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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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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 28: The Borrowed Baby

The Outlaws are suspected to have stolen a gold shipment but the suspicion also lies on Maid Mariam who was one of the few that knew about the shipment. Count of Severne makes a bet with the sheriff that Mariam will prove to be the spy within their midst. The plan involves a baby borrowed from its very worried parents. The baby is found in the forest but does not fit well in the forest, perhaps Mariam can help.

Personal Synopsis

If by now Maid Mariam is not under suspicion of being somehow connected to the outlaws I would be surprised. Inevitably Maid Mariam comes all too close to being exposed as a supporter of the Outlaws. This episode involves a cunning plan to catch Maid Mariam in the act of aiding the Outlaws by means of the heartstrings. A borrowed baby is used as bait but luckily the Outlaws catch wind of this plan in time.

Original Air-Date: April 8th 1957

Directed by Don Chaffey

Written by Aileen Hamilton

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Mariam- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Count of Severne- Guy Verney

Kate- Dorothy Gordon

Giles- Graham Stewart

Alison- Sylvia Kay

Molly- Megan Williams

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Man-at-arms- Paul Eddington

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