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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot 

In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of... See full summary »
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1957   1956  
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Complete series cast summary:
William Russell ...  Sir Lancelot du Lac / ... 30 episodes, 1956-1957
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ...  Merlin 24 episodes, 1956-1957
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...  King Arthur 22 episodes, 1956-1957
Robert Scroggins Robert Scroggins ...  Brian 22 episodes, 1956-1957
David Morrell David Morrell ...  Sir Kay / ... 21 episodes, 1956-1957
Derren Nesbitt ...  Andred / ... 14 episodes, 1956-1957
Jane Hylton ...  Queen Guinevere / ... 14 episodes, 1956-1957

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In all of Arthurian legend, the most famous of the Knights of the Round Table is undoubtedly Sir Lancelot. This series, painstakingly researched by the History and Literature Departments of Oxford University, re-creates some of the notable exploits of the famous knight, as well as the deeds of the other members of King Arthur's court. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Adventure | Family

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Later episodes were made in colour due to a request from the U.S. television network that was screening the show and wanted colour content to broadcast. This makes The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the first British made programme to be made and broadcast in colour (Zoo Quest preceded it as location filming was done in colour but the show was never broadcast in colour). See more »

Goofs

On the opening sequence for the black and white episodes, Lancelot begins his charge with a dark shield and his horse is also cloaked in dark colors. When the camera cuts to a longer shot, both the shield and horse cloak are light colors. See more »

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Referenced in Doctor Who: Origins (2006) See more »

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Retelling of documented tales of Sir Lancelot
31 July 2004 | by woolcockSee all my reviews

I remember watching this television series as a child. I fell in love with Sir Lancelot (naturally!) and this program encouraged my lifelong interest in King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

Since this series there have been numerous versions in film of the story of Arthur and his Queen Guinevere, the castle Camelot and those chivalrous Knights. Strangely enough none are ever the same but they are all based on the original legends of Arthur. This series had a fresh adventure for Sir Lancelot each week - whether it was rescuing damsels in distress or joining his fellow Knights in battle. The acting and the production values were very good for the time - everyone dressed in suitable period outfits. Then Sir Lancelot admired his Queen from a distance - there was never a hint of an affair as this was a children's program! The settings always looked very authentic and for Camelot itself no doubt a real castle was used - there are plenty of them in the UK.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lancillotto See more »

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Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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