Robin Hood: Season 1, Episode 1

Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (15 Jan. 1984)
"Robin of Sherwood" Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (original title)

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His family massacred by Norman soldiers, Robin takes on the mantle of the Hooded Man, a champion long prophesied. His first challenge is to free Maid Marion from the clutches of the evil, ... See full summary »



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His family massacred by Norman soldiers, Robin takes on the mantle of the Hooded Man, a champion long prophesied. His first challenge is to free Maid Marion from the clutches of the evil, powerful Baron de Belleme. Written by Gareth Preston <>

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Kick Off To A Fantastic Series
14 July 2002 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This double length feature (shown as two parts in most markets outside the UK), was the first of the Robin Of Sherwood programmes. It introduced the principal characters in the series and the mystic angle that series creator, Richard Carpenter, was trying to weave into the age old ballads of Britain's most celebrated outlaw.

The combination was dynamite and led to a highly rated series that found many followers around the world.

The young cast, led by Michael Praed as Robin and Judi Trott as Marion, had real chemistry among themselves, which, aided by Carpenter's superb writing and Ian Sharp's direction, made for an eminently watchable movie length feature and following series.

Anthony Valentine's role as the demonic Simon De Belleme will send a shiver through many viewers, particularly in the confrontation between Robin and himself. Nickolas Grace also deserves mention for his portrayl of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The romantic angle hasn't been ignored either, with Praed and Trott hitting it off beautifully from the moment they first meet on screen.

The show may be close to two decades old, but like good wine, it has aged well and still comes across today as a good watch for its blend of drama, action and romance.

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