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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 18: The Shell Game

Pick’s hands are quicker than the mind sometimes and his antics are getting to some of the outlaws. However, Robin is anxious to use Pick’s skills for a daring jewel heist in London but there is suspicion that Pick is up for the job. Once in London, Pick’s friends show their own abilities to tease and trick Prince John’s soldiers.

Personal Synopsis

Conmans were exceptionally well with tricks of the eye and likely the best candidates for fooling even Prince John’s soldiers. This episode shows the value of these skills and that even the most crooked conman or conwoman can be used in the name of King Richard and for the causes that help the outlaws.

Original Air-Date: January 28th 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Anne Green

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

Pick- Sam Kydd

Polly- Irene Handl

April- Myrtle Reed

Traveller- Patrick Troughton

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Sad Simon- Paul Eddington

Wall Eye/Outlaw- Shaun O’Riordan

Soldier- Conrad Phillips

Barmaid- Sylvia Kay


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The Zoo Gang Season 1 Episode 2: Mindless Murder

Three young ladies are killed in three separate places in connection with an extortion case. Some of the Zoo Gang want to look in on this investigation and collect the reward money. An amazing jewel owned by famous actress Lyn Martin is threatened to be stolen by the extortionists. The gang takes it upon themselves to save the jewel and expose the criminals.  Stephen is questioned by the police while Lyn Martin is putting herself in danger.  The trade must be made to save Lyn from injury or death.

Personal Synopsis

An episode with a great plot line and spectacular lighting. This episode allowed for some superb individual acting performances from Lilli Palmer and John Mills as well. The actors dynamics were working hard for this quartet of aging veteran resistance fighters to not outshine each other. It was a good episode to watch a few times.


Original Air-Date:  12 April 1974

Directed by John Hough

Written by Howard Dimsdale

Thomas ‘The Elephant’ Devon- John Mills

Stephen ‘The Fox’ Halliday- Brian Keith

Manouche ‘The Leopard’ Roget- Lilli Palmer

Alec ‘The Tiger” Marlowe- Barry Morse

Michel- Roy Boyd

Anthony Martin- Clinton Greyn

Paul- Aharon Ipalé

Herbault- Perry Morris

Claude- Louis Negin

Lyn Martin- Ingrid Pitt

Jean- Alex Scott

Jill Burton- Seretta Wilson

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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 5: Baubles, Bangles and Beads

The Protectors_ Baubles,Bangles and Beads Title Shot

A cunning robbery on the highway with a double cross can only brighten ones spirits.  A large cache of jewels were stolen in this devilish heist so the Protectors are called in to help.  The search is on to find the double crosser before the other thieves get to him.  The failing health of the double crosser causes some difficulty for himself and his daughter. How can they bargain over the jewels? The trail becomes rocky when Harry and the Contessa are forced to ward off the vengeful thieves but also need to recover the jewels.

Personal Synopsis

A story of a jewel heist with a double cross. Then the impeding chase for the jewels and who will win, the thieves or the insurance company.  This story provides a life lesson that clearly states stealing jewels is bad for ones health. In this case it was and ultimately the final decision. I enjoyed this show but wished for more scenery since it was supposedly in Denmark.




Original Air-Date: 19 October 1973

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Terry Nation

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Bergen- Frederick Jaeger

Kate Bergen- Yvonne Antrobus

Insurance Executive- John Barron

Motorcyclist- Andy Bradford

Gang Member- Peter Porteous

Gang Member- Martin Grace

Gang Member- Robert Russell

Care Hire Receptionist- Jacqueline Stanbury

Miss. Hansen- Paula Patterson

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Protectors Season 1 Episode 12: Triple Cross

Triple Cross Title Shot

Contessa gets a call that Harry is dead, but this call was a trap to get all the Protectors.  They are kidnapped and blackmailed under the threat of a timed bomb to “help” a big wig shipping magnate. Harry and Contessa are to drive to Kofax’s estate where he proposes that Harry and Contessa help deliver some jewels to him and stave off any efforts to steal them all while Paul is under threat by the ticking bomb. The jewels are stolen because of a setup triple cross and the Protectors are going to have to find out why.

Personal Synopsis

The creepy John Neville kidnaps The Protectors in this explosive episode. The storyline was meant to send you in every direction to ultimately confuse you into believe nothing. Peter Bowles is back in another episode which does help but the story is not that concise but original.


Original Air-Date: 15 December 1972

Directed by John Hough

Written by Lewis Davidson

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Suki- Yasuko Nagazumi

Garage Attendant- Bill Stewart

Linda, Charlie’s Girlfriend- Angharad Rees

Charlie- John Neville

Gregor Kofax- Peter Bowles

Gem Setter- John Barrard

Detective- Del Henney

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The Protectors DVD 1   or     The Protectors DVD complete

The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 28: The Mortaise Fair

A fair is being held in Camelot so their are many traders from distant lands to sell their goods. Queen Guinevere officially starts the fair but an accident occurred and in the melee the Queen’s emerald was stolen. The soldiers arrest one of the traders for the theft but Lancelot does not believe all the truths are told. Sir Lancelot devises a plan to get the thief out in the open but the thief may be closer than they think.

Personal Synopsis

By far the most International of the episodes, albeit the various foreigners are still being played by Englishmen. I do love the costumes on the cast and this being a colour episode really emphasizes the quality of the costumes. This episode strangely shows  the racism being experienced throughout the world at the time, towards people of colour. I did enjoy this episode for its pageantry.


Original Air-date: 20 May 1957

Directed by Lawrence Huntington

Written by Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Queen Guinevere- Jane Hylton

Hassim- Martin Benson

Zuleika- Chin Yu

Baron Mortaise- William Franklyn

Osbert- Eric Corrie

Ronk- Edward Judd

Man-at-Arms- Terry Yorke

Merchant- Robert Robinson

Rajah- Reginald Hearne

Chinese Dice Player- Paul Way

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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