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.
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.
A respected knight has lost his life in the Crusades fight in the Holy Land. His estate will now pass on to his son Sir Walter Donnington, but there are conspirators vying for possession of this large property. Sir Walter is both seeking to hold off this attempt at his family’s land and also to marry the daughter of one of the conspirators. The showdown is a fight with swords that will once and for all determine who is the champion.
A classic episode of a coming of age knight defending his land and his woman from the greedy hands of the crooked lords surrounding him. The reality was sudden that a Lord can not just sit idly by, one must step up and swing swords as you do. The May Queen fits perfectly in the family tv entertainment sector of the 1950’s and still does have a decent script behind it. One of the better episodes of the season.
One of the Sheriffs men was murdered and a villager, a single father of two is implicated in the crime. As the villager beseeches Robin Hood, his children are swiftly taken to the castle of FitzUrse. The children are not adapting very well to their new life in the castle and are destined to test Sir Walter’s patience. When the children’s well being is threatened, desperate measures are taken.
One of the more family oriented episodes of the series, this story follows the plight of two children whose father has been blamed for a murder and is now on the run. Robin Hood is there to help the fugitive and also keep an eye on his children while they are in the custody of the Lord of the area. The children are clever enough to help themselves as they follow their sense of pride as freemen. A touching story of a family split apart only to be tested and strained under the lawmakers power. Luckily this is a Robin Hood tv show.
On the road through the Sherwood Forest, the Kings commissioner is attacked by fake outlaws. Robin finds a one Sir Gyles as a part of this killing party. Sir Gyles escapes. Maid Marian is taken to task at the Sheriffs residence when both the Kings commissioner and Sir Gyles are in attendance. When the commissioner is found dead all the clues point to Maid Marian’s guilt and she is arrested for murder. To stave off her judgement she claims that her judgement should be from a Trial by Battle and her champion will defend her innocence.
It is a rare episode when Marian is a focal point . Her honor is questioned by the murder charges against her. The antagonist is a powerful knight with a sharp tongue and a hate capable of murder. This story is an example of the old forms of justice that have happened in years before.
An outlaw has left the camp in the Sherwood Forest to visit his family but there are spies everywhere. All while the villagers are beginning to grumble about their conditions scaring the local elites into believing that the villagers will revolt. Just recently, Jack the wagoner was killed, most people believing the Sheriff’s men were responsible for it. The Sheriff sees his chance and charges the captured Outlaw with the murder of Jack thus reducing the attention on the Sheriff’s men. This is wrong and this Outlaw will be defended by Robin Hood and the rest of the Outlaws to save his life. The true killer must be found or the Outlaws honor and a particular Outlaw will lose the ultimate.
The Outlaws are saving their own after the Sheriff charges one of the men with a murder he couldn’t have possibly committed. No, he shouldn’t have gone out to visit his family but he just can’t be killed without a fair trial. The circumstances prove difficult to overcome until Robin comes to the rescue. This story is not a typical blame the innocent episode especially when the real killer is one of the villagers with ties with the Sheriff. The outlaws seek to defend the honour of the Outlaws because the villagers around may not trust them ever again.