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Series cast summary:
Kate Lonergan ...
 Marian (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
 Robin (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
 Barrington (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Howard Lew Lewis ...
 Rabies (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
 Little Ron (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Forbes Collins ...
 King John / ... (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
 The Sheriff / ... (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mark Billingham ...
 Gary (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
David Lloyd ...
 Graeme (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Hilary Mason ...
 Gladys (25 episodes, 1989-1994)
Robin Chandler ...
 Snooker (21 episodes, 1989-1994)
Ramsay Gilderdale ...
 Guy of Gisborne (18 episodes, 1990-1994)


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) <>

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When Robin Hood wonders whether his life would ever be made into a movie, Rabies asks if he could be in it. The actor who played Rabies, Howard Lew Lewis, did in fact appear in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) as Hal. See more »


Gary: [as he's picking up things that can't be seen] Bye-bye! Bye-bye! Bye-bye!
The Sheriff: Gary, what are you doing?
Gary: Oh, I'm saying goodbye to the germs, sir. They're going out of the bin, and into the rubbish tip where they can make new friends in a totally different environment.
The Sheriff: So it's more of a club 18-30s than a rubbish tip, is it, Gary?
Gary: Yes, sir.
The Sheriff: Wrong!
[sprays a can of disinfectant]
The Sheriff: It's a funeral parlour! Gary, sometimes you're as stupidly sentimental as an Australian Soap Opera. Now get this place tidied...
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During the closing credits, there is a little cartoon of the characters. See more »


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It's Monty Python for kids
23 November 2002 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

I've recently realised that this show is probably responsible for my sense of humour. As an impressionable child I was captivated by this show. I loved it all, Marian was a bossy but funny role model, Robin was a wimp and King John was the funniest monarch ever.

The best bit was that the script wasn't just for kids, Tony Robinson has written a gem, my mum loved it the first time and when i watched recent repeats as a (supposedly) grown up person i found out why. It has some of the best lines on TV and some of the most surreally brilliant visual gags. It's Monty Python for kids, and believe me the kids could do with more like this.

My favourite episode was the one with the White-ish Knight, but they were all good and whenever my friends argue about the best show of our (sniff... long gone) childhoods, this one is one of the few we can agree on. Sorry if I'm gushing like an Oscar winner but if you think I'm exaggerating then you can't have seen this.

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