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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 29: The Black Five

Duke DeMoreville has his eyes on Nottingham and the sheriffs job. His reputation of torture and murdering villagers in his shire has reach the ears of those in Nottingham. Robin Hood and the outlaws see the danger in Duke DeMoreville taking power. The Sheriff and the outlaws uncharacteristically work together to stop the Duke from enacting his deadly authority upon those in Nottingham.

 

Personal Synopsis

The Black Five is a rare episode when both the sheriff and the outlaws actually need to work together. The risk is just too great for both parties when the Duke comes to town. Robin saves the life of the sheriff, uses pigeons for his clever tricks and ensures himself extra riches that can go to support the villagers of Nottingham.

Original Air-Date: April 15th 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Michael Sayers

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Earl de Moreville- Patrick Cargill

De Moreville’s Senechal- Manning Wilson

Sheriff’s Senechal- Dennis Edwards

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Wounded Man- Peter Welch

Sheriff’s Lieutenant- Peter Retey

Messenger- Graham Stewart

Man-at-arms- Gordon Whiting

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 26: The Dowry

A merchant from London and his daughter Bess are making their way through Nottingham Forest. Their journey is to bring Sir Harold a dowry for the marriage to Bess. The outlaws miss their chance to steal the dowry but end up with an even greater prize to bargain with.

Personal Synopsis

A tale of love doesn’t often involve a dowry or an outlaw for that matter. This episode includes that and also tells the story of a father whom would offer his daughter to a questionable man with only the intent to become a noble himself. Despite this almost inevitable marriage the outlaws find a way to convince otherwise.

Original Air-Date: March 25th 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Neil R. Collins 

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Bess- Jeanette Hutchinson

Garth- David Cameron

Sir Harold- Paul Eddington

Judd- William Mervyn

Alan-a-Dale- John Schlesinger

Man-at-arms- Edmond Warwick

 

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 1: A Village Wooing

Wat Longfellow is rethinking his love life as the object of his desire, Winifred, who becomes available after the death of her husband. However the challenge is greater than expected, the Bailiff Baldwin also has his eyes on the widow and is using his position of power to take advantage of her and Longfellow. The outlaws join in with Wat as he tries to woo Winifred to marry him. Bailiff Baldwin begins to blackmail Winifred, dangling her farm as bait as he tries to force her to accept his hand in marriage. As the deadline looms, the Outlaws have a scheme to help Wat Longfellow and the Widow Winifred from the treachery of Bailiff Baldwin.

Personal Synopsis

The beginning of the second seasons starts with a love story and a great cast. Donald Pleasence plays the antagonist of the story all too well but who is complaining really. This easy to follow love story plot that will not settle well for most progressively minded egalitarians, has a deeper story to tell of a woman’s abilities being questioned and the men that come to the rescue in one way or another.

Original Air-Date: October 1st 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Neil R. Collins

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Bailiff Baldwin- Donald Pleasence

Widow Winifred- Betty Impey

Wat Longfellow- Leslie Phillips

Guard Commander- Peter Bennett

Sir Godfrey- Willoughby Gray

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Quentin- Paul Hansard

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