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Series cast summary:
Will Lyman ...  William Tell 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ...  Gov. Hermann Gessler 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Nick Brimble ...  Horst / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
David Barry Gray ...  Matthew Tell / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Hans Meyer ...  Tyroll 72 episodes, 1987-1989
John Otway John Otway ...  Conrad 71 episodes, 1987-1989
Dana Barron ...  Eleanor 59 episodes, 1987-1989
Guy Rolfe ...  The Emperor / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1989
Bertie Cortez Bertie Cortez ...  Ambrose 47 episodes, 1987-1989
Bernard Spiegel 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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Release Date:

30 August 1987 (France) See more »

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Ballesta See more »

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Runtime:

(72 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the story william tell See more »

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

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Straight through the Apple
(Main Title Theme)
by Stanislas Syrewicz
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9 March 1999 | by JamesPPSee all my reviews

The only thing that sunk this series was its timing. Produced in 1986, it was considered too similar to the highly successful "Robin of Sherwood" (1984-86) film series that had just finished its run in June. "William Tell" as it was called in the UK was shown at primetime in Summer 1989 and just didn't get the viewing figures. Actually a sumptuously filmed quality production with a stunning soundtrack, filmed in France and Europe, the similarities with its British cousin (RoS) were just too much.


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