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"Robin Hood" (1984) More at IMDbPro »"Robin of Sherwood" (original title), TV series 1984-1986

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
28 April 1984 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Nothing is ever forgotten! See more (46 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 53)
Peter Llewellyn Williams ... Much (24 episodes, 1984-1986)

Ray Winstone ... Will Scarlet (24 episodes, 1984-1986)

Mark Ryan ... Nasir (24 episodes, 1984-1986)

Clive Mantle ... 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)

Jason Connery ... Robert of Huntingdon / ... (13 episodes, 1986)

Michael Praed ... Robin of Loxley (11 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Series Directed by
Robert Young (6 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ian Sharp (5 episodes, 1984)
Gerry Mill (4 episodes, 1986)
James Allen (3 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sid Roberson (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Carpenter (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Anthony Horowitz (5 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Patrick Dromgoole .... executive producer (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Paul Knight .... producer / executive producer (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Esta Charkham .... producer / associate producer / ... (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Original Music by
Pol Brennan (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Clannad (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brian Morgan (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Edwards (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Dave Hillier (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Andrew Findlay (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Lyndon Matthews (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Nigel Bell (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Terry Maisey (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Casting by
Beth Charkham (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
Esta Charkham (6 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Production Design by
John Biggs (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Kenneth Sharp (5 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Art Direction by
Diane Dancklefsen (7 episodes, 1986)
Kate Barnett (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
David McHenry (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
Lynnette Cummin (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cherry West .... makeup supervisor (23 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sue Bide .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1986)
Ros Wilkins .... makeup supervisor (4 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Production Management
Keith Webber .... production supervisor / production manager / ... (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jon Older .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Robert Champion .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1986)
Harold Messias .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1986)
Richard Hoult .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Michael Murray .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1984)
John Parris .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1984)
John Watson .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Anthony Boyle .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1986)
Tim Dowd .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1986)
Paddy Carpenter .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Art Department
Michael Povey .... standby prop / assistant standyby prop (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Steve Pugh .... stagehand (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gwenda Foord .... properties buyer / props buyer / ... (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Brian Hampton .... prop storeman (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Paddy McMullin .... chargehand standby crew (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
Alan Burnham .... carpenter (17 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gordon Brewer .... construction manager / construction coordinator (16 episodes, 1984-1986)
Christopher Morris .... assistant designer / assistant production designer (14 episodes, 1984-1986)
Charles Long .... graphic artist / graphics (13 episodes, 1986)
John Maher .... construction manager / construction coordinator (9 episodes, 1986)
Fred Rawnsley .... carpenter (8 episodes, 1986)
Bill Bridge .... standby prop (5 episodes, 1984)
Peter Smith .... props buyer (5 episodes, 1984)
Pilar Foy .... assistant production designer / assistant designer / ... (5 episodes, 1986)
Derek Nice .... assistant designer (3 episodes, 1984)
Ken Bridgeman .... assistant production designer (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Sound Department
Alan Eagling .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (20 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jonathan Hays .... sound editor / assistant sound editor (15 episodes, 1984-1986)
Gus Lloyd .... boom operator (11 episodes, 1984-1985)
Gordon Kethro .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Graham Pearson .... boom operator (10 episodes, 1986)
Pat Boxshall .... sound editor / assistant sound editor (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Mike Davey .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
David Holloway .... sound editor / assistant sound editor (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Andy Kennedy .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1986)
Ken Alderman .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jim Roddan .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1984)
John Biddlecombe .... boom operator (3 episodes, 1986)
Ken Scrivener .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1984)
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1984)
Martin Pearce .... sound associate (2 episodes, 1986)

James Mather .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Malcolm King .... special effects (2 episodes, 1986)

Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Terry Walsh .... stunt coordinator / stunt arranger (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Steve Dent .... stunts (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Wayne Michaels .... stunts / stunt double: Michael Praed (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Max Faulkner .... stunts (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Graeme Crowther .... stunts (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Brian Bowes .... stunts (3 episodes, 1984-1986)

Tom Delmar .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Armstrong .... lighting electrician (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Paul Hill .... lighting electrician (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Tom Maslen .... camera grip / assistant dolly/crane grip (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Des Coles .... gaffer (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jon Howes .... mobicrane operator (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Roger Pearce .... camera operator (17 episodes, 1984-1986)
Clive Pittman .... clapper/loader (13 episodes, 1986)
Antony Shearn .... first assistant camera / second assistant camera (9 episodes, 1984-1986)
Douglas Hartington .... additional clapper/loader (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Hedges .... additional clapper/loader (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mickey Spiller .... focus puller / assistant camera / ... (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Gary Breckon .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Edwards .... lighting cameraman (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Colin Holloway .... lighting electrician (5 episodes, 1984)
Stephen O'Conner .... camera grip (5 episodes, 1984)
Alan Gibbs .... gaffer (5 episodes, 1986)
Howard Rockliffe .... camera operator / focus puller (4 episodes, 1986)
Brian Morgan .... lighting cameraman (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robin Carlyle .... focus puller (3 episodes, 1986)
Ray Gallard .... focus puller (3 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Animation Department
Chris Lyons .... animator (1 episode, 1986)
 
Series Casting Department
Elizabeth Jeffreys .... casting assistant / casting associate (15 episodes, 1984-1986)
Laura Cairns .... casting assistant (11 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Yvonne Hellin .... wardrobe mistress (9 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ken Lawton .... wardrobe master (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jacky Norrie .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Hedley England .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1984)
David Holloway .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1984)
Danny Longhurst .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Location Management
Alan Pinniger .... location manager (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Douglas Thorpe .... location manager (13 episodes, 1986)
Barry Beckett .... location manager (6 episodes, 1986)
Christopher Dando .... location manager (5 episodes, 1984)
John Parris .... location manager (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Transportation Department
John Sparks .... unit driver (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Other crew
Steve Dent .... horse master (24 episodes, 1984-1986)
Laura Woolford .... production secretary (18 episodes, 1984-1986)
Dave Aubrey .... production accountant (16 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sue Binding .... secretary to producer / assistant to producer / ... (13 episodes, 1986)
Paul Knight .... story consultant (13 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Lightfoot .... liaison: Goldcrest / liason: Goldcrest (13 episodes, 1986)
Jan Lovell .... production assistant / assistant to producer (13 episodes, 1986)
Annie Simpson .... continuity (10 episodes, 1984-1986)
Elaine Matthews .... continuity (7 episodes, 1984)
Richard Carpenter .... script editor (7 episodes, 1986)
Val Demeter .... production assistant / production accountant (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Julie Baines .... production assistant / assistant to producer (5 episodes, 1984)
Moira Brenard .... production secretary (5 episodes, 1984)
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor (5 episodes, 1984)
Paddy McMullen .... chargehand standby crew (5 episodes, 1984)
Ralph Tobert .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Steve Cronick .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1986)
David Jenkins .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1986)
Grainne Ferris .... continuity (2 episodes, 1986)
Lesley Morgan .... continuity (2 episodes, 1986)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robin of Sherwood" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
60 min (24 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Praed left the series after the second season in order to appear in The Three Musketeers on Broadway. When this quickly closed he stayed in America due to being offered a part in "Dynasty" (1981).See more »
Quotes:
Robin of Loxley:Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lady MarianSee more »

FAQ

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50 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Nothing is ever forgotten!, 26 May 1999
Author: Isis-16 from Northern California

Unfortunately, only four episodes of this series are commercially available, and it is not often re-run on television. Although the few available episodes can often be found in the children's or family sections of video stores, they deserves much more respect than this; this show is one of those rare incidences of really good television.

The show mixes magic and paganism into the familiar Sherwood tale, and music by Clannad adds to the mystical atmosphere. But the characters are anything but the swashbuckling cardboard heroes that the Robin Hood stereotype embodies, and we have come to expect.

Michael Praed (in my mind, the perfect Robin Hood), plays a fallible, conflicted Robin, who is nonetheless idealistic and strong. All of the Merry Men are fleshed out as full characters, with their own motivations and ideas, and Marion (Judi Trott) is represented particularly well. She avoids many female stereotypes: she is beautiful but not plastic, a fighter but still definitely feminine. The Sheriff of Nottingham (Nicholas Grace) and Guy of Gisburne (Robert Addie) are present as the classic villains, but they both go far beyond the usual limited parameters of these roles.

The characters are all comfortable and unselfconscious, as though they don't realize that they are legends. To me, this is their most appealing trait of all.

The creators of the show also deserve kudos for their brave move in replacing Michael Praed when he opted out after two seasons: instead of recasting another actor in the same role, a different Robin Hood was introduced -- a man of noble background (played by Jason Connery-- yes, the son of *that* Connery)as opposed to the peasant upbringing of Michael's Robin. The show thereby manages to address both accounts of Robin Hood's origin. (Many people prefer Jason's Robin. I personally still gravitate toward Michael. It is an ongoing debate among fans.)

Even after all this time, the show still has a devoted cult following, who gather for yearly conventions with the stars. Their devotion is understandable; "Robin of Sherwood" is the best representation of the Robin Hood legend that has ever been created for the screen.

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