Robin Hood (1984–1986)
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The Swords of Wayland 

The village of Uffcombe is getting nightly visits from strangely disguised riders, called "The Hounds of Lucifer" by locals, who kill and drag away terrified villagers. The riders have also... See full summary »


Robert Young


Richard Carpenter (creator), Richard Carpenter

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dallas Adams Dallas Adams ... Peter Verdelet
John Abineri ... Herne the Hunter
Michael Praed ... Robin of Loxley
James Donnelly James Donnelly ... Gareth of Uffcombe
Ray Winstone ... Will Scarlet
Peter Llewellyn Williams Peter Llewellyn Williams ... Much
Clive Mantle ... Little John
Mark Ryan ... Nasir
Judi Trott Judi Trott ... Marion
Phil Rose ... Friar Tuck
Rula Lenska ... Morgwyn of Ravenscar
David Trevena David Trevena ... Sheriff
Norman Bowler ... Adam the Miller
David Brandon David Brandon ... Cedric (as David Cain)
Conrad Phillips ... Philip


The village of Uffcombe is getting nightly visits from strangely disguised riders, called "The Hounds of Lucifer" by locals, who kill and drag away terrified villagers. The riders have also been seen robbing a local church, badly hurting the priest who worked there. Gareth of Uffcombe decides to travel to Sherwood to ask "the people's hero" for help against these devils. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Fantasy | Drama








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17 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Written and made as the two part second series premiere, this was held back until the bank holiday and shown as a double length episode/TVM in a bid for higher ratings. The story of this episode comes first in the second series novelisation 'Robin of Sherwood and the Hounds of Lucifer' and the original order was restored for the Blu-ray release of the complete series. Some small plot points in the episode demonstrate its original placing. Marion talks of her father as being dead, despite discovering in 'The Prophecy' (which was intended to have been shown later) that he was secretly imprisoned and only reported dead. See more »


Nasir: [introducing himself] Nasir Malik Kemal Inal Ibrahim Shams ad-Dualla Wattab ibn Mahmud.
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Loved it.
9 September 2013 | by chathudSee all my reviews

I loved this as a kid.It was mesmerizing,me and my friends used to play these characters,we even drank one cup of water passing around among us while chanting 'Herne Protect us'I love the series,It has been Brilliant. I really liked the 1st Robin,after he was dead it was a bit of a disappointment.Though creators were able to checked all the boxes,making it absolutely original Still when I pass 'Nottingham' these characters come into my mind.We recently visited Nottingham Castle and while we were there we talked about the ways that 'Robin Hood 'sneaked into the castle,where was the Sheriff took his bath and stuff. It sounds silly me and my friends are in late Twenties and early Thirties,we can't stop loving Robin Hood yet. 'Together ...We'.Loved it then,love it now Robin Hood.

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