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Maid Marian and Her Merry Men 

The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Kate Lonergan Kate Lonergan ...  Marian 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Adam Morris Adam Morris ...  Robin 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Danny John-Jules ...  Barrington 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Howard Lew Lewis Howard Lew Lewis ...  Rabies 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Mike Edmonds ...  Little Ron 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins ...  King John / ... 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Tony Robinson ...  The Sheriff 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Mark Billingham Mark Billingham ...  Gary 26 episodes, 1989-1994
David Lloyd David Lloyd ...  Graeme 26 episodes, 1989-1994
Hilary Mason ...  Gladys 25 episodes, 1989-1994
Robin Chandler Robin Chandler ...  Snooker 21 episodes, 1989-1994
Ramsay Gilderdale Ramsay Gilderdale ...  Guy of Gisborne 18 episodes, 1990-1994


The true story of Sherwood Forest is finally revealed: Robin was a cowardly tailor from Kensington, and Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men. With her ruthless band of freedom fighters, Marian seeks to save the villagers of Worksop from the tyrany of King John and his cunning henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham... Written by Ben Evans (Barrington) <turlough@geocities.com>

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16 November 1989 (UK) See more »

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Kate Longergan and Wayne Morris once appeared on the Saturday Morning show "Parallel 9" interviewed about the 3rd series of the show, where they were dressed up in costume as their characters from the show, Marian and Robin, as Series 3 was in production at that time. Danny John-Jules (Barrington) once appeared on "Parallel 9" dressed up in costume as his character, The Cat from "Red Dwarf", when he was interviewed about it's 6th season, which John-Jules also did between seasons of "Maid Marian and her Merry Men". See more »


Marian: [hanging in shackles in the dungeon] Let me out! Let me out!
[calms down]
Marian: Well, that's it, then. I'm doomed. Someday, a handsome traveller will come passing by this place, and he'll see me, all thin and starved to death. Well. Not *too* thin, just a little weight off the hips. And he'll say: "Here lies the fair Marian. She was the people's friend. She loved little children and was always kind to animals! Well, except for that stupid little Pekinese she accidentally trod on. Her only crime, was to...
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One of the best British Kids Shows ever.
30 December 2005 | by The_SandheaverSee all my reviews

This was definitely one of the defining moments in Tony Robinson's career. Here he displays his talent for comical writing and gets the mood of the 90s era just right. The gags were spot on and the style was just so unique as it twists the original story of Robin Hood on its head.

Basically, it's about how Maid Marian was the real leader of the Merry Men, and her merry men include: Barrington, a fun-loving Raster (played to perfection by the incredible Danny John-Jules), Rabies, the traditionally dopey but strong type, Little Ron, an aggressive dwarf, and Robin Hood, who is actually a bit of a timid person obsessed with his good looks, who seems to be on the wrong end of most of Marian's jokes.

The series chronicles their adventures and their struggle to beat King John and his cronies, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his two henchmen, Gary and Graeme.

Any fans of the 90s as a decade should find this perfectly enjoyable, as the acting is top-notch, and you'll love the perfectly silly songs. Every character is one we can identify with and find perfectly enjoyable. If you can, watch an episode, as it is well worth it.

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