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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Kate Lonergan ...
 Marian (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 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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Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Tunnel Vision (1994) parodies The Crystal Maze (1990) which Robin dressed up as Richard O'Brien, forces The Sheriff of Nottingham, Gary and Graham to play a series of Crystal Maze style games in The Maze of Mystery. Mike Edmonds had starred opposite Crystal Maze host Richard O' Brien in Flash Gordon (1980). See more »

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Marian: If a Norman wants me to be cheese- then that's the last thing I'll be!
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During the closing credits, there is a little cartoon of the characters. See more »

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Version of The Muppet Show: Lynn Redgrave (1979) See more »

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Very funny, classy comedy
20 April 2001 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This was top, class, quality children's entertainment. Tony Robinson and all the other cast put in a great performance and really made something that could have been boring come to life. Hilarious, fast-moving script and very funny gags and situations. WHY DID IT END!?


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