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Robin Hood 

Robin of Sherwood (original title)
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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 ...  Much 24 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Will Scarlet 24 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Nasir 24 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Little John 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Judi Trott ...  Lady Marion / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Friar Tuck / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Robert Addie ...  Sir Guy of Gisburne 21 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Herne the Hunter 18 episodes, 1984-1986
Nickolas Grace ...  Robert de Rainault / ... 17 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Robert of Huntingdon / ... 13 episodes, 1986
...  Robin of Loxley 12 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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15 January 1984 (USA)  »

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According to the DVD extras, many of the child extras were real children of the cast and crew. See more »

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Robin of Loxley: Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.
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Some Old Pearls Don't Ever Lose Their Shine
8 October 2002 | by See 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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