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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 18: The Intruders

A string of robberies by a pair of young men claiming to be outlaws with Robin Hood. This is causing trouble amongst the town people as they slowly mistrust the outlaws as the robberies continue. Robin is concerned also for these young men’s well being. Robin and Marian setup the boys to teach them a lesson they are likely to never forget.

Personal Synopsis

The Intruders is a classic” teach the kids how to behave ” show. The young men are causing mischief because of the dullness of their studies and Robin is there to show the error of their ways. Keep studying and be a good boy. The two young men played by Michael McKeag and Ian Whittaker are fantastic as mischievous bored boys that slowly find remorse for their ways.

Original Air-Date:  23 January 1956

Directed by Ralph Smart

Written by Paul Symonds

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

1st Pilgrim- Victor Woolf

Little John- Rufus Cruikshank

The Abbot- John Longden

Jules- Michael McKeag

Godric- Ian Whittaker

Hildebrande- Willoughby Gray

2nd Pilgrim- John Dearth

Outlaw- Arthur Skinner

Jack- Charles Stapley

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 1 Episode 8: Queen Eleanor

Queen Eleanor is going around England getting funds to help the Crusades and King Richard the Lionheart. Prince John supporters wish to stop her from this fundraising effort so the Sheriff gets to work. His contribution to the Queen was only a rouse to get information on the sum of her fundraiser. Maid Marian calls for Robin to meet the Queen who tells Robin of the Sheriffs plan to alter the course she will take to escort the money to Richard. It is Robins responsibility to make sure the Sheriffs does not take away the money from the Queen but the Sheriff has a trick under his sleeve. Do not do what the enemy expects you to do is the mantra and the money must get to Richard the Lionheart.

Personal Synopsis

Queen Eleanor is here in England seeking money to help the crusades and get King Richard back to England for good. A valiant effort that Robin Hood and the Outlaws would definitely go along with. Of course the Sheriff wants the opposite and will attempt to foil the plans of Queen Eleanor. The Outlaws always seem to know when there is a trap and act accordingly. This episode is further developing the scope of reasons why Robin Hood and the Outlaws are so important for England.

Original Air-Date:  14 November 1955

Directed by Daniel Birt

Written by Paul Symonds , Eric Heath

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Queen Eleanor- Jill Esmond

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Count De Waldern- Ballard Berkeley

Baker/ Alfred/ Dinner Guest/ Forester- Victor Woolf

Little John- Archie Duncan

Bruno- Gerald Cross

Sir Giles- John Drake

Craxton the Forester- Willoughby Gray

Outlaw- Gabriel Toyne

Friar Tuck- Alexander Gauge

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The Protectors Season 2 Episode 26: Blockbuster

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A cunning robbery of an armored vehicle and the police are left none the wiser. The Protectors are hired by the security company’s CEO about the series of robberies that his company has been experiencing lately. There have been substantial amounts of Platinum that have been stolen during these robberies. Harry’s suspicions look towards a particular address, the auto dump, and in it Glen Bailey. The platinum is the focus of the Protectors investigation which leads them to unexpected places.

Personal Synopsis

I couldn’t help but realise that this episode and story make me think of an old sinister Batman villian with his acid boiling in the background. The flamboyant Glen Bailey adds a touch to this episode which makes a good episode in to a great episode. His wacky attire and his arrogant attitude is a great character to come up against the Protectors. Do watch and enjoy the last episode of The Protectors.


Original Air-Date: 15 March 1974

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Shane Rimmer

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Police Inspector- Peter Jeffrey

Birch- Stanley Meadows

Glen Bailey- Christopher Neame

Slater- Maurice O’Connell

Doyle- Eric Dodson

Barney- Raymond Skipp

Workman- Ron Pember

Policeman- Paul Antrim

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The Protectors Season 1 Episode 23: Your Witness

Your Witness Title Shot

Gunshots ring out at the Paris airport, the target an important witness that Harry has to guard. There is a trial for a murder where there was only one witness to the crime. It is a massive effort to keep the witness from harm but to no avail. The search is on for the kidnapped witness and the men behind her capture. The twist comes all the way back to the beginning for why the Protectors were hired.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is about a robbery that one of the thieves tries to frame the accomplice to keep the whole take. The storyline is nothing new to crime fiction but I did enjoy the premise, especially with the scenes from 1970’s Paris. Also the continuity is funny in this series because a supposed “Protector” is also a crook in another episode. Nonetheless a good watch.


Original Air-Date: 9 March 1973

Directed by Jeremy Summers

Written by Donald James

Harry Rule- Robert Vaughn

Contessa Caroline di Contini- Nyree Dawn Porter

Paul Buchet- Tony Anholt

Chino- Anthony Chinn

Chrissie- Stephanie Beacham

George Dixon- George Baker

Monique- Judith Arthy

Bayard- Georges Lambert

Barman- Gordon Sterne

Croupier- Hugo De Vernier

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Strange Report Episode 16: Report 4977: Swindle – The Square Root of Evil

Swindle Title Shot

Currency printers are swindled into given a large amount of money to the wrong people. The order for the currency was made by an ambassador but only by phone. The fraud was found out when the director of Covington & Sons was told that he gave the money to obviously fake officials. Strange is asked to be a part of the case to find this all important currency before it get taken out of the UK. Luckily a tape recording was made of all the phone communications and this would be the key to solving this case. Evelyn joins Covington & Sons to see if there was an inside connection. Things get dangerous when Hamlyn is kidnapped along with a employee of Covington & Sons.  The thieves are trying to get the money out into international waters and then ultimately to mainland Europe. Strange must stop the boat from heading to the mainland and retrieve the stolen currency.

Personal Synopsis

This episode is the last episode of the series and unfortunately there were no more in the future. The show was being sent over to the US and Anthony Quayle and Anneke Wills were not interested in migrating for the rest of the series. So the show was closed down. This episode is a fun episode of currency stolen right under the noses of the authorities, fooled by a simple mimicking of the voice. I was quite fond of this story because of the potential for a German influence with this robbery especially with actor Anton Diffring who was in Where Eagles Dare. A fitting episode to end the series and I am left wishing more was made.


Original Air-Date: 11 January 1970

Directed by Brian Smedley-Aston

Written by Leigh Vance

Adam Strange- Anthony Quayle

Hamlyn Gynt- Kaz Garas

Evelyn McLean- Anneke Wills

Nils Paavo- Derren Nesbitt

Karen Rose- Pauline Yates

Klaus Frei- Anton Diffring

Dick Blaise- Joe Baker

David Covington- John Carlisle

Maria- Louise Pajo

Estelle- Valerie Van Ost

Inspector Peters- Michael Forrest

Otto- Oliver MacGreevy

Jago- Patrick O’Connell

The Harbour Master- Arthur Lovegrove

Beth- Ilona Rodgers

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

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