Robin Hood: Season 2, Episode 6

The Greatest Enemy (14 Jan. 1985)
"Robin of Sherwood" The Greatest Enemy (original title)

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The Sheriff is ordered by the King to put a stop to Robin Hood once and for all, or else Robert de Rainault will lose all his power as sheriff. Using threats to set up an ambush at Wickham,... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Steve Dent ...
Mark Lewis ...
Phil Rose ...
Peter Llewellyn Williams ...
Nickolas Grace ...
Robert de Rainault / Sheriff
Robert Addie ...
Hubert de Giscard
Judi Trott ...
John Abineri ...
Jeremy Bulloch ...
Robbie Bulloch ...
Matthew of Wickham


The Sheriff is ordered by the King to put a stop to Robin Hood once and for all, or else Robert de Rainault will lose all his power as sheriff. Using threats to set up an ambush at Wickham, and bloodhounds to follow the outlaws desperate attempt to escape back into the depths of Sherwood, it soon evolves into a dramatic life-or-death chase through the forest. In the end, Robin finds himself alone and surrounded by soldiers on an open field, realising that he must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his band members and continue to protect the people of England. Written by Anonymous

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This episode was originally meant to focus on the character of Nasir and his background as a professional assassin. However, as Michael Praed decided to leave the show for Broadway, the episode was completely re-written at the very last minute. See more »


The soldier killed by Nasir while having a rest against a wall during Nasir's sneaking into Wickham, is later pouring wine for Gisburne and The Sheriff on De Rainault's return to the village after Loxley's murder. See more »


Herne the Hunter: I am Herne the Hunter, and you are a leaf driven by the wind.
Robert of Huntingdon: Herne is a spirit. And you...
Herne the Hunter: I am a man.
Robert of Huntingdon: Yes. A man.
Herne the Hunter: Answer me this, then - what brought you here?
Robert of Huntingdon: I don't know... there was a voice.
Herne the Hunter: And what did this voice say to you? Tell me!
Robert of Huntingdon: It said... nothing's forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.
Herne the Hunter: So he is free.
Robert of Huntingdon: Nobody's free. What does it mean?
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Referenced in No 73: Country Matters (1985) See more »

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