Much, trying to assist a sick relative in Nottingham, is caught by Gisburne, thrown into the Nottingham Castle dungeons, and sentenced to be hanged. Meanwhile, the legendary outlaw Adam Bell returns to Nottingham, causing mayhem as he kidnaps the Sheriff's young nephew Martin. Realising there is only one man who can outwit Adam Bell, the Sheriff, against all of his principles, decides to make a deal with Robin Hood: "Your half-wit for my brat." Written by
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wears a long-haired wig in this episode, seeing as he had cut his hair very short in order to play Lennie in Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" on the London stage. See more
Little John has a very short beard throughout the programme until the last scene where it is a full bushy beard, only 2 days after the opening scenes. See more
Martin was a kind, gentle boy once. Now I hardly recognise him. He doesn't laugh anymore, except at things that would make an ordinary boy sick. He's a bully, a tyrant, just like his favourite uncle.
Robert de Rainault
Oh, you flatter me!