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The Sentimental Agent Episode 5: May the Saints Preserve Us

An interesting opportunity for Carlos arrives from Texas which involves an Irish castle and moonshine.  However the Irish myths and custom agents make this a more challenging proposition.

Personal Synopsis

Who would of thought of moving a castle across an ocean? Of course Carlos is the right import and export agent to make it happen. The fascinating part of this episode to me is the amazingly terrible Texan accents and the deep rooted stereotypes at play in the writing of this show such as a crazed Irish playwright and hard whiskey.

Original Air-Date: October 26th 1963

Directed by Charles Frend

Written by Patrick Campbell

Carlos Varela- Carlos Thompson

Chin- Burt Kwouk

Miss Carter- Clemence Bettany

Shelah- Carol Cleveland

Sylvester O’Toole- Brian Phelan

Burke- Patrick McAlinney

Sgt. Dooley- Godfrey Quigley

Larry- Donal Donnelly

Mrs. Moloney- Peggy Marshall

Hogan- Liam Gaffney

Northern Ireland Sgt.- John McCarthy

Labourer- Desmond Perry

Civic Guard- Kevin Flood

Civic Guard- Jerry Sullivan

Civic Guard- David Burke

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 1: The Coming of Robin Hood

Coming back from the Crusades, Sir Robin of Loxley finds that his shire has changed and his lands were given to Sir Roger DeLisle. Sir Robin appeals to the Sheriff of Nottingham for a correction of this injustice but finds the Sheriff was the one that gave Sir Robin of Loxley’s land and castle to Sir Roger DeLisle. The struggle to get his castle and lands back have turned for the worse. He is now an outlaw with no rights to any of his families wealth. Revenge is not possible without further endangering himself.

Personal Synopsis

The Coming of Robin Hood begins one of ITC’s longest running television shows. For the Action/Adventure fans, the Adventures of Robin Hood would have been a rare well produced show for the younger audiences. This episode sets the storyline for the coming series with the beginnings of Robin Hood, the Outlaws and their constant battle with the Sheriff of Nottingham. A Classic tale released in the mid 1950’s by blacklisted writers from Hollywood, to me sets a standard for a children’s storyline that can be well received by all ages. Robin Hood is played as a crusader knight coming home and finding that his country being run unjustly, in the true kings absence. His fight against the powers that be becomes his cause for his fellow country and his own personal conflict.

Original Air-Date:  26 September 1955

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Eric HeathRing Lardner Jr.

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Forester- Victor Woolf

Sir Roger de Lisle- Leo McKern

Count de Serverne- Gerard Heinz

Edgar- Alfie Bass

Tom the Gatekeeper- Norman Macowan

Martha, Tom’s Wife- Susan Richards

Gilbert- Willoughby Gray

Sheriff’s Clerk- Gabriel Toyne

Lady de Lisle- Diana Beaumont

Outlaw- John Drake

Will Scatlock- Bruce Seton

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The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 2: The Ferocious Fathers

The Ferocious Fathers title shot

A young man has travelled 2 days and 2 nights to find help for his masters besieged castle. Sir Lancelot is set out to help the castle and its inhabitants. Some rogue knights are trying to take over the castle but Sir Lancelot has different ideas. When the master of the saved castle begins to attack another castle, Sir Lancelot must find out why there is the feud. All while being unaware that their children are madly in love with each other.

Personal Synopsis

This episode does show an improvement with the sword fighting and is actually a pleasant side adventure for Sir Lancelot. The love between the children of the two masters is a standard story of romance being held back by their archaic parents. Diplomacy is a part of the job of knight and Sir Lancelot brings his skills to this episode.

Starring

Original Air-date: 22 September1956

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Leighton Reynolds

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Bruce Seton

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Sir Melias- George Woodbridge

Sir Urgan the Strong- Ballard Berkeley

Lady Helen- Norah Gorsen

Enid- Pauline Olsen

Clodion- David Morrell

Andred- Derren Nesbitt

Rolf- Frederick Treves

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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