Robin Hood (1984–1986)
"Robin of Sherwood" (original title)

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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.

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1986   1985   1984  
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Llewellyn Williams ...
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 Will Scarlet (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 Nasir (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 Little John (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Judi Trott ...
 Lady Marion / ... (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Phil Rose ...
 Friar Tuck / ... (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Robert Addie ...
 Sir Guy of Gisburne (21 episodes, 1984-1986)
John Abineri ...
 Herne the Hunter (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
Nickolas Grace ...
 Robert de Rainault / ... (17 episodes, 1984-1986)
 Robert of Huntingdon / ... (13 episodes, 1986)
 Robin of Loxley (12 episodes, 1984-1986)


Robin of Loxley is chosen by the mystical Herne the Hunter to become his 'son' and champion the oppressed. Gathering a band of comrades around him he fights a guerilla campaign against their Norman dictators, particularly the Sheriff of Nottingham and his deputy, Guy de Gisburne. Later he is succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, renegade nobleman. This retelling of the legend introduces a strong fantasy element, with black magic and the old religion. Written by Gareth Preston <>

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15 January 1984 (USA)  »

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John Rhys-Davies, who plays King Richard, works with Jason Connery's father, Sean Connery, in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). The elder Connery also played Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Davies also succeeded Connery in his role from The Untouchables (1987). See more »


Robin of Loxley: Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.
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Version of Princess of Thieves (2001) See more »


Composed by Paul Brennan
Performed by Clannad
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This is the one to watch
16 August 1999 | by (DC, US) – See all my reviews

It never occurred to me that I might find "Robin of Sherwood" in the Internet Movie Database, but since I have, I can't help but write something about it. Looking over the other comments, there's not much left which hasn't already been said, but here goes.

One of the things which appealed to me the most about this series (besides Michael Praed!) was the grit and, to my eyes, the realism of the series. There was straw on the floor, people were scruffy and dirty, regular bathing was considered deviant behavior, the Sheriff was an atheist, everyone had a different, often myopic point of view, people died young. I remember the episode in which Gisburne falls in love with a Jewess. When the town turns violently anti-Semitic, Gisburne can't understand why she would never consider giving up her heritage to become his safe and well off Christian wife. To him, it was just common sense. These little details made the story rich and complex. Combined with the mystery of Herne, Clannad's beautiful music and weekly action, I couldn't help but become addicted. This series is the yardstick by which I measure all other versions of Robin Hood. Compared to the rest, this is the one to watch.

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