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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 7: Ransom

The Count of Severne is forced to pay a ransom for his son’s actions yet decides to tax the villagers of his land for this ransom. By chance Robin finds a frisky Sir Guy whom is on his way to pick up the ransom from the Count of Severne. After a failed attempt to appeal to Sir Guy on behalf of the villagers, Robin must find a way to help the villagers by playing the honor game himself .

Personal Synopsis

When upholding ones honor is more important than the suffering the poor must deal with it, it is only fair to have a lesson in empathy. Robin Hood plays the same game with these honor hungry counts and helps the villagers from such a deep blow to their pockets.

Original Air-Date: November 12th 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by John Dyson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Sir Guy- Paul Daneman

Count Beaumont- Robert Raglan

Count of Severne- Philip Ashley

Seneschal- Martin Lane

Edin/1st Villager- Peter Bennett

Lieutenant Howard- Edward Mulhare

Joan- Simone Lovell

Derwent- Victor Woolf

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 35: The Traitor

Coded visits by unseemly messengers brings together some very important people in the fight for the rightful king Richard the Lionheart.  These messengers are sent off with the ransom for the king, rejecting the transport authority from Queen Eleanor to Robin Hood. However before the trip was to commence the ransom money was taken by a traitor in an overnight heist. Robin with some valuable information is captured and is soon subjected to the power of the High Constable. The Outlaws will need to free Robin before he meets with the scaffolds.

Personal Synopsis

A group of mysterious men arrive at Maid Marians castle seeking the ransom money for Richard the Lionheart. The traitor from within steals the treasure and hides it in the forest but Robin has been snooping.  The men behind the traitorous man shows a greater conspiracy was at play to stop King Richard as always.

Original Air-Date: May 21st 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Norma Shannon

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Earl of Westmorland- Hugh Latimer

High Constable/Outlaw- Willoughby Gray

Henry of Exeter/Captain/Outlaw- Charles Stapley

Lord Faversham/Outlaw- John Dearth

Shaw the Tailor- John Longden

Nanny- Marie Burke

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 8: Queen Eleanor

Queen Eleanor is going around England getting funds to help the Crusades and King Richard the Lionheart. Prince John supporters wish to stop her from this fundraising effort so the Sheriff gets to work. His contribution to the Queen was only a rouse to get information on the sum of her fundraiser. Maid Marian calls for Robin to meet the Queen who tells Robin of the Sheriffs plan to alter the course she will take to escort the money to Richard. It is Robins responsibility to make sure the Sheriffs does not take away the money from the Queen but the Sheriff has a trick under his sleeve. Do not do what the enemy expects you to do is the mantra and the money must get to Richard the Lionheart.

Personal Synopsis

Queen Eleanor is here in England seeking money to help the crusades and get King Richard back to England for good. A valiant effort that Robin Hood and the Outlaws would definitely go along with. Of course the Sheriff wants the opposite and will attempt to foil the plans of Queen Eleanor. The Outlaws always seem to know when there is a trap and act accordingly. This episode is further developing the scope of reasons why Robin Hood and the Outlaws are so important for England.

Original Air-Date:  14 November 1955

Directed by Daniel Birt

Written by Paul Symonds , Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Queen Eleanor- Jill Esmond

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Count De Waldern- Ballard Berkeley

Baker/ Alfred/ Dinner Guest/ Forester- Victor Woolf

Little John- Archie Duncan

Bruno- Gerald Cross

Sir Giles- John Drake

Craxton the Forester- Willoughby Gray

Outlaw- Gabriel Toyne

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 6: A Guest for the Gallows

Taxes are getting harder to nab from the villagers. One villager, Will Stukely, can not pay so he is arrested and sentenced to be hanged. Disguised as a Butcher, Robin Hood comes into the village to help Will escape but he will have to get into the castle first. Robin’s plan is to manipulate the Sheriff into letting the villager go free by tricking the sheriff into Sherwood Forest and then holding him for ransom.

Personal Synopsis

The taxes are too damn high so of course many cannot pay it. This story of the poor villager would normally end in his death and historically speaking would have most likely but the plan Robin concocts will make sure he is let go with the highest form of ransom, the Sheriff himself. This episode shows the compassion Robin has for the villagers and also the clever ways he can have his way with the castle and guards. An easy episode with a good scene when Robin is selling his stolen slices of meat to the lady villagers.

Original Air-Date:  31 October 1955

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

2nd Tax Collector/Lame Old Man/Cedric- Victor Woolf

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Butcher- Denis Shaw

Will Stukely- Robert Desmond

Lass in Market- Jan Miller

Ned- John Drake

1st Tax Collector/Nailer- Willoughby Gray

Outlaw/Butcher in Market- Gabriel Toyne

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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 2: Bagman

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The daughter of a wealthy socialite is kidnapped and held for ransom.  Madame Anderson fears for her daughters life but must not attract the polices attention, so she contacts The Protectors.  The ransom note leads the team on a chase throughout Copenhagen.  Harry poses a threat to the kidnapper so the instructions given require that only the Contessa can deliver the ransom money. Harry must find where the young kidnapped lady is before the the kidnappers loses his patience and kills her. Information from a local fisherman leads Harry and Paul to an old fort and a standoff.

Personal Synopsis

A simple episode of kidnapping and ransom. The story could have easily been expanded into a fuller and more dramatic affair. Copenhagen looks great in 1973 which is one of the highlights of this episode. All in all an easy going kidnapping that left me wanting more.

Location

Copenhagen

Starring

Original Air-Date: 28 September 1973

Directed by John Hough

Written by Terry Nation

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Christian- Stephan Chase

Madame Anderson- Patricia Haines

Eva Anderson- Lalla Ward

Hansen- Oliver Ford Davies

Davidson- Paul Dawkins

Beck- Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt

Waiter- Gert Thynov

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete