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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 34: The Little People

Traveling across Ireland in rainy conditions, Robin and the crew seeks shelter in a farm whose inhabitants believe that out in the wild live the little people, the leprechauns. After being captured Robin must prove the little peoples existence or Maid Marian will be hanged by her captors. The stories of such little tales deemed foolish are found to be true and just in time.

Personal Synopsis

“What? No cold bacon?” Friar Tuck is often hungry but now much more specific with his expectations. The Little People episode plays on the tales of the wee leprechauns but gives it a more realistic look as the reasons for their existence are not all supernatural. This heartfelt episode was easy to digest even with the classic clichés of Robin’s galant efforts.

Original Air-Date: May 20th 1957

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by James Carhardt

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Patrick Nolan- Barry Keegan

Maeve Nolan- Peggy Marshall

Brian- Colin Broadley

Deirdre- Carole Lorimer

Tim- Claude Kingston

Connor- Paul Eddington

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 33: The Mystery of Ireland’s Eye

Maid Marian’s appeals to Robin Hood and his merry men to save her uncle from trouble with the gods in Ireland. Upon arriving on the shores of this nearby island, Robin realizes the situation is much more grave than expected. Supernatural fears and an influential leader take over the island and Robin may not be powerful enough to stop it.

Personal Synopsis

Another tale away from the sherwood forest but instead of the holy land Robin faces trouble in the land called Éire. A running fear across the land intimidates Robin and his merry men but not for long as the fears started to show their realities and their vulnerability.

Original Air-Date: May 6th 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by James Carhardt

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Rolf- Eddie Byrne

Sir Edward de Courcey- A.J. Brown

Brigid- Concepta Fennell

Malloy- David Blake Kelly

Captain- Nigel Davenport

Seaman- Ronald Hines

Dickon- Jefferson Clifford

Serf- Graham Stewart

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 32: Highland Fling

Friar Tuck and Robin Hood are on a mission to retrieve a box of gold from the scottish King William. On his way, Robin encounters an old friend Duncan of Stoneykirk who is leading his own band of outlaws. Once reached, King Williams is not as eager to offer the box of gold to Kind Richard as he once was. Robin is now faced with saving the gold from those whom wish to take it whoever that may be.

 

Personal Synopsis

Hugh McDermott comes back as Duncan of Stoneykirk in this episode, bringing back memories of Duncan’s visit to the Sherwood Forest 2 years before. Scotland is not so often brought up in the storyline of Robin Hood yet it was not so far away to believe that it didn’t play a stronger role in Englands struggles. It goes without saying that Robin Hood again must take the torch for King Richard, bringing back the goods offered to the Lionheart by the King of Scotland only to be destined for an adventure.

Original Air-Date: May 6th 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Leighton Reynolds

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Duncan of Stoneykirk- Hugh McDermott

Meg- Hilary Paterson

Davey- Andrew Faulds

Malcom- Graham Stewart

King William- Duncan McIntyre

Treasurer- Jock McKay

Hermit- Raymond Ray

Baron Mornay- Paul Eddington

Landlord- Victor Woolf

 

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 31: Too Many Earls

The outlaws need money having no luck taking any from travellers through the Sherwood forest. Maid Marian wants to help, she comes up with a plan coincidentally while spending time with her bird watching uncle the Earl of Rochdale. A land dispute becomes the perfect opportunity to get Robin the money the best way he knows how.

 

Personal Synopsis

Robin Hood doesn’t lose archery tournaments. Everyone knows that. This episode includes another visit by Maid Marian’s eccentric uncle Earl of Rochdale who does not fit the stereotype of a powerful lord of the land in fact seems completely unaware of the power struggles in the kingdom. A fun to watch episode with a classic archery tournament.

Original Air-Date: April 29th 1957

Directed by Robert Day

Written by Milton Schlesinger

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Earl of Rochdale- Arthur Howard

Earl of Northgate- Victor Platt

Loud Lawrence- Nigel Davenport

Sheriff’s Captain- Peter Johnson

Sheriff’s Servant- Peter Welch

Horatio- Clive Revill

Judge- Arthur Lawrenc

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 30: Food for Thought

There is an uproar in Upper Minton after Count Olivier demanded a new tax to be levied. The villagers are certain that this new tax will rob them of their food supply for the rest of the year so they beseech Robin Hood for help.

Personal Synopsis

The threat of starvation has taken many people to extreme lengths. When Count Olivier hands down another tax, the villagers see pending famine across their lands and begin to sure up their own food supply. Robin Hood comes in to help and has the chance to save the villagers by feeding the Count Olivier his just desserts.

Original Air-Date: April 15th 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Sidney Wells

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Count Olivier- John Sharplin

Seneschal- Patrick Troughton

Sam Ludlow- Meredith Edwards

Tom Barker- Duncan Lamont

Master Weylin- Emrys Leyshon

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Master Maurice- Charles Lloyd Pack

Scullion- Bruce Sharman

Villager- Dervis Ward

 

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