The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)

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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil ... See full summary »

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Richard Greene ...
 Robin Hood / ... (144 episodes, 1955-1960)
Victor Woolf ...
 Derwent / ... (112 episodes, 1955-1960)
Archie Duncan ...
 Little John (106 episodes, 1955-1960)
Alexander Gauge ...
 Friar Tuck / ... (91 episodes, 1955-1960)
Alan Wheatley ...
 Sheriff of Nottingham (81 episodes, 1955-1960)
Paul Eddington ...
 Will Scarlett / ... (64 episodes, 1956-1960)
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A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Loxley - Robin Hood - and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil machinations of Prince John while good King Richard was away at the Crusades. The series was primarily intended for children, and was unusual in that it frequently re-used the same actors in different roles, or different actors in a recurring roles. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The Best Loved Show
4 November 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Certainly the best loved show of my childhood.

The series was shown in its entirety on a UK cable station early 1990s.

As well as the regular cast there was a repertory company of 6 character actors including Paul Eddington who appeared as different people in different shows. Eddington for example was the regular Will Scarlett but would also turn up as goody or baddie. Victor Wolfe (derwent, one of Robins band) regularly turned up as usually an old man in various episodes. I don't think children in the year 2004 would be so easily convinced. Confusingly there were two Maid Marions and two Little Johns during the course of the series. The writers wrote under nom de plumes (they were blacklisted in Hollywood). Richard Greene retired to Ireland to breed champion horses. By a very strange coincidence his great-niece Hazel Greene became the first Irishwoman to represent Ireland in Olympic Archery (strange but true)


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