Robin Of Sherwood: looking back at a modern TV classic

Llinos Cathryn Thomas Aug 5, 2016

Thirty years since it ended, we revisit much-loved 80s historical fantasy series Robin Of Sherwood...

The Robin Hood legend has been retold in countless ways, but one of the most memorable of modern times is Richard Carpenter’s hugely influential 1980s imagining, telling the story of Sherwood’s band of outlaws with a combination of realism and luminous fantasy with its roots in British folklore.

Made by Htv in association with production company Goldcrest Films (which was also behind Chariots Of Fire and Gandhi), its 26 episodes ran on ITV from 1984 to 1986, garnering a positive critical reception and inspiring a fan following that’s still enthusiastically active today.

Much of the success of the show was down to the spot-on casting and the chemistry between the performers. Michael Praed’s charismatic-yet-otherworldly presence as Robin was the perfect match for the show’s aesthetic, and the more down-to-earth Little John,
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Robin of Sherwood: Set 1 - Blu-ray Review

In spite of multiple productions of Robin Hood in both movies and television, this 1980.s BBC series remains the all time favorite of many. Acorn Media has released Set 1 in Blu-ray format with a variety of extras that should please everyone. If you are new to the series this is a wonderful introduction, and if it is an old favorite you will want to own this beautifully produced set. Robin of Sherwood: Set 1 stars Michael Praed as the young hero Robin of Loxley, with Judi Trott as Marian, Clive Mantle as Little John, Ray Winstone as Will Scarlet, Peter Llewellyn Williams as Much, Phil Rose as Friar Tuck, Mark Ryan as Nasir, and John Abiner as
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