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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 13: The Friar’s Pilgrimage

There is only one jar of honey left in the camp and with winter coming the outlaws will need to learn beekeeping. Friar Tuck is making a pilgrimage to Canterbury but Canterbury is in Kent a place known for its honey so Robin decides to join him. On the way reaches a town where a witch hunt is on. Robins interference creates an even greater sticky situation than running out of honey.  With some witchery Robin can finally get back to the sherwood forest where he can only worry about getting honey.

Personal Synopsis

A lack of honey and a friars pilgrimage creates the motivations within this episode.  They both come across a village in distress to find a one Count Deprez on a witchhunt. However this witchhunt is merely a part of a power struggle between Lady Margaret and Deprez. Robin is now victim to this and is placed behind steel bars in the jail but for how long. Not the most elegant of episodes as the story somehow became too complicated and the performances show some drag amongst the actors.

Original Air-Date: December 24th 1956

Directed by Arthur Crabtree

Written by Peter Key

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Lady Margaret- Greta Gynt

Alice- Maureen Davis

Count Deprez- Paul Eddington

Edward- Shaun O’Riordan

Blacksmith- Dervis Ward

Constable- Patrick Troughton

1st. Soldier- Peter Retey

2nd. Soldier- Mark Hashfield

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 3: Blackmail

A cart of wine is taken from the sheriff’s men by Robin Hood and Little John. The wine is normally a big take but learning of a visit by Prince John becomes an even more important take. With the region of Nottingham suffering, Robin Hood helps Sir Richard of the Lea with supplies for the incoming prince’s entourage. A scheming runaway soldier finds out the secrets of Sir Richard and Marian’s connections. He blackmails Sir Richard with evidence of his friendship with Robin Hood and threatens to sell this information to the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin has a trick up his sleeve for the blackmailer which will turn the tables on his game.

Personal Synopsis

A tale of blackmail, a crime of opportunity and a witty outlaw. The rouge Lukas stumbles upon a great opportunity as Sir Richard and Robin Hood are seen together. He attempts to blackmail Sir Richard and finds himself in a trick play by Robin Hood. This will caste suspicion on the Sheriff’s devotion to Prince John.

Original Air-Date: October 15th 1956

Directed by Bernard Knowles

Written by Paul Symonds

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sir Richard of the Lea- Ian Hunter

Lucas- Anthony Dawson

Lady Leonia- Patricia Burke

Ulf- Edward Mulhare

Bafe- Willoughby Gray

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Lescaux- Paul Hansard

Sheriff’s Steward- Peter Bennett

Guard- Shaun O’Riordan

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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 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 😉 “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 32: Secret Mission

Peregrinus is in Nottingham seeking out Robin Hood and has a couple of surprises for the outlaws. When the Sheriff stumbles across the Outlaws camp with an unconditional pardon, everyone becomes suspicious with the terms but the idea of a free pardon is still appealing. However, in order receive this generous offer they must be willing to fight for Prince Johns army. This calls into question the loyalty of the Outlaws and Peregrinus is watching intently to see whom the Outlaws will side with. To stop the Sheriff and Prince Johns soldiers, Robin Hood is joined by Peregrinus to fight off the tricks by Prince John, with royal consequences.

Personal Synopsis

One of the coming home episodes for the mythical King Richard the Lionheart. We follow Preregrinus as he finds Robin and the crew to help thwart some evil deeds being plotted by Prince John and his men. A mildly plotted yet entertaining episode Secret Mission is one of our few looks at the elusive King Richard. Not bad and not great.

Original Air-Date: April 30th 1956

Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Written by Ralph Smart

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Peregrinus- Patrick Barr

Wulfric- John Longden

Will- Charles Stapley

Innkeeper/Outlaw- Paul Connell

Derwent/Knight- Victor Woolf

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