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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Wayne Michaels ...
Toby Lee ...
Geoffrey Greenhill ...
Miller
Betty Francis ...
Much's Mother
Nickolas Grace ...
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Peter Llewellyn Williams ...
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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 <gpreston@mmu.ac.uk>

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Wayne Michaels, who plays Ailric of Loxley, is leading man Michael Praed's stunt double and one of the series' general regular stuntmen. Although he is killed off in one the very first scenes of the episode, Michaels can also be seen as a contender in the archery competition later on, as well as a solder chasing Much and Robin through the forest following their little deer incident. See more »

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When Ailric leaves his village with young Robin he has only about three arrows in his quiver. When he drops off Robin at the mill and rides away, his quiver is full of arrows. See more »

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Herne the Hunter: They are all waiting. The blinded, the maimed, the men locked in the stinking dark all wait for you. Children with swollen bellies hiding in ditches wait. The poor, the dispossessed, they all wait. You are their hope. You cannot escape. So must it be. Robin in the Hood!
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Just the very best of Robin that there is
5 September 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

What can I say about this series... It's just a fantastic portrayal of the Robin Hood legend. For those who watched it the first time in the 80s or for those who would like to revisit it now in the new millennium, it's well worth buying on DVD or video. It's recently been released in the UK (2001).

Whole series still available to buy (present 2004) - not sure about US. Check out various on-line stores. I don't want to blatantly advertise it or infringe the user guidelines. But people should really make a point of watching this, if they can.

I won't talk too much about the plot-lines, so as not to spoil them for anybody. But both leading men, Michael Praed and Jason Connery both excel in the role of the 'Hooded Man'. You just can never get bored with this series. On the DVD versions, it's interesting to see the casts and directors comments about the whole show and to see the out-takes.

They're all just such a band of talented actors, that could teach so many a great deal today.

The fantasy elements to the plot-lines, the scenery and the moving music by Clannad making it a thoroughly enjoyable and watchable set of shows. If you've never watched it, you should.

Moreover, there are countless fansites and fan conventions every year. America seems to have taken the whole show to its heart. Go to a convention if you can and dress like an outlaw.

More about the cast:- Nicholas Grace is excellent as the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, and the late Robert Addie was great as his evil sidekick, Guy of Gisburne (God Bless). It's just a televisual masterpiece.

Interestingly, Mark Ryan who played the saracen, Nasir in the show and Steve Dent, who was part of the cast/crew, were also responsible for all the action/fight scenes in the recent movie block-buster Arthur (starring Keira Knightly).

Would love to see a new series of Robin of Sherwood come out, with the original cast, if possible. Apparently, a script was written, but it was never filmed. Lets hope the powers that be, make some more TV magic.


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