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The Adventures of Robin Hood


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    The Adventures of Robin Hood     19551958     available on [DVD]


September 26, 1955
Season 1, Episode 1

The Coming Of Robin Hood

Robin of Locksley returns home from fighting in the Crusades to find Prince John has assumed power of the area and the Normans have seized Robin's land along with that of other Saxons.
October 3, 1955
Season 1, Episode 2

The Moneylender

Robin has been recruited by Scatlock to join his gang of outlaws. He must first rob the purse of the moneylender who has impossed a high tax on the people.
October 10, 1955
Season 1, Episode 3

Dead or Alive

Little John has escaped from his feudal lord only to be caught by the sheriff of Nottingham in a tavern. He is promised his freedom if he goes into Sherwood and brings back Robin.
October 17, 1955
Season 1, Episode 4

Friar Tuck

Friar Tuck needs the help of Robin to wed two lovers after finding out the bride is promised to another she doesn't love.
October 24, 1955
Season 1, Episode 5

Maid Marion

Robin gets put in a perilous position after the outlaws waylay a courier. Maid Marion is suspected as being an enemy of the gang of outlaws.
October 31, 1955
Season 1, Episode 6

A Guest for the Gallows

Robin disguises himself as a butcher and creates a disturbance, in order to get an audience with the sheriff and stop the hanging of Will Stutely
November 7, 1955
Season 1, Episode 7

The Challenge

Sir Richard of the Lea and the Sheriff of Nottingham set up a contest to see which man is the better bowman - the Sheriff's contestant, which he claims is the finest in the land , or Robin.
November 14, 1955
Season 1, Episode 8

Queen Eleanor

The Queen Mother, Eleanor of Acquitaine has arrived to collect donations to help with King Richard's fight against the Saracens. Marian convinces Eleanor to let Robin help her escape freely from Nottingham after hearing of the Sheriffs plot to rob her.
November 21, 1955
Season 1, Episode 9


The Count de Waldern finds he has unwanted guests after inviting Maid Marian for dinner.
November 28, 1955
Season 1, Episode 10

The Ordeal

Edgar, an outlaw gang member is sentenced to grab an iron bar from a boiling cauldron after being falsely accused for the murder of Jack the Wagoner.
December 5, 1955
Season 1, Episode 11

A Husband For Marian

Marian's father, away at the Crusades, arranges her marriage to Sir Hubert, a gold digging Knight.
December 12, 1955
Season 1, Episode 12

The Highlander

Duncan, a Highlander, arrives in Sherwood Forest to visit Robin Hood, and hangs around Robin's gang, irritating Robin by flirting with Lady Marian, but what are his real plans?
December 19, 1955
Season 1, Episode 13

The Youngest Outlaw

The future King of England, Prince Arthur is lost in the greenwood. Robin finds him and works to return him to his mother Constance, Duchess of Brittany, while Little John teaches the boy outlaw ways.
December 26, 1955
Season 1, Episode 14

The Betrothal

Sir Richard of the Lea, seeking approval to get his son married off to the lovely Lady Gladys, enlists Robin to help persuade her father that his son is suitable.
January 2, 1956
Season 1, Episode 15

The Alchemist

A village woman, whose son is an outlaw, is accused of witchcraft for smelting gold coins from stolen plates. Robin must rescue her before she is burned at the stake for consorting with the Devil.
January 9, 1956
Season 1, Episode 16

The Jongleur

A Jongleur, Bartholomew, upsets The Sheriff of Nottingham and ends up as Robin's guest for dinner. He is soon recruited to help Robin and Little John in a plan to relieve the Sheriff of unfair tax money.
January 16, 1956
Season 1, Episode 17

The Brothers

Robin and Friar Tuck help a poor serf to enter the Monastery at Whitby. However the young man is forced to flee when the Sheriff has his twin brother thrown into prison on trumped up charges.
January 23, 1956
Season 1, Episode 18

The Intruders

When Robin discovers that two students have been committing robberies and claiming to be his men, Robin and Marian teach them a lesson they'll not forget.
January 30, 1956
Season 1, Episode 19

The Sheriff's Boots

Having tried all the boots in Nottingham, the Sheriff finds wonderful boots in the village of Retford. However he soon learns who makes them, and is easily persuaded to let the merchants of Nottingham have their way with the village.
February 6, 1956
Season 1, Episode 20

Errand of Mercy

An epidemic of Saint Anthony's Fire is running rampant throughout Nottingham, and it's up to Little John and Robin to deliver much needed supplies to the city, in order to help the poor. However they are discovered and Robin is wounded in battle. It's up to Little John to save the day.
February 13, 1956
Season 1, Episode 21

The Vandals

Masked raiders have slain Ralph Redman and burnt his home, leaving an arrow that points to Robin as the culprit. Robin seeks out the truth at Wells Castle and its new owner Baron Hubert. Has his desire to possess his own hunting grounds led him to murder those in his way?
February 20, 1956
Season 1, Episode 22

Richard the Lion-Heart

Having obtained the list of traitors conspiring to put Prince John on the throne, King Richard/Peregrinus plans to capture the rebel lords' leader, Count de Belvoir, the Earl of Huntingdon.
February 27, 1956
Season 1, Episode 23

Ladies of Sherwood

When the town gates are closed to all men until after a hanging, Robin Hood attempts entry disguised as a woman only to be discovered and imprisoned.
March 5, 1956
Season 1, Episode 24

Will Scarlet

At the Blue Boar Inn, Robin and Little John walk in on the garishly dressed William of Winchester. Little John insults Will, sword play ensues attracting the Sheriff's men. Robin, John and Will fight them off together.
March 12, 1956
Season 1, Episode 25

The Deserted Castle

Marian takes Robin to an ancient and deserted castle, where he is shocked to see the Queen Mother waiting for him. She has a mission for him that will be of tremendous service to England in general and King Richard in particular in denying an alliance between Prince John and King Phillip of France.
March 19, 1956
Season 1, Episode 26

The Miser

Sir William raises the taxes on his tenant farmers, then threatens to throw them off their land if they don't come up with the money. Robin comes up with a plan to get the villagers their money back, but it involves Friar Tuck keeping them in church while he does so, so Tuck prepares to deliver the longest sermon of his career.
March 26, 1956
Season 1, Episode 27

Trial by Battle

Maid Marian is accused of the murder of King's commissioner. Trial by battle is the only hope to stay her execution, but the men of Sherwood feel that Robin is too ill to be her champion.
April 2, 1956
Season 1, Episode 28

Children of the Greenwood

When Arthur A'Bland, a serf to Count FitzUrse, is framed for murder on his land, he flees to safety in Sherwood Forest. His children Alice and Oswald are taken in by the Lord FitzUrse, Robin sets out to reunite Arthur and his offspring.
April 9, 1956
Season 1, Episode 29

The May Queen

When Sir Walter of Donington's father is killed at the Third Crusade, the father of his betrothed, Genevieve Blackstock, intendeds to swindle him out of his estate with help from Count de Clifford who claims he was owed a debt by Lord Donington. Sir Walter counters the claims and is forced to settled the matter in armed combat at the May Fayre, Robin steps in to see fair play.
April 16, 1956
Season 1, Episode 30

The Wanderer

Robin meets travelling physician Joseph of Cordoba, who is reported to the Sheriff when he upsets the local "doctors" by curing the ailing Sir Walter de Lys, when they couldn't. When Derwent's son is injured Robin seeks Joseph's help, but the Sheriff is waiting to trap Derwent, and Robin must save the day.
April 23, 1956
Season 1, Episode 31

The Byzantine Treasure

Robin unknowingly steals Queen Eleanor's silver Byzantine plates, being transported undercover by a monk through Sherwood. Marian involves their friend Sir Richard of the Lea, but Sir Richard, as ever, has many debts to pay off and uses the plates to show how wealthy he is. Soon the Sheriff's lieutenant takes an interest - can Robin hold him off until the Archbishop arrives to take the plates to their rightful owner?
April 30, 1956
Season 1, Episode 32

Secret Mission

The mysterious pilgrim Peregrinus arrives in Nottingham and is not all he seems.
May 7, 1956
Season 1, Episode 33

The Inquisitor

When Friar Tuck is arrested and taken to be judged by The Archbishop, Robin and Little John race to his aid.
May 14, 1956
Season 1, Episode 34

Tables Turned

When Derwent overhears some messengers talk about the "jewels" they're guarding, he devises a plan to steal the shipment and successfully carries it out, only to discover that the "jewels" are two small children belonging to a noble family.
May 21, 1956
Season 1, Episode 35

The Traitor

King Richard is held prisoner in Austria and Robin must ensure the safe passage of the Ransom money to the coast, but is one of the three lords who brought it to Marian's castle a Traitor?
May 28, 1956
Season 1, Episode 36

The Thorkil Ghost

Robin and the gang are called upon to seek out the truth behind a murderous Viking ghost at Thorkil castle.
June 4, 1956
Season 1, Episode 37

The Knight Who Came To Dinner

Robin and the gang lend Sir Richard of the Lea the money he needs to pay off a debt owed to the corrupt Abbott Franklyn who is in league with the Sheriff of Nottingham.
June 11, 1956
Season 1, Episode 38

The Wager

When Robin bets Friar Tuck that he can obtain more money by begging than the Friar can by other means, he encounters the unsavoury members of the Beggars guild.
July 9, 1956
Season 1, Episode 39

The Prisoner

Prince John has issued a decree that King Richard is dead and that he will be crowned King. Marian and Robin head to London and the Prince's palace to stop the Coronation taking place by proving Richard still lives.
October 1, 1956
Season 2, Episode 1

A Village Wooing

Robin attempts to help Wat Longfellow, who became an outlaw to escape a life of indentured servitude, win the hand of the independent Widow Winifred, but the wily Bailiff Baldwin also desires her.
October 8, 1956
Season 2, Episode 2

The Scientist

The Abbot entrusts the safety of Albertus of Oxford, a master of science who is wanted by Prince John to construct a device to destroy ships at sea, to Friar Tuck. Can Robin get the monk to safety or will the Sheriff claim the prize?
October 15, 1956
Season 2, Episode 3


Prince John is to visit Nottingham, and Lucas, a wine merchant, falls asleep in the back of his wagon, which is stolen by Robin's gang. Lucas overhears Robin's conversation with Sir Richard and sees the potential for blackmail.
October 22, 1956
Season 2, Episode 4

A Year and a Day

Under Medieval English law, a peasant who escapes serfdom and lives in a city for "a year and a day" is a free man, given the man lives openly, not in hiding. Surgeon Calend has nearly completed that duration, and only has to remain "at large" until sunset that day and he will be free.
October 29, 1956
Season 2, Episode 5

The Goldmaker

Robin and Marian find Sir Richard of the Lea has fallen under the influence of Lepidus the Alchemist, who has promised to turn his pewter plates to gold. The Sheriff wants to arrest Lepidus for treason but Robin, after proving Lepidus "powers" to him, parleys a deal with the greedy Sheriff to give over the alchemist in exchange for Will, an outlaw that is to be hanged.
November 19, 1956
Season 2, Episode 8


Princess Avice of Gloucester, Prince John's wife, secretly summons Robin to the Tower of London. Prince John is planning to marry a French Princess, and so she sends Robin to Dover to intercept Lady Isabella of Angouleme and make her see the error of her ways.
December 17, 1956
Season 2, Episode 12

Outlaw Money

Henry, Master of the Nottingham Mint, falls foul of the Sheriff's men when they catch him with Robin. When the Sheriff takes this opportunity to bring in his own Minter, Henry mints pure silver dinars for the starving villagers of Lottham at Robin's camp. Henry must prove that the Sheriff's coinage is impure, silver mixed with base metal and illegal under the law.
January 14, 1957
Season 2, Episode 16

The Dream

Marian's cousin Sir William arrives in Sherwood with a message from Queen Eleanor regarding the King's ransom in Austria, but Marian has a forbidding dream of warning and Robin must determine the truth behind his claims and Marian's fears.
February 4, 1957
Season 2, Episode 19

The Final Tax

When Tom Joyner falls from a high tree trying to retrieve Sir Charles's sons cat, the Lords bailiff after Friar Tuck has pronounced death, invokes the Heriot Tax, which means Sir Charles is entitled to any of Tom's goods and chattles, which will leave the serfs family penniless. Tom however was only stunned and Friar Tuck devises a way to end this death tax in the village forever, with a little help from Little John and the gang.
February 11, 1957
Season 2, Episode 20


Whilst staying at Marian's castle with the Prince Arthur, Prince John and The Sheriff devise a way to keep Robin and his band out of the way, while they put into action an ambush plan, involving phoney outlaws, that will lead to the deaths of Prince Arthur and Lady Marian.
February 18, 1957
Season 2, Episode 21

The Bandit of Brittany

When Robin and Friar Tuck escort Prince Arthur and Lady Constance to safety in France they encounter Jacques Chapaeu, the self-proclaimed Robin Hood of France, who holds them captive meaning to exchange Prince Arthur for his own brother who is held in the Paris Prison, until Friar Tuck introduces him to the "real" Robin Hood. Soon Robin and Jacques are involved in a prison escape plan.
February 25, 1957
Season 2, Episode 22

The Goldmaker's Return

Lepidus, the Alchemist, still held prisoner by the Sheriff, has promised to make gold for him in return for his freedom, The Sheriff, dubious of his claim after being kept waiting for six weeks, threatens that he will hang him in seven days time unless his alchemy begins to work. As Robin is away in France it is up to Marian to come up with a plan to satisfy the Sheriff and save Lepidus from being hanged.
March 4, 1957
Season 2, Episode 23

Flight from France

While waiting for a boat to take them back to England, Robin spots Sir Roderick, an emmissary of Prince John, disguised as a wine merchant, collecting gold for the Prince. Robin and Tuck contact the French underground via the waitress at the Black Rabbit Inn, Michelle, for help in uncovering the plot. Robin and Tuck decide to divert the gold, and a little impersonation is called for.
March 11, 1957
Season 2, Episode 24

The Secret Pool

While fishing in a secret pool Robin and Marian see Sir Cedric's men arresting a poor, hungry serf for poaching eels from Cedric's lake. Marian goes to Cedric to plead for the man's release, while Robin decides to take a different tactic, one involving Cedric's obsession for fishing.
March 18, 1957
Season 2, Episode 25

Fair Play

Three of Robin's men travel undercover as part of a group of Bavarian acrobats, The Flying Four, to a fayre to meet their wives and families. A greedy Gypsy fortune teller betrays them to the Sheriff of Nottingham, who immediately arrests them. Robin, on his return from France, must break them out before they are executed.
April 1, 1957
Season 2, Episode 27

The York Treasure

Joseph of Cordoba and his daughter Esther have escaped from a riot against Jews in York organized by Lord Malbete, taking with them the York Treasure a sum of money collected by the Jews to pay the captain of the ship that will arrive in the seaport of Grimsby in four days time that is bringing Jewish refugees to England, whilst Joseph rests in Sherwood with a leg wound, Robin, Little John and Esther head for the coast with the hatemongering Malbete in pursuit.
April 8, 1957
Season 2, Episode 28

The Borrowed Baby

Robin and his men are accused of stealing a gold shipment, and Maid Marian comes under suspicion for being a spy for Robin. The Sheriff borrows a baby girl to abandon in Sherwood Forest and trap Marian when the outlaws pass the baby to her.
April 15, 1957
Season 2, Episode 29

The Black Five

Robin and his archenemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, set aside their differences temporarily to work together to rid Nottingham of the Duke DeMoreville, a murderous psychopath that the terrified citizenry refers to as "The Hangman of Leicester" who is sending five black pearls to Prince John for the Sheriff's head.
April 22, 1957
Season 2, Episode 30

Food For Thought

A pair of villagers from Upper Minton, Ludlow and Barker, come to Robin's camp and tell him of an oppressive new tax imposed on them by the greedy Count Olivier. In addition the Count has taken the villagers food supplies for a banquet at his castle, can Robin turn the tables on the Count?
August 21, 1960
Season 4, Episode 14

Goodbye Little John

Little John returns to Sherwood Forest and finds his place in Robin's band taken by Will Scarlet and The Deputy Sheriff offers Little John a pardon.


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