The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 8: Isabella

A cryptic message is delivered to Robin Hood, telling him to head to the Tower of London and potentially mortal danger. The Queen has summoned Robin to step in front of a pending marriage between Prince John and the french princess Isabella. Prince John is seeking to secure even more power and with this marriage would remove King Arthur from the throne. As Robin interferes, it is quickly realized that Isabella is not helpful nor ignorant to the happenings of the court.

Personal Synopsis

A power grab by marriage is par for course throughout history and this episode show the length Prince John would take to getting full control. His plans if panned out right would solidify his realm but he has not taken into account his choice in Isabella as his wife. This episode has the fantastic Donald Pleasance as Prince John and a rare visit to London for our protagonist.

Original Air-Date: November 19th 1956

Directed by Lindsay Anderson

Written by Neil R. Collins

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Isabella- Zena Walker

Princess Avice- Helen Cherry

Prince John- Donald Pleasence

Pembroke- Alan Edwards

Sir Damon- Martin Lane

Landlord- Howard Lang

Page- Shaun O’Riordan

Tavern Keeper- Peter Bennett

Old Woman- Noel Hood

Chambermaid- Lynette Mills

Will- Brandon Brady

Maid-in-waiting- Isobel Greig

Jailer- Victor Woolf

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