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Tony Robinson came up with the idea of the show, after watching his daughter playing with other kids and it occurred to him that if she had been in Robin Hood's gang, she would had been the one who was running it, not Robin Hood.
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When Robin Hood wonders whether his life would ever be made into a movie, Rabies asks if he could be in it. The actor who played Rabies, Howard Lew Lewis, did in fact appear in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) as Hal.
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Tony Robinson decided to give the show a break in 1990 and and the show returned in 1993 with Series 3.
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Richard Curtis did uncredited script editing work.
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Unusually for a children's sitcom, there were no child characters among the main cast, but even so, kids flocked to a show that was offering a fun take on history, directly aimed at them.
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Tony Robinson found the goatee he wore on his chin itchy.
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Mike Edmonds had starred in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" as Logray.
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Tony Robinson took the role of the Sheriff of Nottingham, himself.
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Tony Robinson decided to not do a fifth season and the series was discontinued.
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Howard Lew Lewis, Forbes Collins, Ramsey Gilderdale and Patsy Byrne had previously appeared in various episodes of "Blackadder" alongside Tony Robinson.
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Kate Longergan did not wear the wig for Series 4, which saw Marian with short hair, which was Kate Longergan's own natural hair.
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Howard Lew Lewis was the only actor to appear in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". "Maid Marian and Her Merry Men" is a comic retelling of the Robin Hood legend.
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Mike Edmonds also worked on the BBC adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair" between Series 1 and Series 2.
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At point, when "CBBC" aired an episode of "Maid Marian and her Merry Men", they put the lyrics of the theme song on the screen, so viewers could sing along, karaoke style.
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Premiered on "CBBC" in the UK on 16 November, 1989.
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Mike Edmonds (Little Ron) was also in "Blackadder", which starred Tony Robinson (The Sheriff of Nottinham). In "Born to Be King" (#1.2), Edmonds had an uncredited small role of a man in a cage and Edmonds had played a similar part in the pilot, as a dog kept in a cage by Edmund.
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Tony Robinson allowed the popular Saturday morning show "Going Live" to visit the set and film behind the scenes footage of the filming of Series 3.
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Danny John-Jules worked on "Red Dwarf" between seasons of "Maid Marian and her Merry Men" during the early 1990s.
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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".
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The "Call The Dentist" song, which Barrington sings in Keeping Mum (#3.3) parodies the "Ghostbusters" theme song by Ray Parker Jr.
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Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Tunnel Vision (1994) parodies The Crystal Maze (1990) which Robin dressed up as Richard O'Brien, forces The Sheriff of Nottingham, Gary and Graham to play a series of Crystal Maze style games in The Maze of Mystery. Mike Edmonds had starred opposite Crystal Maze host Richard O' Brien in Flash Gordon (1980).
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Tony Robinson announced Series 4 was the final season during an interview on "CBBC" and stated that BBC didn't want anymore seasons of Maid Marian.
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In a "CBBC" interview, Kate Lonergan revealed that she wore a wig in the show.
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Kate Lonergan quit acting and now works for a gardening company.
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When he was interviewed on CBBC in 1994, Tony Robinson announced that Series 4 is the final season.
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Tony Robinson wrote all the episodes. He stated on CBBC that it takes him a month to write each episode.
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4 years earlier Forbe Collins had worked with Jason Connery in "Doctor Who" Vengeance on Varos: Part One (#22.3) and "Doctor Who" Vengeance on Varos: Part Two (#22.4). Jason Connery had played Robert of Hutingdon in the ITV series "Robin of Sherwood".
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Robin Chandler who played Snooker is now founder of Impact Factory, a personal coaching and development company in Islington , London.
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Mike Edmonds as Logray, one of the native Ewok inhabitants of the Forest moon of Endor that aids the Rebel Alliance in defeating the Galactic Empire in the 1983 film "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi", foreshadowed Edmonds starring in the series as Little Ron.
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Mike Edmonds wore a false beard.
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