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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 27: The York Treasure

An old friend Joseph of Cordoba and a young companion Esther are in Nottingham forest to find Robin Hood. There plight to assist refugees escaping persecution in Europe by ship has met its own troubles. They must safe guard the York treasure from the prying arms of Malbete and the Sheriff of Nottingham and safely hand it over to the ships crew. Robin Hood and Little John will join Esther in reaching the coast to receive the ship of refugees and to protect the York Treasure.

Personal Synopsis

“The two are inseparable just like noodles and soup” . The York Treasure speaks loudly about the persecution of minorities and the xenophobic nature of those who are unfamiliar with those minorities. It is easy to see the parallels being drawn between the refugees in this episode and the real life persecutions of the jews who in recent history suffered under oppression by those who did not accept them. This strong voiced and provacative episode is notable for such an effort to infuse such a highly contentious political subject into this series. Clare Thorne should have had more than just one episode to her credit.

Original Air-Date: April 1st 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Clare Thorne

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Esther- Helena de Crespo

Joseph of Cordoba- Karel Stepanek

Malbete- Allan Cuthbertson

Alfred- Emrys Leyshon

Aaron- Paul Eddington

Fisherman- Wilfrid Brambell

Large Man- Desmond Roberts

Drinker- Edmond Warwick

 

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The Baron Episode 22: Night of the Hunter

Night of the Hunter Title Shot

Madame Nicharos, the wife of the ex-president, is being held prisoner by the current head of the government the General of the military forces. She is being blackmail for her life to sign papers stating her now dead husband did commit treasonous acts against the country. She refuses and is lucky enough to escape the death penalty by some rebel supporters who help her escape. Mannering is in the country to give Madame Nicharos her money back from a previous transfer. The General threatens Mannering to not help Madame Nicharos or risk his own death. Mannering is not waived by this threat and attempts to transfer the money to Madame Nicharos nonetheless. There are tails and the transfer fails leaving Mannering close to death. The hunt is on for the Madame since the General is desperately trying to find her and Mannering is determined to help her, his old friend.  An escape plan has been arranged for Madame Nicharos to leave the country, away from the tyrannical regime now in power. Her only mode of escape is by boat and the captain of the ship is not the most trustworthy of captains. The General is closing in and the escape plan is closing in on itself.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is generally a good watch.  The vagueness of the country and the Generals name is one of the things I noticed about the writing, it seems like a cheap and easy episode but I may be wrong. This tale is about a regime change from Democracy to a Dictatorship and the wrangling between powerful influences. The rebel force is powerful but the military might is even stronger. Its funny to believe that one antique dealer can cause the collapse of a country’s leadership.

Starring

 Original Air-date: 15 February 1967

Directed by Robert Asher

Written by Terry Nation

The Baron- Steve Forrest

Cordelia Winfield- Sue Lloyd

The General- Derek Godfrey

Madame Nicharos- Katharine Blake

Daniella- Zeph Gladstone

Capt. Brandt- Walter Gotell

Stavaros- Garfield Morgan

Nicholas- David Garfield

Cravos- David Nettheim

Peter- Peter Bourne

Mikos- Clive Cazes

Seaman- Eric Mason

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