A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.
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1986   1985   1984  
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Llewellyn Williams Peter Llewellyn Williams ...  Much 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Ray Winstone ...  Will Scarlet 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Mark Ryan ...  Nasir 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Clive Mantle ...  Little John 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Judi Trott Judi Trott ...  Lady Marion / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Phil Rose Phil Rose ...  Friar Tuck / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Robert Addie ...  Sir Guy of Gisburne 21 episodes, 1984-1986
John Abineri ...  Herne the Hunter 16 episodes, 1984-1986
Nickolas Grace ...  Robert de Rainault / ... 17 episodes, 1984-1986
Jason Connery ...  Robert of Huntingdon / ... 13 episodes, 1986
Michael Praed ...  Robin of Loxley 11 episodes, 1984-1986
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Robin of Loxley is chosen by the mystical Herne the Hunter to become his 'son' and champion the oppressed. Gathering a band of comrades around him he fights a guerilla campaign against their Norman dictators, particularly the Sheriff of Nottingham and his deputy, Guy de Gisburne. Later he is succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, renegade nobleman. This retelling of the legend introduces a strong fantasy element, with black magic and the old religion. Written by Gareth Preston <gpreston@mmu.ac.uk>

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Originated the now-customary character of Robin Hood's Saracen companion, due to Mark Ryan's unintentional permanent addition to the cast. Every new version of Robin Hood made since has included a Saracen character, or even sidekick. See more »

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Robin of Loxley: Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.
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Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #3.30 (1995) See more »

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Darkmere
Composed by Ciaran Brennan
Performed by Clannad
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Some Old Pearls Don't Ever Lose Their Shine
8 October 2002 | by schogger13See all my reviews

Ok, some facts to get a few potential misunderstandings out of the way: This is an early 80's British production. So, everybody expecting the highest US production standards and a gloss factor 10 should back off NOW! Everybody else will have an HONEST ball of a time rediscovering one of the most underrated, and at the same time most precious gems in Fantasy TV as well as movies. This isn't only the definitive blueprint of the 'modern' conception of the Robin Hood tale, as well as 'modern' fantasy, it's also a 25-part journey through high quality Fantasy story-telling as we've ever encountered it before or after. Too bold? I don't think so. Re-watch the excellent DVD collection (the last part will appear in November) and marvel at the originality laying foundations to almost every similar project going.

Be aware! It's old-fashioned and VERY simple! It's demanding and VERY clever! Contradiction? Not really. It's a child of its time as well as a prototype of what's to come. But everyone who's still kept a sense for the simple, as well as most precious prospects in story-telling, will be delighted. This is a unique gem that can only be surpassed by a greater budget coupled with at least a similarly good script. Let me tell you: That hasn't happened yet.

Re-educate yourself in the unique virtues of early 80's UK television. You won't be disappointed.

Schogger13


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15 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Robin Hood See more »

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(24 episodes)

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