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Series cast summary:
Kate Lonergan ...
 Marian (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Adam Morris ...
 Robin (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Barrington (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Howard Lew Lewis ...
 Rabies (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Little Ron (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Forbes Collins ...
 King John / ... (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 The Sheriff (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mark Billingham ...
 Gary (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
David Lloyd ...
 Graeme (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Gladys (25 episodes, 1989-1994)
Robin Chandler ...
 Snooker (21 episodes, 1989-1994)
Ramsay Gilderdale ...
 Guy of Gisborne (18 episodes, 1990-1994)
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The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom fighters, Marian seeks to save the villagers of Worksop from the tyrany of King John and his cunning henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham... Written by Ben Evans (Barrington) <turlough@geocities.com>

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Mike Edmonds as Logray, one of the native Ewok inhabitants of the Forest moon of Endor that aids the Rebel Alliance in defeating the Galactic Empire in the 1983 film "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi", foreshadowed Edmonds starring in the series as Little Ron. See more »

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Marian: What do you mean you ran out of wood? What's this?
Robin: Um... a forest.
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Version of Robin Hood (2006) See more »

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The finest children's TV show of its generation
19 July 2005 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

This series worked on just about every level - "Blackadder for kids" is an expression often used to sum it up, but that does it a disservice, suggesting it's some kind of imitation of another show. This really was wonderful in its own right, though - entertaining stories and performances delicately laced with some delicious satire and gags you can't believe they got away with, i.e. Robin's "I've never laid anything in my life!" when trying to sneak into the castle under the guise of being a carpet fitter. It's a crying shame they never made more than they did, but at the same time at least it never became stale. DVD release soon, please!


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