Season: 1
Year: 1956 | 1957

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: The Knight with the Red Plume

15 September 1956
Sir Lancelot desires to become a Knight of the Round Table, but he has to prove his mettle by going through a series of tough and strenuous tests.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Ferocious Fathers

22 September 1956
Lancelot helps Urgan the Strong drive off the besieging forces of Sir Melius the Mighty. In gratitude, Urgan offers his daughter Igrane in marriage to Lancelot.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
George Woodbridge ... Sir Melias

Ballard Berkeley ... Sir Urgan the Strong
Norah Gorsen ... Lady Helen
Pauline Olsen ... Enid
David Morrell ... Clodion

Derren Nesbitt ... Andred (as Derry Nesbitt)
Frederick Treves ... Rolf

Jane Hylton ... Queen Guinevere (uncredited)

Bruce Seton ... King Arthur (uncredited)

Cyril Smith ... Merlin (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 3: The Queen's Knight

29 September 1956
Sir Mordred, King Arthur's cousin, kidnaps Queen Guenevere. In exchange for her safe return, Mordred and his father, King Pell, demand that Arthur turn over his kingdom to them.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Outcast

6 October 1956
When Lancelot requests that this squire be given training in order to become a Knight of the Round Table, he is surprised by the strong opposition he meets.

Season 1, Episode 5: Winged Victory

13 October 1956
Lancelot and his squire Brian are sent by King Arthur to carry a secret battle plan to Prince Boudwin, whose castle is under siege by King Mark. However, the two are soon captured by King Mark, who tries to get them to reveal the plan.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Nigel Green ... King Mark
Douglas Argent ... Prince Boudwin
Mary Laura Wood ... Queen Isoult
Robert Scroggins ... Brian

Cyril Smith ... Merlin

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur
Garry Thorne ... Emissary

Derren Nesbitt ... Sir Tristran (as Derry Nesbitt)
David Morrell ... Sir Claud
John Gale ... Torture Master

Season 1, Episode 6: Sir Bliant

20 October 1956
Although King Arthur has managed to arrange a truce between the battling Sir Bliant and Sir Rolf, Bliant's three sons break it by kidnapping Rolf's three daughters. Desperate to get his daughters back, Rolf comes to Arthur for help.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot / Sir Bliant

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
Gillian Owen ... Katharine

Nigel Green ... Bart

Derren Nesbitt ... Breuse (as Derry Nesbitt)
David Morrell ... Bartelot

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Garry Thorne ... Old Retainer
Douglas Argent ... Foppish Man
Frederick Treves ... Sir Rolf
Evelyn Cordeau ... First Sister

Yvonne Romain ... Second Sister (as Yvonne Warren)

Season 1, Episode 7: The Pirates

27 October 1956
king Arthur and his forces set out to capture a band of pirates that are said to be hiding out in a town on the coast. In reality the pirates aren't in the town but are not far from the castle, waiting for Arthur to leave so they can sack it.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Magic Sword

3 November 1956
A knight wants to rescue a lady imprisoned by her brother, but believes he is too cowardly to do so on his own. He comes to King Arthur for help and advice on how to be brave and courageous. Merlin has a trick up his sleeve for giving the youth the confidence he needs to rescue the girl.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
Dan Cunningham ... Sir Bernard
Nora Cheyney ... Lydia
George Woodbridge ... Leonides
David Morrell ... Sir Kay
Douglas Argent ... Sir Hugh

Derren Nesbitt ... Derry (as Derry Nesbitt)
Garry Thorne ... Guard (as Gary Thorne)
Frederick Treves ... First Peasant

Nigel Green ... Second Peasant
John Gale ... First Knight
Paul Williamson ... Second Knight

Michael Caine ... Third Knight (as Michael Scott)
David King ... Dramas

Season 1, Episode 9: Lancelot's Banishment

10 November 1956
King Arthur banishes Lancelot from the kingdom because he believes that Lancelot made a false accusation against King Marhaus. Outside the kingdom, however, Lancelot runs into Marhaus and uncovers an evil plot.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
Zena Walker ... Lady Angela
Derek Aylward ... King Marhaus

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Jane Hylton ... Queen Guinevere

Cyril Smith ... Merlin

Derren Nesbitt ... Firth (as Derry Nesbitt)

Robert Crewdson ... Harpist

Nigel Green ... Sir Grint (as Nigel Greene)
Frederick Treves ... 1st Guard
John Gale ... 2nd Guard

Season 1, Episode 10: Roman Wall

17 November 1956
At the invitation of King Boltan, who tells then that his daughter, Iolta, has been abducted by ghostly warriors dressed in Roman attire, Lancelot and Brian scale a high boundary wall and discover a sign which says 'Rome - 1,200 miles'.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
Gerald Cross ... Trullus

Nigel Green ... Probus (as Nigel Greene)

Derren Nesbitt ... Gogus (as Derry Nesbitt)
David Morrell ... Boltan
Jennifer Jayne ... Iolta
John Gale ... Amadeus

Season 1, Episode 11: Caledon

24 November 1956
While Sir Lancelot is on a mission for King Arthur, he is robbed and his horse is killed by a group of wild warriors.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Cyril Smith ... Merlin

Jane Hylton ... Queen Guinevere

George Murcell ... Jaggyd

Nigel Green ... Farmer (as Nigel Greene)
David Morrell ... Sir Kay
Paul Williamson ... Sir Lionel
John Gale ... Farmer's Son

Derren Nesbitt ... First Warrior (as Derry Nesbitt)
Garry Thorne ... Guard

Season 1, Episode 12: Theft of Excalibur

1 December 1956
On St. Stephen's Day, King Arthur and his knights traditionally change places for one day with the court squires. During the day, one of the "squires-for-a-day" steals the Sword of Excalibur.

Season 1, Episode 13: The Black Castle

15 December 1956
A young knight's prospective father-in-law has been kidnapped and is being held prisoner. Sir Lancelot agrees to help the knight rescue the man.

Season 1, Episode 14: Shepherds' War

22 December 1956
A band of renegade knights is preying on the shepherds in the area. Sir Lancelot decides to champion the shepherds' cause, and masquerades as a shepherd to teach them how to fight the knights off. Guest star: Jennifer Jayne.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Jennifer Jayne ... Elsa

Derren Nesbitt ... Chad (as Derry Nesbitt)
Meadows White ... Aidan

George Merritt ... Lloyd
Edmond Warwick ... Matt (as Edmund Warwick)

James Grout ... Petroc
Frederick Treves ... Colman
Douglas Argent ... Mador
Paul Williamson ... Sir Lionel
John Gale ... Sir Christopher
David Morrell ... Sir Kay

Season 1, Episode 15: The Magic Book

29 December 1956
Sir Lancelot volunteers to defend an abbey and its occupants from invading Danes.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
David Morrell ... Sir Kay

Norman Mitchell ... Telmah
Edward Malin ... Father Till (as Eddie Malin)

John Cazabon ... Father Telford
Douglas Argent ... Sir Paddagore
Frederick Treves ... Sir Exeter

Derren Nesbitt ... Cook-monk (as Derry Nesbitt)

Season 1, Episode 16: The Ruby of Radnor

5 January 1957
As punishment for rebelling at working with Merlin's pigeons, Squire Brian is sent on an errand delivering a crate of pigeons to a neighboring castle. En route, he becomes involved with a gang of thieves who stole the precious Ruby of Radnor. Guest stars: Colin Tapley as Everard, Edward Judd as Garth, Eric Corrie as Robert, Reginald Hearne as Hugo, Harold Goodwin as a peasant

Season 1, Episode 17: The Lesser Breed

12 January 1957
King Arthur learns that a nearby village is being terrorized by a horrible monster. Sir Lancelot is sent to investigate. He discovers that the monster is really a Viking boat, and that it's the Vikings who are doing the terrorizing. Guest stars: Ann Stephens as Sella, Gerard Heinz as Eck, Wilfred Brambell as a fisherman.

Season 1, Episode 18: Witches Brew

19 January 1957
A woman claiming mystical powers has convinced King Bors of Sagitaw that she is working evil against him. Sir Lancelot enlists Merlin's aid against her powers. Guest star: Maxine Audley as Eunice.

Season 1, Episode 19: Sir Crustabread

26 January 1957
King Arthur gives Sir Lancelot a new name and sends him off to champion a lady who is being forced into marrying an unscrupulous man. Guest stars: Virginia Vernon as Lynette, Hector Ross as Baron Brayor.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
David Morrell ... Sir Kay
Virginia Vernon ... Lady Lynette
Hector Ross ... Baron Braynor
Roma Dunville ... Lady Eleanor (as Roma Denville)
Alan Edwards ... Sir Gringamore
Brian Nissen ... Sir Gawaine

Frederick Jaeger ... Sir Christopher
Reginald Hearne ... Captain
Sidney Vivian ... Baker
Robert Scroggins ... Brian (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 20: Maid of Somerset

2 February 1957
A young girl asks Sir Lancelot's aid. An evil monarch, King Meliot, is selling the young men of the village of Cheddar into slavery. Guest stars: Patricia Kneale as Ellen, Edward Judd as James, Eddie Malin as Paul, Reginald Hearne as the Chamberlain.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
Patricia Kneale ... Ellen

Brown Derby ... John
Duncan Lewis ... King Meliot
Barry Fennell ... Richard

Edward Judd ... James
Edward Malin ... Paul (as Eddie Malin)
Eric Corrie ... The Saracen
Reginald Hearne ... Chamberlain

Season 1, Episode 21: Knight Errant

9 February 1957
After their father dies, two sisters inherit his tiny impoverished kingdom. Their guardian is eager to set up a rich marriage for the older girl, but she is not willing.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur
David Morrell ... Sir Kay

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Julian Somers ... Kafan
Margaret Anderson ... Lady Helen
Hazel Penwarden ... Lady Bragwaine
John Gale ... Sir Christopher
Paul Williamson ... Sir Lionel

Nigel Green ... Jailer (as Nigel Greene)
Douglas Argent ... First Knight
Maureen Davis ... Handmaiden

Derren Nesbitt ... Sir Oringle (as Derry Nesbitt)

Season 1, Episode 22: Double Identity

16 February 1957
Sir Richard is about to marry Lady Margaret, but on his way is waylaid and left for dead, as a double arrives in his place. The double is Sir Alfred, son of scheming Sir John. When Lancelot arrives, he soon suspects the plot.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur

Cyril Smith ... Merlin
Robert Scroggins ... Brian
Howard Pays ... Sir Richard / Sir Alfred

John Bailey ... Sir John

Diana Fairfax ... Lady Margaret
June Sylvaine ... Gloria
Reginald Hearne ... Cedric

Edward Judd ... Priest
Philip Lennard ... Lord Mayor
Eric Corrie ... Peasant

Season 1, Episode 23: Lady Lilith

23 February 1957
The Lady Lilith has been running the castle of Goodhue since it was left to her by the late Sir William when she was 14-years-old. Sir Liones petitions for a ruling at the court of the king because the law says that no property can be inherited by a woman. Facing a difficult choice, the King Arthur suggests the best solution would be for Sir Liones to marry the Lady.

Season 1, Episode 24: The Bridge

2 March 1957
While preparing for knighthood, Squire Brian uncovers a plot by King Marhaus of neighboring Mercia. The king wants it to appear that the villagers of Poltifax have violated a treaty over the use of their bridge so that he will have an excuse to invade their town. Zena Walker as Angela, Derek Aylward as King Marhaus, Jack May as Caradoc, Eric Corrie as the Priest, Edward Judd as Sir Grint.

Season 1, Episode 25: The Ugly Duckling

9 March 1957
While on a visit to castle Lamorack, Sir Lancelot and Merlin try to help their host when he receives a note threatening his daughter's life. Merlin learns that the note is false, written by the girl herself in a bid for attention. Later, the girl disappears and another note arrives; this time it's genuine. Guest stars: Carol Marsh as Sybil, Jeanette Hutchinson as Amora, Hector Ross as Sir Egbert.

Season 1, Episode 26: Knights Choice

16 March 1957
After the death of a knight of the Round Table, a young man enters a tournament that will decide who will fill the vacancy. But the other knights object to the young contestant because of his shabby appearance. Sir Lancelot intercedes for him. Guest stars: Alison Leggatt as Morgana Le Fay, Robert Hardy as Rupert, Derek Waring as Balin, Reginald Hearne as Sir Julian, Edward Judd as a sentry.

Season 1, Episode 27: The Missing Princess

23 March 1957
When a king breaks a treaty between his country and a tribe of women, his sister is taken hostage. Sir Lancelot sets forth to rescue the princess. Guest stars: Mary Steele as Anne, Linda Gray as Marta, John Horsley as Athelred, Reginald Hearne as Evanston, Mary Manson as Helga.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... King Arthur
Mary Steele ... Princess Anne
Linda Gray ... Marta

John Horsley ... Athelred
Reginald Hearne ... Branston
Mary Manson ... Helga
Catherine Ellison ... 1st Woman
Jeanette Hutchinson ... 2nd Woman

Jane Hylton ... Queen Guinevere (uncredited)
David Morrell ... Sir Kay (uncredited)
Robert Scroggins ... Brian (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 28: The Mortaise Fair

6 April 1957
While visiting Mortaise Castle, Queen Guinevere is presented with a priceless jewel from the Rajah of Kaipur. Shortly afterward there is a fire, and during the excitement the jewel is stolen. Guest stars: Martin Benson as Hassin, Chin Yu as Vuleika, William Franklyn as Baron Mortaise, Eric Corrie as Osbert, Edward Judd as Ronk.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac

Jane Hylton ... Queen Guinevere
Robert Scroggins ... Brian

Martin Benson ... Hassim
Chin Yu ... Zuleika
William Franklyn ... Baron Mortaise
Eric Corrie ... Osbert

Edward Judd ... Ronk
Terry Yorke ... Man-At-Arms (as Terence Yorke)
Robert Robinson ... Merchant
Reginald Hearne ... Rajah
Paul Way ... Chinese Dice Player

Season 1, Episode 29: The Thieves

13 April 1957
Attempting to show King Arthur how difficult it is to honest employment once a man has been branded a thief, Lancelot persuades the King to join him in the streets . Disguised as robbers , they enter a den of thieves - and find trouble in abundance.

Season 1, Episode 30: The Prince of Limerick

20 April 1957
Lancelot and Brian head off to Ireland to compete in a tournament representing King Arthur. On the way, they come across a rhyming bandit or so they think. His story is not the standard having been banned by the kingdom due to his explicit and confronting lyrics. His enemies want nothing more than for him to be killed, but the princess has fallen deep in love with him and his sweet poetry. Lancelot sees to it to bring back together a couple that obviously loves each other. But there are of course obstacles.

William Russell ... Sir Lancelot du Lac
Robert Scroggins ... Brian

Jerome Willis ... Prince of Limerick
Tommy Duggan ... Baron Wicklaw (as Thomas R. Duggan)
Lynn Furlong ... Princess Kathleen (as Lynne Furlong)
Tony Quinn ... King Anguish

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