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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 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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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 10: The Ordeal

An outlaw has left the camp in the Sherwood Forest to visit his family but there are spies everywhere. All while the villagers are beginning to grumble about their conditions¬†scaring the local elites into believing that the villagers will revolt. Just recently, Jack the wagoner was killed,¬†most people believing the Sheriff’s men were responsible for it. The Sheriff sees his chance and charges the captured Outlaw with the murder of Jack thus reducing the attention on the Sheriff’s men. This is wrong and this Outlaw will¬†be defended by Robin Hood and the rest of the Outlaws to save his life. The true killer must be found¬†or the Outlaws honor and a particular Outlaw will lose the ultimate.

Personal Synopsis

The Outlaws are saving their own after the Sheriff charges one of the men with a murder he couldn’t have possibly committed. No, he shouldn’t have gone out to visit his family but he just can’t be killed without a fair trial. The circumstances prove difficult to overcome until Robin comes to the rescue. This story is not a typical blame the innocent episode especially when the real killer is one of the villagers with ties with the Sheriff. The outlaws seek to defend the honour of the Outlaws because the villagers around may not trust them ever again.

Original Air-Date:  28 November 1955

Directed by Daniel Birt

Written by Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Maid Marian-¬†Bernadette O’Farrell

Wilfred- Victor Woolf

Little John- Archie Duncan

Edgar- Alfie Bass

Matilda- Dorothy Alison

Humphrey- Willoughby Gray

Alvin- John Drake

Countess- Diana Beaumont

Outlaw- Gabriel Toyne

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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The Zoo Gang Season 1 Episode 5: The Counterfeit Trap

A shipment being pick up along side the beach ends in a murder and the Zoo Gang have a large suitcase of cash. This could only end in tears as a counterfeit money gang tighten their grip. ¬†Manouche finds a suspicious bill at Judge Gautier’s house but this doesn’t mean the case is getting warm.

Personal Synopsis

The Counterfeit Trap displays more reasons for why acting can change a story. Albeit the storyline is complex and timely develops into a drama filled episode. There are some great moving shots, for instance as Brian Keith is taken down into a boat and the camera sweeps through the hull. I enjoyed this episode for its locations and great story.


Original Air-Date:  3 May 1974

Directed by John Hough

Written by John Kruse

Thomas ‘The Elephant’ Devon-¬†John Mills

Stephen ‘The Fox’ Halliday-¬†Brian Keith

Manouche ‘The Leopard’ Roget-¬†Lilli Palmer

Alec ‘The Tiger” Marlowe-¬†Barry Morse

Lt Georges Roget- Michael Petrovitch

Jill Burton- Seretta Wilson

Raoul- Stephan Chase

Carlo- Mark Colleano

Judge Gautier- Peter Cushing

Nico- Chris Dillinger

Pierre- Leon Lissek

Paul Sabot- Philip Madoc

Brigitte Gautier- Jacqueline Pearce

Challon- Anthony Stamboulieh

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