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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
2006 (UK) See more »
Plot:
After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham. Full summary »
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Eventually won me over... See more (155 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 44)

Jonas Armstrong ... Robin Hood (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gordon Kennedy ... Little John (38 episodes, 2006-2009)

Sam Troughton ... Much (38 episodes, 2006-2009)

Joe Armstrong ... Allan A Dale (38 episodes, 2006-2009)

Richard Armitage ... Guy of Gisborne (37 episodes, 2006-2009)

Keith Allen ... Sheriff of Nottingham (34 episodes, 2006-2009)

Lucy Griffiths ... Marian (27 episodes, 2006-2009)

Harry Lloyd ... Will Scarlett (26 episodes, 2006-2007)

Anjali Jay ... Djaq (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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Series Directed by
Matthew Evans (8 episodes, 2006-2009)
Graeme Harper (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Declan O'Dwyer (3 episodes, 2006)
Richard Standeven (3 episodes, 2006)
Roger Goldby (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Ciaran Donnelly (3 episodes, 2007)
John McKay (2 episodes, 2006)
James Erskine (2 episodes, 2007)
David Evans (2 episodes, 2007)
John Greening (2 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Lau (2 episodes, 2009)
Douglas Mackinnon (2 episodes, 2009)
Alex Pillai (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Dominic Minghella (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Foz Allan (37 episodes, 2006-2009)
Simon J. Ashford (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Bev Doyle (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Richard Kurti (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Debbie Oates (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Cornell (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Chaplin (2 episodes, 2009)
Ryan Craig (2 episodes, 2009)
Lisa Holdsworth (2 episodes, 2009)
Timothy Prager (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Foz Allan .... executive producer / executive producer: Tiger Aspect Productions (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Greg Brenman .... executive producer (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Dominic Minghella .... executive producer: Plain Vanilla Ltd (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Charles Hubbard .... line producer (23 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hilary Benson .... line producer (13 episodes, 2006)
Richard Burrell .... producer (13 episodes, 2006)
John Yorke .... commissioning editor / executive producer: BBC (13 episodes, 2006)
Tom Mullens .... producer (13 episodes, 2009)
Nick Pitt .... series producer (11 episodes, 2007)
Jane Hudson .... producer (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Andy Price (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ernest Vincze (7 episodes, 2009)
Graham Frake (6 episodes, 2006)
Peter Thornton (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paul Bond (5 episodes, 2006)
Alasdair Walker (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Tim Palmer (2 episodes, 2006)
Nicholas D. Knowland (2 episodes, 2007)
Nic Morris (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Patrick Moore (7 episodes, 2006)
Crispin Green (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
William Oswald (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Alex Mackie (4 episodes, 2009)
Adam Trotman (3 episodes, 2006)
Chris Buckland (3 episodes, 2007)
Robin Peters (2 episodes, 2007)
Dave Thrasher (2 episodes, 2007)
Belinda Cottrell (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Endacott (2 episodes, 2009)
Bobby Sheikh (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Casting by
Grace Browning (13 episodes, 2006)
Michelle Guish (13 episodes, 2006)
Maggie Lunn (13 episodes, 2009)
Carrie Hilton (10 episodes, 2007)
Tamara Notcutt (10 episodes, 2007)
Victor Jenkins (8 episodes, 2007)
Zsolt Csutak (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Production Design by
Stephen Campbell (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Mike Gunn (13 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bence Erdelyi (21 episodes, 2006-2009)
Stephen Campbell (13 episodes, 2006)
Lóránt Jávor (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Set Decoration by
István Tóth (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume Design by
Frances Tempest (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Howard Burden (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Judit Halász .... crowd hair stylist (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Anna Gerõ .... makeup artist (37 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jánosné Kajtár .... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Anna Tesner .... makeup artist (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jacqueline Russon .... makeup supervisor (13 episodes, 2006)
Csilla Blake-Horváth .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 2009)
Annamária Dunai .... crowd hair stylist (13 episodes, 2009)
Magi Vaughan .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2006)
Kristyan Mallett .... special makeup effects designer / series special makeup effects designer (4 episodes, 2009)
Tara McDonald .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Gergö Balika .... production manager / unit manager (30 episodes, 2006-2009)
Daniel Dallos .... unit manager (25 episodes, 2007-2009)
Edit Nagy .... production manager (13 episodes, 2006)
Zsolt Szabo .... location production manager (13 episodes, 2007)
Alasdair Whitelaw .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tamás Vass .... second assistant director / first assistant director (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Holly Watson .... second assistant director (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Misi Moso .... third assistant director (13 episodes, 2009)
Szonja Szekerák .... third assistant director (13 episodes, 2009)
William Hartley .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2007-2009)
Tamas Lukacs .... third assistant director (10 episodes, 2006)
Christopher Dando .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2007-2009)
Márk Herjeczki .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 2009)
Michael Mallinson .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2006)
Peter Butler .... additional photography director (2 episodes, 2006)
Lydia Currie .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Mick Pantaleo .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Gábor Stibló .... prop buyer (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gabor Toth .... assistant set decorator (36 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mihály Molnár .... construction manager / construction supervisor / ... (28 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mihály Marton .... standy props / stand-by props (26 episodes, 2006-2009)
Miklós Halász .... stand-by carpenter (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lajos E. Szabó .... stand-by painter (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lea Lampért .... props (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Hajnalka Kurán .... stand-by art director / art department production assistant (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Pál Csicsman .... swing gang (13 episodes, 2006)
Gábor Szabó .... carpenter (13 episodes, 2006)
Béla Tollay .... stand-by props (13 episodes, 2006)
Tamás Csaba .... art department production assistant (8 episodes, 2006)
László Nagyidai .... construction manager (5 episodes, 2006)
Bence Erdelyi .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 2006)
Judit Varga .... stand-by art director (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Colin Chapman .... supervising sound editor (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Tamas Kurina .... adr engineer (37 episodes, 2006-2009)
Robert Ireland .... sound designer / sound effects editor (35 episodes, 2006-2009)
Peter Schulteisz .... boom operator / assistant sound (27 episodes, 2006-2009)
Phil Croal .... sound mixer / sound recordist (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Tamás Csaba .... production sound mixer: second unit (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
László Kovács .... boom operator (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Alan Snelling .... sound re-recording mixer / foley recordist (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Martin Thomson .... trainee assistant sound editor / foley editor (24 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist / foley mixer (13 episodes, 2006)
György Mihályi .... utility sound (13 episodes, 2006)
Mac Ruth .... production sound mixer / sound recordist (13 episodes, 2006)
Pál Szûrös .... boom operator (13 episodes, 2006)
Ian Tapp .... adr recordist (13 episodes, 2006)
Aad Wirtz .... dubbing mixer / sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 2006)
John Cochrane .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 2007)
Justine Angus .... sound editor / dialogue editor (10 episodes, 2006)
Pietro Dalmasso .... adr mixer / foley mixer (7 episodes, 2009)
Laura Lovejoy .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Special Effects by
Attila Erczkovi .... pyrotechnician (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyrotechnics supervisor / pyro supervisor (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician (26 episodes, 2006-2009)
Norbert Orosz .... pyrotechnician / assistant pyrotechnician (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gábor Mészáros .... pyrotechnician (13 episodes, 2007)
Ferenc Ormos .... special effects supervisor / pyrotechnics supervisor (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ádám Fiers .... post-production manager: Cube Effects / visual effects line producer / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Zoltán Szegedi .... digital artist: Cube Effects / digital compositor: Cube Effects / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jenõ Udvardi .... visual effects supervisor / visual effects producer: Cube Effects / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Zoltán Benyó .... on-set visual effects supervisor: Cube Effects / visual effects producer: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Pál Klemm .... lead digital compositor: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Károly Mesterházy .... digital artist: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gábor Székely .... technical director: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gábor Tóth .... digital artist: Cube Effects / senior digital compositor: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Péter Závorszky .... visual effects production manager: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Szvák Antal .... visual effects coordinator / visual effects coordinator: Cube Effects (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Miklós Mesterházy .... digital artist: Cube Effects (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
Reischig Ferenc .... systems administrator: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Ravadits Kornél .... digital matte painter: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Imre Lovász .... pipeline technical director: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Marcell Nagy .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Mátyás Szabó .... senior digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Attila Szalma .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Ria Tamok .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Gábor Vaszkun .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2006)
Gergely Barta .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Péter Bujdosó .... matte painting supervisor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Tamás Fiedler .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Dániel Forgács .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Bence Hegybíró .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
György Horváth .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Ruszkai Kálmán .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Fábry Olivia .... digital paint artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2007)
Pál Tauszig .... digital compositor (13 episodes, 2007)
Lili Makk .... visual effects editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Sandor Peto .... digital artist: Cube Effects (13 episodes, 2009)
Zoltán Fiedler .... digital compositor: Cube Effects (9 episodes, 2009)
Mark Laszlo .... matchmove artist: Cube Effects (8 episodes, 2009)
Péter Obornik .... visual effects artist (8 episodes, 2009)
Veress Kovács István .... matte painter (6 episodes, 2006)
Oliver Auguszt .... digital effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Stunts
László Imre .... stunt performer / co-stunt coordinator / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Péter Katona .... stunt double: Jonas Armstrong/Sam Troughton/Joe Armstrong / stunt double: Jonas Armstrong, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
József Kovalik .... stunt performer / stunt double: Richard Armitage / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Levente Lezsák .... stunt double: Jonas Armstrong / stunt double / ... (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sandor Bertalan .... stunt rider / stunt double: horse stunts (35 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sándor Boros .... stunt double: Sam Troughton / stunts / ... (28 episodes, 2006-2009)
Tivadar Mike .... stunts (13 episodes, 2006)
Krisztián Czirják .... stunt double (13 episodes, 2009)
Ferenc Novinecz .... stunts (13 episodes, 2009)
Brice Stratford .... fight performer (13 episodes, 2009)
Attila Kenyo .... stunts / stunt double (11 episodes, 2006)
Roland Kollárszky .... stunts / stunt double (11 episodes, 2006)
Zoltan Gal .... stunt performer / stunt double (6 episodes, 2007)
István Koleszár .... stunts (5 episodes, 2006-2009)
Akos Lenkei .... stunts (3 episodes, 2006)
Gergely Bíró .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Géza Kovács .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Balazs Lengyel .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Péter Rácz Tiger .... assistant camera / second assistant camera: "a" camera (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gábor Kasza .... second assistant camera (35 episodes, 2006-2009)
Balázs Rozgonyi .... video assist operator (29 episodes, 2006-2009)
Nagy Attila Rocket .... first assistant camera: "a" camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gareth Hughes .... camera operator: "a" camera / camera operator (23 episodes, 2007-2009)
László Bille .... camera operator (16 episodes, 2007-2009)
Egon Endrényi .... still photographer (13 episodes, 2006)
Nándor Gulyás .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2006)
Gabor Szucs .... grip trainee (13 episodes, 2009)
Attila Csoboth .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2007)
András Váradi .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2006)
Tibor Molnár .... best boy (6 episodes, 2006)
Attila Nagy .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 2006)
József Szucsik .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2006)
Pal Paluch .... key grip (5 episodes, 2006)
Marci Ragályi .... Steadicam operator / camera operator (5 episodes, 2006)
József Takács .... focus puller (5 episodes, 2006)
Tamas Nyerges .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2006)

Attila Bogyai .... electrician / rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Victor Jenkins .... casting associate (13 episodes, 2007)
Sharon Sorrentino .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orsolya Sallai .... costumer (16 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mari Csáki .... dresser / set supervisor (13 episodes, 2007)
Fraser Purfit .... costume supervisor (13 episodes, 2009)
Zsoka Hoka .... costumer supervisor / costume supervisor (8 episodes, 2006)
Zsófia Federits .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (8 episodes, 2007)
Ann Taylor .... costume supervisor / assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 2006)
József Lender .... dresser (3 episodes, 2006)
Chrissy Szucs .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2006)
Rosie Grant .... additional costume (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Preston .... on-line editor (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Oliver Griffin .... assistant editor / first assistant editor (13 episodes, 2006)
Noemi Mehrli .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2006)
Samantha Hollingdale .... colorist (13 episodes, 2007)
Bjorn Johnson .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 2007)
Paul Staples .... colorist (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Vándor .... colorist (9 episodes, 2006)
Tom White .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Péter Molnár .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Music Department
David Butterworth .... orchestrator (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Péter Dorozsmai .... music mixer / musician: drums (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Tamas Kurina .... music recordist (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Steven Price .... music editor (32 episodes, 2006-2009)
Rachel Boot .... assistant music editor (13 episodes, 2009)
Roger May .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mihály Gáspár .... transportation captain (13 episodes, 2006)
László Kiss .... transportation coordinator (13 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Péter Mészáros .... unit assistant (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
János Papp .... health and safety advisor (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Frith Tiplady .... head of production (39 episodes, 2006-2009)
Lili Makk .... script supervisor: second unit (37 episodes, 2006-2009)
Richard Szabó .... security head (37 episodes, 2006-2009)
Anikó Zalavári .... assistant production accountant / production accountant (36 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dora Simko .... script supervisor (32 episodes, 2006-2009)
Gabriella Csoma .... production coordinator (26 episodes, 2006-2009)
József Goór .... extras coordinator (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Steve Groom .... production accountant (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Balint Regius .... production assistant (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Béla Vaszary .... medical coordinator (24 episodes, 2006-2007)
Anna Piroska Geréb .... production assistant (19 episodes, 2007-2009)
Amy Horkay .... assistant production coordinator / production coordinator (16 episodes, 2006-2007)
Daniel Dallos .... unit assistant (13 episodes, 2006)
Balogh Györgyi .... assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2006)
Claire L. Kenny .... location assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2006)
Róbert Koroknyai .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2006)
Dóra Papp .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2006)
Steve Pirolli .... location facilities manager (13 episodes, 2006)
Csaba Benedek .... security HOD (13 episodes, 2007)
Tina Falcone .... assistant accountant (13 episodes, 2007)
Clare Jones .... production coordinator: uk (13 episodes, 2009)
Zsolt Ferenc Maier .... extras coordinator (13 episodes, 2009)
Zsolt Spitzer .... location manager (13 episodes, 2009)
András Kopházi .... security coordinator (11 episodes, 2006)
Ferenc Kondor .... motor home (9 episodes, 2006)
Della Moore .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2006)
Tamás Péter .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2006)
Aniko Hegedus .... assistant accountant / assistant production accountant (6 episodes, 2006-2009)
Bobe Bodzsar .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Tara Buckwell .... legals / legal service (5 episodes, 2006)
János Cserven .... location manager (5 episodes, 2006)
Alex Gill .... picture publicity (5 episodes, 2006)
Michelle Osborn .... publicist (5 episodes, 2006)
Gabriella Winkler .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2006)
Jenny White .... script editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Milly Rust .... assistant coordinator (3 episodes, 2006)
Nora Feher .... assistant production coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)
Timea Nagy .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2007)
Máté Herjeczki .... set runner (3 episodes, 2009)

Rudolf András .... location scout (unknown episodes)
 

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Argentina:60 min
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | New Zealand:M (season 2) | Singapore:PG (season 1)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sam Troughton's grandfather Patrick Troughton previously played the title character in "Robin Hood" (1953), making him the first actor to play the role on television.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Robin's bow was actually a Longbow; not the bow he uses in the show. A Longbow is, of course, long (about as long as the person using it) and is virtually straight. Also Robin never used the Saracen sword and the movement for a long sword are completely different meaning he actually wouldn't have been able to.See more »
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Little John:Taxes we do not like.See more »
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Version of Robin Hood (1973)See more »

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73 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
Eventually won me over..., 31 December 2006
Author: Sweet_Ophelia from Australia

After the first 15 minutes of the BBC's new drama 'Robin Hood', I was pretty much certain that I wouldn't go further than the first episode. Robin (Jonas Armstrong), back from the Crusades in Jerusalem is coming home to Locksley, along with is ex-servant and friend, Much (Sam Troughton). They make a pit-stop on their journey home, to help a blacksmith in return for food... and a roll in the hay with his bosomy daughter who looks like she just stepped out of a Justin Timberlake music video. Riiight. Then came a dodgy back-flip, some ridiculous one-liner and I was thoroughly unimpressed.

I know a thing or two about the legend of Robin Hood. As a kid the Disney version (yep the sing-along with the fox as Robin) was a favorite, and when I was about 6 and went on a trip to England, my family and I made a pit-stop in Nottingham, got a photo by the Robin Hood statue and even went on a little Robin Hood ride and walk through Sherwood forest. I was told the stories of Robin Hood, and have a soft spot for the Robin and Marian romance. I felt obligated to give this new BBC drama a try, since everything Robin Hood once fascinated me as a child.

The first episode, as I said, did not inspire confidence. Jonas Armstrong isn't who I picture as Robin Hood. One review described him as being the 'Orlando Bloom' type, one who "hovers somewhere between boyhood and manhood" (Daily Express, September 9, 2006). I had seen Armstrong in the fourth season of 'Teachers' and was not terribly taken by him. But in 'Robin Hood', Armstrong is initially hard to swallow as the hooded crusader, but this isn't entirely his fault. Robin initially comes across as a cocky, womanizing lad with a hefty ego, and it wasn't until about the third episode that I actually started to warm to him. What made sure I came back to watch the second, third and eventually entire series of this show was Lucy Griffiths as Maid Marian and Keith Allen as the deliciously ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham.

Newcomer, 19 year-old Lucy Griffith's Marian has dropped the 'maid' and follows the lead of 21st century female TV heroines such as Buffy, Veronica Mars and Rose Tyler... which isn't surprising, the show could not have worked with a wimpy and weak Marian. Griffiths and Armstrong do have a great chemistry as well, despite the fact that the dialogue between Marian and Robin is sometimes corny ("kiss it better?") there is a spark, and that's enough to keep the Marian/Robin romance interesting for me. Even more so is the fact that in this updated version, Marian does not welcome Robin home with open arms. He left her 5 years ago to fight for glory and King Richard in the Holy lands, and she is still feeling the sting of his desertion.

Keith Allen plays a fantastically villainous Sheriff, who sometimes reminds me of Tim Curry, and is always entertaining. Richard Armitage plays Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff's right hand man and the new lord of Robin's Locksley manor. To top it off, Gisborne is in tough pursuit of Marian, adding an extra layer of intensity to his dueling with Robin.

This show has been commissioned partly due to the huge success of the resurrected 'Doctor Who', and while it isn't quite on-par with the genius of Russell T. Davies's show, 'Robin Hood' is worth a try. At times the production value leaves you wanting, the stunts can be laughable and the acting a little wooden. It isn't really until the seventh episode "Brothers in Arms" that things really start to pick up with the drama and story lines, and from seven onwards it is a brilliant roller-coaster ride sure to make the previous six lack-luster episodes worth the watch.

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