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...
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Sir Richard is about to marry Lady Margaret, but on his way is waylaid and left for dead, as a double arrives in his place. The double is Sir Alfred, son of scheming Sir John. When Lancelot arrives, ...
Attempting to show King Arthur how difficult it is to honest employment once a man has been branded a thief, Lancelot persuades the King to join him in the streets . Disguised as robbers , they enter...
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
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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 »
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 »
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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