The Sheriff is going to hang Arthur of Tetsbury for raising a levy in the shire for King Richard. To prevent Robin Hood from saving him, it is declared that only women will be allowed to enter the city to bring in the daily food.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Alan Wheatley ...
Arthur of Tetsbury / Master Giles
Simone Lovell ...
Victor Woolf ...
Lame Ned / Prisoner / Outlaw
Charles Stapley ...


Arthur of Tetsbury is raising a new levy for King Richard to pay for his holy war and runs afoul of the Sheriff who sentences him to be hanged the next morning. To keep Robin Hood from interfering he limits access to Nottingham to women only. Robin and Will dress up as women and with the help of Joan from the Blue Boar Inn penetrate Nottingham to try to rescue Arthur. Written by WDTone

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27 February 1956 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The Original Mission Impossible
11 March 2011 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Robin and Will Scarlet appear in drag, which alone makes this episode worth watching.

The Sheriff (hiss, boo) is going to hang a man loyal to King Richard. To prevent Robin Hood from saving him, he declares that only women will be allowed to enter or leave the city. I guess he thinks that Robin is too macho to put on woman's clothes.

There are four or five delightfully comic scenes from this classic gag scenario. Still, there is also a fair share of suspense when Robin himself gets tricked.

This episode was written and directed by Ralph Smart. Smart produced and directed many Buccaneer episodes, a sister series to Robin Hood. He also produced "Danger Man" AKA "Secret Agent Man" the best Secret Agent series ever.

Simone Lovell play Joan, a saucy wench, who helps Robin with his plan. I've seen her briefly in some other episodes and was impressed. Here she has more to do and plays her scenes wonderfully. It was nice to see another woman helping Robin, besides Maid Marian for a change. I have only seen the first 20 episodes and she has been in about four. She's in 16 episodes altogether, so I'm looking forward to the next 12 with her.

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