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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 Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 36: The Thorkil Ghost

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.

Personal Synopsis

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.

Original Air-Date: May 28th 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Arthur Behr

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Lady Elsbeth- Barbara Mullen

Harold- Ian Whittaker

Edmund/Outlaw- Charles Stapley

Ned- John Longden

Quentin- Arthur Skinner

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Bodo- John Dearth

Noel- Michael McKeag

Page- Sandy Lyle

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 31: The Byzantine Treasure

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.


Personal Synopsis

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.

Original Air-Date: April 23rd 1956

Directed by Terence Fisher

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

Lady Leonia – Patricia Burke

Vef – William Squire

Stationarius – John Stuart

Archbishop – John Longden

Vintner/Outlaw – Arthur Skinner

Mercer – Paul Connell

Goldsmith/Outlaw – John Dearth

Spicer – Charles Stapley

Nicholas – Willoughby Gray

Armourer – Victor Woolf

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Department S Episode 10: The Treasure of the Costa del Sol

Department S_The Treasure of the Costa del Sol Title Shot

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.

Personal Synopsis

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.


The Costa del Sol, Spain


Original Air-Date: October 8, 1969

Directed by John Gilling

Written by Philip Broadley

Jason King- Peter Wyngarde

Stewart Sullivan- Joel Fabiani

Annabelle Hurst- Rosemary Nicols

Curtis Seretse- Dennis Alaba Peters

Camilo Garria- George Pastell

Elaine- Isla Blair

Maxime- John Louis Mansi

Achille- Peter Thomas

Adolfo- David Prowse

Estelle- June Abbott

Anita- Olivia Hamnett

Thorn- Peter Jay Elliot

Cal-David Gregory

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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