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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The real reason for Robin of Loxley being killed off was that actor Michael Praed had received an offer he could not refuse from Broadway producers of the musical The Three Musketeers. The Broadway show, in which Praed played D'Artagnan, was not a great success. It closed after a week and only 9 performances. 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 »


Little John: [Gisburne has just told them that Robin has been killed] I don't believe it! He wants us to die thinking that Robin's dead!
[He tries to laugh, but it turns into sobbing]
Will Scarlet: [quietly] What about Marion? And Much?
Friar Tuck: What do you mean?
Will Scarlet: Why not tell us they're all dead?
[He doesn't wait for an answer]
Will Scarlet: What difference does it make? I think it's true... I think he's gone.
Nasir: [softly, in farewell] Salaam Aleikum... Robin.
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Referenced in No 73: Country Matters (1985) See more »

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