After returning from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Ivanhoe discovers that England is under the rule of the corrupt Prince John.
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Series cast summary:
David Barrass ...  Hubert 6 episodes, 1997
...  Prince John 6 episodes, 1997
Jimmy Chisholm ...  Wamba 6 episodes, 1997
...  Gurth 6 episodes, 1997
...  Brian de Bois-Guilbert 6 episodes, 1997
...  Isaac 6 episodes, 1997
...  Rebecca 6 episodes, 1997
...  Lady Rowena 6 episodes, 1997
...  Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe 6 episodes, 1997
...  Cedric 5 episodes, 1997
...  Louis Winkelbrand 5 episodes, 1997
Rory Edwards ...  King Richard 5 episodes, 1997
...  Robin of Locksley 5 episodes, 1997
...  Malvoisin 5 episodes, 1997
David Nicholls ...  Little John 5 episodes, 1997
...  Waldemar Fitzurse 5 episodes, 1997
Chris Walker ...  Athelstane 5 episodes, 1997
...  Prior Aymer 4 episodes, 1997
...  Montfitchet 4 episodes, 1997
...  Lucas de Beaumanoir 4 episodes, 1997
...  Maurice de Bracy 4 episodes, 1997
Niven Boyd ...  Oswald 3 episodes, 1997
...  Reginald Front de Boeuf 3 episodes, 1997
...  Friar Tuck 3 episodes, 1997
...  Brother Ambrose 3 episodes, 1997
...  Bardon 3 episodes, 1997
Peter Needham ...  Abbot 3 episodes, 1997
Chris Barnes ...  Priest 2 episodes, 1997
Cynthia Grenville ...  Elgitha 2 episodes, 1997
...  Urfried 2 episodes, 1997
...  Queen Eleanor 2 episodes, 1997
Martin Walsh ...  Young guard 2 episodes, 1997
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After returning from the Third Crusade in the Holy Land, Ivanhoe discovers that England is under the rule of the corrupt Prince John.

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This was the second "Ivanhoe" television production in which Ronald Pickup (Waldemar Fitzurse) appeared. The first was Ivanhoe (1982), in which he played Prince John. See more »

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In the second joust at Ashby, they joust with blunted lances. During the charge, the templar's lance clearly lacks the metal end-cap. In the next shot, when he makes contact, the cap is in place. See more »

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Brian de Bois-Guilbert: [lying defeated on the ground, whispering to Ivanhoe] In Austria, I was not brave enough to die for Richard... but for her...
[turning his face to look at Rebecca]
Brian de Bois-Guilbert: [to Ivanhoe] Do it!
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Best version yet.
3 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I first came in contact with Sir Walter Scott's famed romance, Ivanhoe, through an animated version shown around the holidays. I fell in love with the story (mostly due to the inclusion of Robin Hood) and leapt at the chance to view any version of it, as well as read the original novel. The 1952 version was interesting, but not very faithful. The 1982 version was closer, but Anthony Andrews was a bit wooden and his feathered hair was out of place. This 1997 mini-series finally got it right, with both a faithful adaptation of the story and fine performances.

All the characters are portrayed well and are given greater depth than in the past. Gilbert is not just an evil schemer, he is a man torn by love and hatred. Ivanhoe is torn between two women and despised by his father. Gurd and Wamba are given greater roles and speak for the underclass. Prince John is the true schemer, longing for the kingdom he has watched over while his brother was off playing the soldier. Richard finally gets some of the criticism he deserves for abandoning his subjects for treasure hunts, disguised as "holy wars". Rebecca is wise beyond her years, but torn between a forbidden love of Ivanhoe and the affections of the tormented Gilbert.

This production captures Scott in all his romantic glory, and makes a great attempt at historical accuracy, with the inherent problem that the division of Norman and Saxon was mostly gone by this point in history. Still, we see that medieval life was cheap and conditions less than sanitary, though thankfully not to the point of a Terry Gilliam production. This is well worth viewing.


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