William Tell (1987– )
"Crossbow" (original title)

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In this period action series, Wilhelm ('William', several names are anglicized) Tell isn't just a father whose masterly archery saves his boy (Matthew)'s life but more of a Swiss Robin Hood... See full summary »

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 William Tell (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
Jeremy Clyde ...
 Gov. Hermann Gessler / ... (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Horst / ... (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Matthew Tell / ... (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
Hans Meyer ...
 Tyroll / ... (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Otway ...
 Conrad (72 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Eleanor (60 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 The Emperor / ... (49 episodes, 1988-1989)
Bertie Cortez ...
 Ambrose (48 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bernard Spiegel ...
 Weevil (48 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Villager (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
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In this period action series, Wilhelm ('William', several names are anglicized) Tell isn't just a father whose masterly archery saves his boy (Matthew)'s life but more of a Swiss Robin Hood in medieval times, before the Alpine country became the present stand-alone republican Helvetic Confederation, who stands up time and again against grim feudal oppression, as administered by Governor Hermann Gessler and other noble lords, who exploit and abuse the simple mountain villagers practically as serfs. Written by KGF Vissers

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Straight through the Apple
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by Stanislas Syrewicz
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Quality Film Series
9 March 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The only thing that sunk this series was its timing. Produced in 1986, it was considered too similar to the highly successful "Robin of Sherwood" (1984-86) film series that had just finished its run in June. "William Tell" as it was called in the UK was shown at primetime in Summer 1989 and just didn't get the viewing figures. Actually a sumptuously filmed quality production with a stunning soundtrack, filmed in France and Europe, the similarities with its British cousin (RoS) were just too much.


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