Robin Hood (1984–1986)
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Robin Hood and the Sorcerer 

His family massacred by Norman soldiers, Robin takes on the mantle of the Hooded Man, a champion long prophesied. His first challenge is to free Maid Marion from the clutches of the evil, ... See full summary »


Ian Sharp


Richard Carpenter (created and written by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Michaels Wayne Michaels ... Ailric of Loxley
Toby Lee Toby Lee ... Young Robin
Geoffrey Greenhill Geoffrey Greenhill ... Miller
Betty Francis Betty Francis ... Much's Mother
Nickolas Grace ... Robert de Rainault / Sheriff
Michael Praed ... Robin of Loxley
Peter Llewellyn Williams Peter Llewellyn Williams ... Much
Robert Addie ... Sir Guy of Gisburne
Ray Winstone ... Will Scarlet
Paul Rainbow Paul Rainbow ... Tom the Fletcher (as Paul Duggan)
Mark Audley Mark Audley ... Dickon
Stuart Linden Stuart Linden ... The Old Prisoner
Philip Jackson ... Abbot Hugo de Rainault
Clive Mantle ... Little John
Anthony Valentine ... Baron de Belleme


His family massacred by Norman soldiers, Robin takes on the mantle of the Hooded Man, a champion long prophesied. His first challenge is to free Maid Marion from the clutches of the evil, powerful Baron de Belleme. Written by Gareth Preston <>

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Action | Fantasy | Drama


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Michael Praed provided the voice for Ailric of Loxley because of Wayne Michaels's strong West Country accent. See more »


As Robin pulls the arrow from Simon de Belleme's body there is a loud popping sound. See more »


Will Scarlet: What's your name?
Robin of Loxley: Robin. Robin of Loxley.
Will Scarlet: Loxley? There's no such place.
Robin of Loxley: That's what they tell us. Nothing's forgotten.
Will Scarlet: No, nothing's forgotten, nothing. My wife's folks, they came from Loxley. And they died there. And I wish to God she'd died with them!
Robin of Loxley: Why? Why do you say that?
Will Scarlet: Cold November night. Soldiers, drunk... mercenaries. They took her from me, and when they'd finished with her, they trampled her to death with their horses. And then they laughed. Laughed! My name was Will Scathlock. It's ...
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Now Is Here
Written and Performed by Clannad
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Kick Off To A Fantastic Series
14 July 2002 | by sgpfanSee all my reviews

This double length feature (shown as two parts in most markets outside the UK), was the first of the Robin Of Sherwood programmes. It introduced the principal characters in the series and the mystic angle that series creator, Richard Carpenter, was trying to weave into the age old ballads of Britain's most celebrated outlaw.

The combination was dynamite and led to a highly rated series that found many followers around the world.

The young cast, led by Michael Praed as Robin and Judi Trott as Marion, had real chemistry among themselves, which, aided by Carpenter's superb writing and Ian Sharp's direction, made for an eminently watchable movie length feature and following series.

Anthony Valentine's role as the demonic Simon De Belleme will send a shiver through many viewers, particularly in the confrontation between Robin and himself. Nickolas Grace also deserves mention for his portrayl of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

The romantic angle hasn't been ignored either, with Praed and Trott hitting it off beautifully from the moment they first meet on screen.

The show may be close to two decades old, but like good wine, it has aged well and still comes across today as a good watch for its blend of drama, action and romance.

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15 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robin Hood: The Legend, Part 1 See more »

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