In Switzerland in the 14th Century, William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler. Having split the apple on his son's head with his crossbow, much to Gessler's ... See full summary »
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...  William Tell 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Jeremy Clyde ...  Gov. Hermann Gessler 72 episodes, 1987-1989
...  Horst / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
...  Matthew Tell / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
...  Tyroll / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
John Otway ...  Conrad 71 episodes, 1987-1989
...  Eleanor 59 episodes, 1987-1989
...  The Emperor / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Bertie Cortez ...  Ambrose 47 episodes, 1987-1989
Bernard Spiegel ...  Weevil 47 episodes, 1987-1989
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In Switzerland in the 14th Century, William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler. Having split the apple on his son's head with his crossbow, much to Gessler's chagrin, there is no stopping William Tell's legendary strength and skill. Written by GusF

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Edited into Crossbow: The Movie (1989) See more »

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Song of the Crossbow
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Adventures of WT and Crossbow
4 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hello I am surprised to see there are a TV movie and a TV series. The first one (Adventures of William Tell) is a TV movie from 1986. Then we have the TV series known as Crossbow (1987-1989). It's very rare not to see Tell and Gessler on the credits in Crossbow. Nor Horst. But they were there. Will Lyman as William Tell and Jeremy Clyde as Gov. Hermann Gessler were two great characters, two great actors.

I saw the TV series in Barcelona some years ago. I remember it was a great series. I don't remember a "end" for the series. Last episodes were very dark and confusing. I'm almost sure there was no last episode showing Gessler's death. More comments, please!


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