In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »
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William Russell ...
 Sir Lancelot du Lac / ... (30 episodes, 1956-1957)
Cyril Smith ...
 Merlin (24 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
 King Arthur (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
Robert Scroggins ...
 Brian (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
David Morrell ...
 Sir Kay / ... (21 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Andred / ... (14 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jane Hylton ...
 Queen Guinevere / ... (14 episodes, 1956-1957)
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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of Oxford University, re-creates some of the notable exploits of the famous knight, as well as the deeds of the other members of King Arthur's court. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On the opening sequence for the black and white episodes, Lancelot begins his charge with a dark shield and his horse is also cloaked in dark colors. When the camera cuts to a longer shot, both the shield and horse cloak are light colors. See more »

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28 September 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure who it was who said that the most important historical fact in the 20th century is that the UK and the USA spoke the same language, albeit very differently.

As in our first full decade of television, in the fifties, the British went back to their past and crafted a nice series of adventure programs for the kids and occasionally the grownups. We in American had westerns, over in the UK I guess you could call them "medievalers."

Although The Adventures of Robin Hood was the most popular, probably due to the presence of Richard Greene who had a good list of film credits and was popular here before, other shows got exposure in America at that time.

The Sir Lancelot show was one of those. I had a play collection of knights at the time this came out. William Russell was a stalwart Sir Lancelot who did battle with all kinds of villainy for 30 minutes every week. I used to repeat those programs with my knights.

It was good to see those shows then, it gave Americans a fine appreciation of British culture.


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