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Robin Hood 

Robin of Sherwood (original title)
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A forest mystical being appoints two men in succession as the legendary outlaw defender of the oppressed.
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1986   1985   1984  
Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Llewellyn Williams Peter Llewellyn Williams ...  Much 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Ray Winstone ...  Will Scarlet 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Mark Ryan ...  Nasir 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Clive Mantle ...  Little John 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Judi Trott Judi Trott ...  Lady Marion / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Phil Rose Phil Rose ...  Friar Tuck / ... 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Robert Addie ...  Sir Guy of Gisburne 21 episodes, 1984-1986
John Abineri ...  Herne the Hunter 18 episodes, 1984-1986
Nickolas Grace ...  Robert de Rainault / ... 17 episodes, 1984-1986
Jason Connery ...  Robert of Huntingdon / ... 13 episodes, 1986
Michael Praed ...  Robin of Loxley 12 episodes, 1984-1986
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Storyline

Robin of Loxley is chosen by the mystical Herne the Hunter to become his 'son' and champion the oppressed. Gathering a band of comrades around him he fights a guerilla campaign against their Norman dictators, particularly the Sheriff of Nottingham and his deputy, Guy de Gisburne. Later he is succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, renegade nobleman. This retelling of the legend introduces a strong fantasy element, with black magic and the old religion. Written by Gareth Preston <gpreston@mmu.ac.uk>

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Action | Fantasy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Robin Hood See more »

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Runtime:

(24 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the conclusion of season three, Goldcrest was forced to pull out of the venture, due to a downturn in the fortunes of their film arm. Goldcrest had been responsible for critical and commercial hits such as Chariots of Fire (1981) and Gandhi (1982) earlier in the 1980s, but had hit a lean period with such films as Revolution (1985) and Absolute Beginners (1986). The series was expensive to produce. HTV could not afford to finance it alone, and so the series came to an unexpected end. See more »

Quotes

Robin of Loxley: Nothing is forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten.
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Connections

Version of The Erotic Adventures of Robin Hood (1969) See more »

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Battles
Composed by Ciarán Brennan
Performed by Clannad
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This is the one to watch
16 August 1999 | by AyameSee all my reviews

It never occurred to me that I might find "Robin of Sherwood" in the Internet Movie Database, but since I have, I can't help but write something about it. Looking over the other comments, there's not much left which hasn't already been said, but here goes.

One of the things which appealed to me the most about this series (besides Michael Praed!) was the grit and, to my eyes, the realism of the series. There was straw on the floor, people were scruffy and dirty, regular bathing was considered deviant behavior, the Sheriff was an atheist, everyone had a different, often myopic point of view, people died young. I remember the episode in which Gisburne falls in love with a Jewess. When the town turns violently anti-Semitic, Gisburne can't understand why she would never consider giving up her heritage to become his safe and well off Christian wife. To him, it was just common sense. These little details made the story rich and complex. Combined with the mystery of Herne, Clannad's beautiful music and weekly action, I couldn't help but become addicted. This series is the yardstick by which I measure all other versions of Robin Hood. Compared to the rest, this is the one to watch.


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