A jazz group the Arthur Rogers Modern Jazz Quintet are having their London debut. They are frustrated that the compositions they play are organised already for them for their shows. The mysterious band manager provides the compositions and often with very little time beforehand. Carlos Varela stumbles across the hidden reason for these songs being curated for the band, it may have something to do with the important people attending the concerts.
Off the banks of the Thames near the Wharf Pier lies Mercury International where Carlos Varela begins his story in this series. Carlos’s intelligence and charm plays to his spy-like coolness and bachelor style all make this character a great cover for whatever he is up to. This first episode sets the scene for a series of mysterious and chivalrous action.
Little John is smitten by the charming Carlotta, so much so that he begins to neglect his merry men duties. She is a dancer and is here from London to perform for the locals, especially the Sheriff. Obviously Robin and the Merry men have doubts of her intentions with Little John so they decide to test her.
The second season of The Adventures of Robin Hood comes to an end with a tale of love or so it would seem. Little John often plays his role within the outlaws as the strong-man dedicated and committed to Robin Hood. This episode exposes that even the merry men are susceptible to their own human urges. Luckily Robin’s trust of Little John did not extend to the love of his life Carlotta.
Sir William is imposing a toll on anyone using the road on his land to reach Tom the millers mill. Most villagers cannot pay the toll so will have to find other mills for their grains. Tom the miller is faced with a hard decision, sell the mill to Sir William or defiantly oppose this cheap blackmail trick.
How could you make bread without a mill to grind your grain? Throughout human history this could of meant the end however this tale includes a Robin Hood. Tom the miller must find a way to get around the efforts of the greedy Sir Williams to take over his mill. Entails is a high flying grinding adventure.
Being nostalgic about their young love, Robin and Maid Marian head to Loxley, Upon the view of Robins rightful land they spot a fire which is burning the house of Old Martin. Sir Charles who has taken over Loxley is held by law to give the towns people their land after 3 years of service as stipulated in Robins fathers will. However Sir Charles does not want to comply but will have to if all the requirements are met by the townspeople. But time is nearly up for them to clean up.
Robin Hood is struck by Sir Charles`s disregard for the law and furthermore his father’s will. The townspeople hold on to a promise made by Robin’s father to give land in lieu of services to the lands of the Loxleys. Instead of fighting in the traditional sense Robin sees his only chance to help is through the law. Lionel Jefferies plays the role of Sir Charles masterfully as he does with every role I have ever seen him in.
There’s a list around of those in Nottingham who are loyal to King Richard. One of those on the list is the court appointed tailor for the sheriff of nottingham. For fear of being exposed, the tailor inadvertently finds a way to hide this information from the sheriffs soldiers.
Szekial the Tailor is in a conundrum, his handiwork is now in the hands of the sheriff but with an additional feature to the cloak. The list that has the names of “traitors” against prince john has gotten far too close the the sheriffs hand. Robin must retrieve this list to save all those written on it.