is found dead all the clues point to Maid Marian’s guilt and she is arrested for murder. To stave off her judgement she claims that her judgement should be from a Trial by Battle and her champion will defend her innocence.

Personal Synopsis

It is a rare episode when Marian is a focal point . Her honor is questioned by the murder charges against her. The antagonist is a powerful knight with a sharp tongue and a hate capable of murder. This story is an example of the old forms of justice that have happened in years before.

Original Air-Date: March 26th 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Arthur Behr

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian-¬†Bernadette O’Farrell

King’s commissioner-¬†Hal Osmond

Sir Gyles of Wren- John Longden

Sir Walter of the Glen- Nicholas Parsons

Sir Hubert the Stout- Barry Shawzin

Earl of Drune/Outlaw- Willoughby Gray

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