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.
“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.
Harolds father is dead, rumour has it that he had been killed by a ghost but Robin doesn’t believe it. The land for which the castle lies upon is connected with a story of an old Viking named Thorkil and his tomb being filled with treasure from many of his raids. The Outlaws join in on unveiling the mystery of the ghost of Thorkil and the find the murderer of Harolds father. The Thorkil ghost shows itself sparking the chase for answers which comes from an unlikely source. The search for the supernatural becomes futile as real lives are threatened.
A sordid tale of greed, a viking and a fantastic treasure. The Thorkil Ghost brings vikings into the Robin Hood world in this story of a lost treasure and the ghost that aims to kill. Captivated by a new storyline and the historical connection of vikings occupation of the British Isles this episode is a great watch and a lot of notable regular actors such as Ian Whittaker.
Robin and the Outlaws come across a group of travellers who were hiding a valuable treasure. Delighted by this new addition to their dwindling coffers, the Outlaws joy will soon be squashed by the reality of where this treasure had come from. Now the beautifully crafted items are to be given to Sir Richard of the Lea for his continued service to the true crown. However Sir Richards clumsiness causes the prying vultures to come to his castle to take the treasure for themselves.
The Byzantine Treasure episode shows an unique side to the Outlaws, where their obvious frustration is seen at not being able to keep the treasure for themselves. A clearly human reaction. The story follows a treasure of gold plates made in the Byzantine Empire that are cherished and prized by many. This allots for the good vs. evil scenario that plays heavily throughout the series. A fun episode but nothing to write home about.
Off the coast of Spain lies a treasure, its in the most peculiar place and with a side of backstabbing. Two crooks lie dead on the coast and police are baffled. Something smells fishy. One of the men had a booklet with over 50 different women names in it, a perfect situation for Jason to investigate. This string of beautiful ladies lead to a trail of counterfeit currency which is nearly perfect to the naked eye. As Department S narrows its focus it becomes clear the complex form of trafficking this currency was put out in the market. It all comes to a climax and in the end someones fish is cooked.
This episode is fun and good on the eyes. There are more beautiful women in this episode than any prior and none of them are painted in a bad light. Initially the complex nature of the crime seemed very fishy, pardon the pun, and would be considered sincerely outlandish. But this is television and the show was entertaining with an edge of suspense.