The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood
A long-running series of adventures featuring Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood) and his group of Sherwood-Forest-based freedom fighters. Robin and his men protected England from the evil machinations of Prince John, while good King Richard was away at the Crusades. The series was primarily intended for children, and was unusual in that it frequently re-used the same actors in different roles, or different actors in a recurring roles.

Genre: Children

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    • Episode 39

      Farewell to Tuck

      aired: Mon, Jun 30, 1958

      The Sheriff has long suspected that Friar Tuck is in league with Robin Hood, and seizes an opportunity to get rid of him when the archbishop arrives in Nottingham looking for a good man to take over a parish in Sussex.

    • Episode 38

      Marian's Prize

      aired: Mon, Jun 16, 1958

      Robin's name is entered for an archery contest in the village of Northeave, but owing to his absence from camp, Marian has to go instead, in disguise.

    • Episode 36

      Woman's War

      aired: Mon, Jun 2, 1958

      Robin agrees to let two of his men accompany Ann de Brissac, a noblewoman, to a place where gold for King Richard is hidden. But Marian then arrives at the camp to explain that Ann is a spy for Prince John, so Robin has to set out to save his two men.

    • Episode 35

      Lincoln Green

      aired: Mon, May 26, 1958

      Robin, Marian and Little John visit Master David of Lincoln to buy Lincoln Green cloth. The Sheriff follows, hoping for a chance to capture them, which he finds when Master Shanks, David's assistant, turns traitor.

    • Episode 34

      The Fire

      aired: Mon, May 19, 1958

      During a lengthy drought, Little John and Derwent are cornered in a cave. The Sheriff, in trying to smoke them out, starts a fire which forces him to seek help from Robin.

    • Episode 33

      The Lottery

      aired: Mon, May 12, 1958

      The Sheriff finds a neat and foolproof way of raising money for Prince John, by organizing raffles. Foolproof that is, until Robin comes on the scene.

    • Episode 32

      The Doctor

      aired: Mon, May 5, 1958

      Little John breaks his leg escaping from the Sheriff's men. Robin and Friar Tuck carry him to the home of Sir George Woodley, who is being visited by a foreign doctor.

    • Episode 31

      The Minstrel

      aired: Mon, Apr 28, 1958

      With the help of a song, Robin and a minstrel named Roland manage to spoil Prince John's hopes of an alliance with the Prince of Aragon.

    • Episode 29

      The Genius

      aired: Mon, Apr 14, 1958

      Nicodemus, a brilliant mathematician, aware that Prince John covets the giant catapult that he has invented, escapes from the power of the Prince into Sherwood Forest, only to discover that his brother has been seized as a hostage by a rascally baron.

    • Episode 28

      The Elixir of Youth

      aired: Mon, Apr 7, 1958

      Sir Boland, in desperate need of money, promises the hand of his ward Melissa to Sir Louis, an elderly Norman, in spite of her being in love with Sir Boland's squire. When Friar Tuck hears of the young girl's plight, he asks Robin for help.

    • Episode 27

      Quickness of the Hand

      aired: Mon, Mar 31, 1958

      With the end of the tournament season, three knights decide to try to make some money by capturing Robin Hood and claiming the reward. By posing as strolling players, they enter the outlaws' camp and work a neat trick.

    • Episode 25

      The Ghost That Failed

      aired: Mon, Mar 17, 1958

      Local farmers believe that the land belonging to surly Simon Dexter is haunted. Robin and Friar Tuck realize that this is Simon's way of scaring his neighbors off his land, and decide to see what they can do about it.

    • Episode 24

      Roman Gold

      aired: Mon, Mar 10, 1958

      Dr. Quince, an antiquarian friend of Robin's, is excavating the site of an old Roman villa. Robin and his men agree to lend a hand in the hope of finding Roman gold. He is very successful until the news reaches the Sheriff, who wants the gold for himself.

    • Episode 23

      The Double

      aired: Mon, Mar 3, 1958

      Bolbec, a sworn enemy of Robin Hood, arrives at Nottingham Castle to see the Sheriff. He has, he tells the Sheriff, a foolproof plan to trap the outlaw leader, involving Luke Tanner, who is the exact double of Robin.

    • Episode 22

      Castle in the Air

      aired: Mon, Feb 24, 1958

      The impoverished knight and friend of the outlaws, Sir Richard of the Lea, loses a game of dice against Sir Adrian. Robin realizes the game was rigged, but so does the Sheriff, who is determined to turn it to his advantage.

    • Episode 21

      The Crusaders

      aired: Mon, Feb 17, 1958

      Robin has a rendezvous with four knights with whom he fought in the crusades, and in keeping it he falls into a trap set by the Sheriff. At last it seems the Sheriff has won - but Robin has got out of difficult and dangerous situations before.

    • Episode 20

      Too Many Robins

      aired: Mon, Feb 10, 1958

      Alma, an innkeeper's daughter, hero-worships Robin. But to gain her love, Tom the Thatcher tells her he is Robin. But she wants proof.

    • Episode 19

      One Man's Meat

      aired: Mon, Feb 3, 1958

      Squire Woodstock has discovered a form of bran, which he calls his 'universal food', and which he thinks will replace all other food. Robin and Friar Tuck do not share the squire's enthusiasm when they have to eat it for dinner.

    • Episode 18

      The Healing Hand

      aired: Mon, Jan 27, 1958

      Little John is a good man in a fight, but not so good when brains are needed. Oswald of the Healing Hand, a 'quack' doctor, finds him easy to deceive, when he suffers from indigestion.

    • Episode 17

      Knight Errant

      aired: Mon, Jan 20, 1958

      Marian wants to speak to Robin urgently. She tries to tell him that Sir Jack of Southwark has her father's permission to marry her, but Robin is so engrossed in his archery practice that that he will not take any notice.

    • Episode 15

      The Rivals

      aired: Mon, Jan 6, 1958

      Trouble begins when the Sheriff tries to levy yet another tax to raise money. His lieutenant advises against this, and they plan to start a band of outlaws to compete with Robin's men.

    • Episode 14

      The Challenge of the Black Knight

      aired: Mon, Dec 30, 1957

      Will Dale, as a special birthday treat, is brought by his father to the forest. There, he goes hunting with Robin and the outlaws, but they get into a fight with Sir Roger Fitzwilliam, who kidnaps Will.

    • Episode 13

      The Christmas Goose

      aired: Mon, Dec 23, 1957

      Young Davey has a pet goose, who is very attached to him. One day it saves him from a flogging from Sir Leon's men, but in so doing is caught and, as a punishment, sentenced to become Sir Leon's Christmas dinner.

    • Episode 12

      To Be a Student

      aired: Mon, Dec 16, 1957

      Prince John is levying troops from among young men of suitable age. Peter Larkin, a brilliant student that Friar Tuck is preparing for university, tries to escape this traitorous service.

    • Episode 11

      The Bride of Robin Hood

      aired: Mon, Dec 9, 1957

      A girl, who has run away from her home to avoid a marriage to Walter, proves herself a valiant archer in defense of Robin. In return for her service in a dangerous situation, he grants her a favor.

    • Episode 9

      The Angry Village

      aired: Mon, Nov 25, 1957

      Robin and Little John, while hunting in the forest, come across villagers hiding grain to avoid it being confiscated. But the grain is discovered, and treachery is suspected.

    • Episode 8

      An Apple for the Archer

      aired: Mon, Nov 18, 1957

      Mary Quartermaine, according to her father's will, has to marry the best bow-man in the land. Robin plays cupid when he teaches Timothy Cox to shoot an arrow well enough to win the lovely young woman as his bride.

    • Episode 7

      My Brother's Keeper

      aired: Mon, Nov 11, 1957

      Sir Loren is caught ill-treating a blacksmith, and is banished from his home by his father. Then, Loren kills his young brother in the forest and Robin and Little John are the only witnesses.

    • Episode 6

      Brother Battle

      aired: Mon, Nov 4, 1957

      Brother Wootan, a great believer in education, has been banished many times for teaching the children of serfs to read. Robin allows him to start a school in the forest, and one of the unwilling pupils is Little John.

    • Episode 4

      The Charter

      aired: Mon, Oct 21, 1957

      Lord Greenwald, the only one who knows the hiding place of a Charter which will limit Prince Johns' power, is seriously ill in his castle. Marian learns where the Charter is hidden, but can she and Robin get to it before the Sheriff finds out too?

    • Episode 3


      aired: Mon, Oct 14, 1957

      Robin becomes involved in the fortunes of a Byzantine princess, Irene, who has been held hostage in England.

    • Episode 2

      A Tuck in Time

      aired: Mon, Oct 7, 1957

      Edgar, Friar Tuck's twin brother, has returned from the East with a deadly machine, and is prepared to sell it to Prince John. But Robin and Tuck plan to stop him.

    • Episode 1

      The Salt King

      aired: Mon, Sep 30, 1957

      In the days of Robin Hood, various essential goods were in short supply, and certain lords held monopolies on them. Lord Guthrie is plotting with the Sheriff to hold up supplies so the price will rise. The plan works well, until Robin steps in.

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    • Episode 39


      aired: Mon, Jun 24, 1957

      Robin and his men plan to steal gold bound for the coffers of Prince John, using Little John's girlfriend, Carlotta.

    • Episode 38

      The Road in the Air

      aired: Mon, Jun 17, 1957

      Sir William has imposed a duty on all grain taken to Tom's mill, and unless it's paid, he will see nobody crosses his land. When Robin hears about this, he thinks of a way to get the grain to the mill without anyone setting foot on Sir William's land.

    • Episode 37

      The Path of True Love

      aired: Mon, Jun 10, 1957

      Locksley Hall has sentimental associations for Robin and Marian, and they pay a visit. But the current owner is treating his peasants miserably, so they decide to help.

    • Episode 36

      The Frightened Tailor

      aired: Mon, Jun 3, 1957

      A list of people loyal to King Richard, being carried from London to Nottingham by Ned Carter, comes into the Sheriff's possession, but fortunately Robin has a chance of rescuing it.

    • Episode 35

      The Infidel

      aired: Mon, May 27, 1957

      During King Richard's crusade, Ali ben Azra, one of the hated Saracens is captured and brought to England. In their turn, the Saracens capture Lord Rossmore and hold him hostage against Ali's safe return.

    • Episode 34

      The Little People

      aired: Mon, May 20, 1957

      Robin and Friar Tuck are escorting Marian back home from Ireland, after rescuing her uncle, when they hear for the first time about the leprechauns.

    • Episode 33

      The Mystery of Ireland's Eye

      aired: Mon, May 13, 1957

      Robin and Friar Tuck go with Marian to an island off the coast of Ireland, where they suspect her uncle, Sir Edward de Courcy, is being held prisoner. They find the local people frightened, and someone tries to frighten Robin too.

    • Episode 32

      Highland Fling

      aired: Mon, May 6, 1957

      Robin and Friar Tuck go on a mission to Scotland for King Richard, to collect five hundred gold crowns, for King William, but they find the Scots suspicious. Proving their identity gives Tuck some anxious moments.

    • Episode 31

      Too Many Earls

      aired: Mon, Apr 29, 1957

      The Earl of Rochdale, Marian's uncle, is quarrelling with the Earl of Northgate, and she suggests an archery match to decide the matter. She hopes Robin will be able to shoot for her uncle, but first they must hoodwink the Sheriff.

    • Episode 30

      Food for Thought

      aired: Mon, Apr 22, 1957

      Count Olivier has levied a new tax, taking so much food from the people of Upper Minton that they may starve. Robin captures the food from the tax collector and must return it to the villagers without the Count knowing.

    • Episode 29

      The Black Five

      aired: Mon, Apr 15, 1957

      The Sheriff's life is in danger, and he sends to Robin for help! What can have caused this sudden friendship, and who or what are the 'Black Five'.

    • Episode 28

      The Borrowed Baby

      aired: Mon, Apr 8, 1957

      The Count of Severne tells the Sheriff that his gold has been taken by Robin Hood. He also suspects Maid Marian. The Sheriff disbelieves this, but agrees to put the Count's suspicions to the test.

    • Episode 27

      The York Treasure

      aired: Mon, Apr 1, 1957

      Joseph of Cordoba and a young friend, Esther, escape from York with money raised by friends to pay the passage of a shipload of refugees landing at Grimsby. When Joseph is wounded, Robin offers to accompany Esther to the coast.

    • Episode 26

      The Dowry

      aired: Mon, Mar 25, 1957

      A preposterous London merchant and his beautiful daughter Bess are on their way to Sir Harold of Nottingham with a dowry of one thousand gold crowns. Garth, one of the outlaws, reports their presence to Robin, who arranges to relieve them of their gold.

    • Episode 25

      Fair Play

      aired: Mon, Mar 18, 1957

      'The Flying Four' are a Bavarian acrobatic team, and they come through Sherwood Forest on their way to Nottingham Fair. Naturally, they are waylaid by the outlaws, but when they are found to be harmless, they are treated as guests.

    • Episode 24

      The Secret Pool

      aired: Mon, Mar 11, 1957

      Robin and Marian are fishing in a pool which Robin explains has the biggest fish in the area. It belongs to Sir Cedric Hayworth, who knows nothing about it. When Robin has dealings with the knight later, he spins him a very fishy yarn to trick him.

    • Episode 23

      Flight from France

      aired: Mon, Mar 4, 1957

      Robin and Friar Tuck are at an inn in France, where they discover Sir Roderick is staying on a mission to raise money for Prince John. Robin decides to take Sir Roderick's place, and seize the gold for King Richard, but the plan goes wrong.

    • Episode 22

      The Goldmaker's Return

      aired: Mon, Feb 25, 1957

      The Sheriff has found the man everyone is looking for: Lepidus, an alchemist who can make gold. But the old man has been in his laboratory for a month and has produced nothing. The Sheriff gives him just seven days more.

    • Episode 21

      The Bandit of Brittany

      aired: Mon, Feb 18, 1957

      Robin and Friar Tuck escort Prince Arthur and the Duchess Constance to Chateau Marmont in France for safety. There they make a discovery of a French 'Robin Hood' called Jacques Chapeau.

    • Episode 20

      The Ambush

      aired: Mon, Feb 11, 1957

      Prince John is always trying to seize the English throne while King Richard is in the Holy Land. But there is someone with a better claim: Arthur of Brittany. Suppose, by some regrettable accident, that Arthur were killed?

    • Episode 19

      The Final Tax

      aired: Mon, Feb 4, 1957

      Tom Joyner, a serf, is supposed to be dying, and Sir Charles comes round to survey the possibilities of collecting the tax to which he is legally entitled if one of his villagers dies. But Friar Tuck has a plan to thwart the rascally bailiff.

    • Episode 18

      The Shell Game

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 1957

      Robin's men are annoyed when he gives refuge to Pick, a confidence trickster, who specializes in a shell trick, which makes him rather unpopular with the men. Robin uses him in a plan to collect some jewels for King Richard's campaign in France.

    • Episode 17

      The Blackbird

      aired: Mon, Jan 21, 1957

      Most people can stand a bit of teasing, but the outlaws go too far with Little John, and he walks off in a huff. Little John is caught by the Sheriff's men and sentenced to hang, and Robin has to rescue him.

    • Episode 16

      The Dream

      aired: Mon, Jan 14, 1957

      Marian's cousin, Sir William Fitzwalter, comes from Eleanor, the Queen Mother, to ask Robin's help. It means Robin has to go to Austria. That night Marian has a strange dream, causing her to fear for his safety.

    • Episode 15


      aired: Mon, Jan 7, 1957

      Lady Rowena is being forced to marry a local nobleman, De Vere. Sir Hubert is determined to storm the castle single-handed, to save her. But who will save him?

    • Episode 14

      The Trap

      aired: Mon, Dec 31, 1956

      The Sheriff's campaign against Robin and the outlaws has not been very successful, but Sir Simon, an agent of Prince John, comes along with a new idea, and proposes to carry it through himself. The Sheriff is pleased to hand over to someone else.

    • Episode 13

      The Friar's Pilgrimage

      aired: Mon, Dec 24, 1956

      It may be odd that Robin should decide to accompany Friar Tuck on his pilgrimage to Canterbury, but several people are glad he did, as they are soon embroiled in a case of witchcraft.

    • Episode 12

      Outlaw Money

      aired: Mon, Dec 17, 1956

      To help the villagers of Lotham, who are being very heavily taxed, Robin supplies table silver to the silversmith and official minter of Nottingham to melt down into coin.

    • Episode 11

      The Black Patch

      aired: Mon, Dec 10, 1956

      Sir Dunstan of Travers, a guest of Maid Marian, discloses to her his vow to wear a black patch over one eye until he has captured Robin Hood. She hurries off to warn Robin, and almost falls into a cleverly laid trap.

    • Episode 10

      The Haunted Mill

      aired: Mon, Dec 3, 1956

      Tom the Miller is being harassed by a series of misfortunes, which his powerful neighbor, Sir William, ascribes to the 'Little People', but Friar Tuck doesn't believe this falsehood, and asks Robin for help.

    • Episode 9

      The Hero

      aired: Mon, Nov 26, 1956

      Mark becomes a hero under false pretences. But is he hero enough to take the consequences?

    • Episode 8


      aired: Mon, Nov 19, 1956

      There is only one attractive young woman in Nottingham that Robin trusts, and that's Marian. Can he trust the lovely Isabella too? Prince John is planning to divorce his wife, Princess Avice, who asks Robin for help.

    • Episode 7


      aired: Mon, Nov 12, 1956

      Five hundred crowns is a great deal of money, but that's the sum demanded from the villagers by Count Severne to pay for the return of his son. Edwin, spokesman of the serfs, appeals to Robin for help.

    • Episode 6

      The Imposters

      aired: Mon, Nov 5, 1956

      Robin's principles are well-known, if not well-liked. There are two kinds of men he doesn't like: traitors and impostors. Unless he is the impostor?

    • Episode 5

      The Goldmaker

      aired: Mon, Oct 29, 1956

      Sir Richard of the Lea has a lot of very nice pewter plate, and when an 'alchemist' comes along and says he can turn it into gold, Sir Richard is taken in. How can Robin outwit the 'goldmaker' without attracting the attention of the Sheriff?

    • Episode 4

      A Year and a Day

      aired: Mon, Oct 22, 1956

      A year and a day - that's the length of time an escaped serf has to stay free before freedom is his forever. But he has to stay in the public eye, and how can he do this when he is a wanted man?

    • Episode 3


      aired: Mon, Oct 15, 1956

      By chance, a stranger hidden in a cart overhears a conversation between Robin and Marian. Is it enough to blackmail the outlaw of Sherwood Forest? Robin impersonates the Sheriff to turn the tables on the blackmailer.

    • Episode 2

      The Scientist

      aired: Mon, Oct 8, 1956

      Albertus the scientist has invented a terrible bomb, and is afraid his idea will fall into the wrong hands. How can Robin, an outlaw, help a man who keeps such close company with the king?

    • Episode 1

      A Village Wooing

      aired: Mon, Oct 1, 1956

      Men try to join Robin's outlaw band for some strange reasons, but surely Wat Longfellow's was the strangest of all. He wanted to join so he could get married to the widow Winifred!

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