Robin Hoods loyalty is typically uncontested by the merry men and the villagers but when a new stranger joins the outlaws this appears to change. He tells tales of dishonesty, where Robin has not upheld the principles of the outlaws. Now that an outlaw has been captured by the sheriff, the other outlaws are torn between believing this new charismatic stranger in their midst or having faith in Robin Hood truest intentions.
Funny thing trying to entrap Robin Hood. After so many attempts by the sheriff to foil the outlaws plans, the sheriff began to concoct a trap by infiltrating the outlaws in the sherwood forest. The circumstances lead to doubt of Robins sincerity in staving off the sheriffs will upon the villagers. However no matter how much evidence mounts against Robin, his heart shines through.
The knight of the Black Patch is in the shire and he is causing trouble. Maid Marion must host Sir Dunstan of Travers but is now close enough to hear about a trap to be set for Robin Hood. It is her mission to send word to the Outlaws before the trap ensnares Robin Hood or even her.
The Black Patch comes to town to capture the prized outlaw Robin Hood. His patch is an icon for his commitment to Prince John until he brings back the menace of nottingham forest. A relatively tame episode of entrapment and near capture. Bernard Bresslaw, known for his work in the Carry on films, shows up in one of his first roles on television.
A new tax is levied against those in Nottingham while a minstrel sings the songs of glorious Richard the Lion-Heart. The Sheriff must do away with this nonsense and tries to arrest the minstrel to no avail. Escaping he finds himself in the hands of the Outlaws amongst an eager to be entertained crowd. Robin Hood is looking to get back the villagers the tax that was added to their regular taxes but he’ll have to get into the Earl of Belmont’s castle. Robin asks Bartholomew, the minstrel, to help them infiltrate the castle by joining him as his magicians helpers. An easy task that would work in most cases, except there’s a lot more to juggle than balls.
A fascinating episode where we see a typical trick by an undercover agent but this one works masterfully. The Jongleur plays his role well and gets everyone believing him. When Nottingham is subjected to even harsher taxes the Outlaws desperately need to get back the money taken away from the villagers. The quality of writing is evident in this first season and it does strike me that even after watching most of the series episodes I still enjoy these first season episodes.