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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 39: Carlotta

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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.

Personal Synopsis

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.

Original Air-Date: June 24th 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Basil Dawson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Carlotta- Jennifer Jayne

Joan- Simone Lovell

Derwent- Victor Woolf

Sheriff’s Lieutenant- Max Faulkner

Outlaw- Ronald Hines

Man-at-arms- Terry Yorke


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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 37: The Path of True Love

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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.

Personal Synopsis

 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.

Original Air-Date: June 10th 1957

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Basil Dawson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Sir Charles- Lionel Jeffries

Master Ricardo of Lincoln- Hal Osmond

Hereward- Ronald Hines

Old Martin- Max Faulkner

Barty- Nigel Davenport

Town Crier- Graham Stewart

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 36: The Frightened Tailor

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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.


Personal Synopsis

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.

Original Air-Date: June 3rd 1957

Directed by Anthony Squire

Written by Michael Sayers

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Maid Marian- Bernadette O’Farrell

Sheriff of Nottingham- Alan Wheatley

Szekial the Tailor- Hugh Burden

Waldo- Graham Stewart

Lieutenant- David Williams

Seneschal- Michael Peake

Ned Carter- Ronald Hines

Sentry- Nigel Davenport

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The Adventures of Robin Hood Season 2 Episode 35: The Infidel

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An infidel from the holy land has been captured, to be used in exchange of a captured noble englishman. To do so the captured Ali ben Azra must get to the homeland with an escort. Sir James is not excited with having his uncle back in England for fear of losing his riches so he acts to stop the exchange.

Personal Synopsis

It is a pleasant surprise to see Alex Scott’s first appearance in this show. His roles often do not vary but he does well playing the crook or the murderer. In this episode, we are exposed to the enemy the english are fighting in the holy wars and find out that even the savages or heathens can be decent people.

Original Air-Date: May 27th 1957

Directed by Terence Fisher

Written by Basil Dawson

Robin Hood- Richard Greene

Little John- Archie Duncan

Ali ben Azra- Francis Matthews

Sir James- Nigel Davenport

Lucas- Alex Scott

Baron Mark- Noel Coleman

Father Justice- Roland Bartrop

William- Graham Stewart

Egar- Ronald Hines

Simon- Edmond Warwick


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The Zoo Gang Season 1 Episode 1: Revenge: Post Dated

A jeweller recognises a customer that is from his past. A past that holds the war, the gestapo and betrayal. Boucher turned over the Zoo Gang some 28 years ago to the Gestapo which resulted in Manouche’s husbands death. The old team comes together to get justice for Claude , Manouches husband, and to put Boucher behind bars for his crimes. A rash of robberies recently broadens the effort to find a connection between Boucher and the recent crimes. The Zoo Gang  begin an elaborate scheme to trick Boucher to be caught red handed for all of his crimes.

Personal Synopsis

A touching start to this 6 episode series. An old team of resistance fighters during World War 2 must come back together to avenge the death of one of their partners. Betrayal is a strong enough motivator to seek justice or create your own especially when it involves a friend or a partner. This episode is well written and enjoyable to watch. The Zoo Gang comes back again to fight crimes and get rewards for capturing wanted criminals, all to fund a hospital.


Original Air-Date:  5 April 1974

Directed by Sidney Hayers

Written by Paul Gallico and Reginald Rose

Thomas ‘The Elephant’ Devon- John Mills

Stephen ‘The Fox’ Halliday- Brian Keith

Manouche ‘The Leopard’ Roget- Lilli Palmer

Alec ‘The Tiger” Marlowe- Barry Morse

Lt. Georges Roget-  Michael Petrovitch

Jill Burton- Seretta Wilson

Chauffeur- Freddy Clarke

Boucher- Walter Gotell

Henry Davis- Robert Henderson

Mrs. Darbot- Betty Lynne

Gallery Guard- Derek Martin

Calvin Smith- Henry McCarthy

Harry Crane- Gordon Tanner

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