A knight has been ambushed on the road and brought to the Outlaws camp for dinner. Come to find out that Sir Richard of the Lea is in his own trouble. His lands are to be given to the Abbott for failing to pay an outstanding loan which he cannot pay. Robin and the Outlaws pitch in to help Sir Richard retain his lands without conditions.
A crooked Abbott and a knight with loyalties to King Richard, of course the crew would step in to help. The knight, Sir Richard of the Lea, has his first appearance, he will become a common character as a King Richard devoted knight in this Adventures in Robin Hood series.
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.
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.
Robin has not been around for a number of days , he has been with a visiting knight named Peregrinus. There are traitors that pledge their support to King Richard the Lionheart but have now chosen to side with Prince John. Peregrinus has come from the holy land to stop Prince John’s grab for power. He asks the Outlaws to fight for him.
An outside of the box episode, bringing in Richard the Lionheart into the episodes lets us realise that Robin Hood’s existence is due to the Holy Wars. This story is filled with nationalistic pride as one could expect and rousing reason to fight. A decent episode but not significant to any continuity.
A rash of attacks have been occurring across the countryside but this time Hugh Redmond was attacked and killed. The Sheriff and his men find one of Robin Hood’s arrows in the body. He riles up the villagers against Robin and the Outlaws. Robin will need to show that he and his band are not responsible for such a horrible act and bring out those responsible. As the investigation proceeds, Robin finds a secret plan by these vandals but must expose the plan and them for all to see.
A tale of a local man being killed and Robin Hood’s arrow is in the dead body. This trick was clever but was not made in jest but by a cunning thug or thugs. The Sheriff is now after Robin Hood and he has some of the villagers on his side appealing to their hearts after a young man is lost in death and by their hero. Robin’s challenge is to expose the real culprit all while keeping his own head.
Sir Richard of the Lea has lost a duel and is not indebted to Sir Blaise. The price from his defeat is 200 gold robles but he doesn’t even have 20. So a decision must be made, Lady Leonia believes its time to marry off her son Claude to Gladys to get the dowry that would be owed. Of course its a question of whether Gladys, the young lady of marrying age, and her father actually will want the marriage to happen. Sir Richard gets the outlaws to portray important knights to show young Claudes’ strength and importance even though he is naturally a bumbler. Time is running out as Sir Blaise has come to the castle to claim his prize but the Outlaws have a trick up their sleeve but not without a fight.
A whimsical episode of love, debt and sword fights.When Sir Richard becomes indebted he is forced to find a way to pay the debt back. Naturally by gaining a dowry from a rich merchant with a lovely young daughter. This tale comes out as a tale of a more independent and savy young lady who wishes to pick her husband and not be forced into a marriage with the “tough guy”. This episode is fun to watch as the bumbling Claude tries to hold up against Robin and the Outlaws and then the two real knights as he hold his own in his own way. Good story , good screenwriting.