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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Lovely Entertainment for the Whole Family
19 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Our family loves Sir Lancelot, and are sorry that there was not a season 2 made. We are pleasantly surprised by the color episodes in the 2nd half of the 1st and only season. My 6-yr old daughter loves these episodes. She takes sword and shield and gets her friends and infants to place the Caledon (Lancelot's horse), Brian (Lancelot's squire), King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. The episodes are fast-paced and open with a scene that usually immediately sets up the story. The story- lines are for the most part good for children. The humor is pleasant. When you watch them in close succession, its easy to pick up on the actors who play multiple people during the series, townspeople, villains, and friends. The theme song is wonderful. The main untenable thing in terms of story lines that stands out as totally untenable, is the fact that the other knights of the round table never want to fight. So, the task always falls to Sir Lancelot.

A bygone era for TV series for sure. If you like these, you will also like Robin Hood, William Tell, and the Buccaneer.


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