History Series / TheAdventuresOfRobinHood

14th Jun '17 6:36:16 PM book
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* PragmaticVillainy: Both the Sheriff and the Deputy Sheriff show signs of this. They are perfectly willing to forgo villainy for money, but would prefer to have their villainy AND the money.
14th Jun '17 6:31:38 PM book
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* SaintlyChurch: The Church and Friar Tuck provide almost literal solutions to many otherwise insoluble problems. There are very few corrupt churchmen in the series. (Though there are several men who pretend to be Priests for nefarious purposes)
14th Jun '17 6:26:28 PM book
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* Everything'sLouderwithBagpipes: Duncan of Stoneykirk shows up about once a season with them.
14th Jun '17 6:24:25 PM book
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* EvilTwin: Friar Tuck's twin brother Edgar was lost at sea at a young age, and wound up living in Cathay. He is in all ways the opposite of Tuck, eating no meat, drinking only water, and wanting to sell a "Death Tube" to Prince John. Later on the Deputy Sheriff brings him back.
14th Jun '17 6:21:44 PM book
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Both the Sheriff and the Deputy Sheriff have pet dogs that they treat better than their soldiers. The Sheriff also has a complete blind spot for Marian. (Which is taken advantage of numerous times)
14th Jun '17 6:17:43 PM book
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* Better the Devil You Know: Robin utters this word for word when The Sheriff leaves and is replaced by the Deputy Sheriff. Robin is proven right as very few of the outlaw tricks work on the new antagonist, and his total lack of standards surprises everyone.

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* Better the Devil You Know: Robin utters this word for word when The Sheriff leaves and is replaced by the Deputy Sheriff. Robin is proven right as very few of the outlaw tricks work on the new antagonist, and his total lack of standards surprises everyone. The episode is even titled "The Devil You Don't Know"
13th Jun '17 7:00:51 PM book
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* The Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham, (The Sheriff's replacement in series 4), played by John Arnatt. Has no standards, and shows it on more than one occasion.


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* Better the Devil You Know: Robin utters this word for word when The Sheriff leaves and is replaced by the Deputy Sheriff. Robin is proven right as very few of the outlaw tricks work on the new antagonist, and his total lack of standards surprises everyone.
5th Feb '17 9:20:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheOtherDarrin: As noted above, Marian was played by two different actresses over the show's run.
** Also Little John: Archie Duncan was replaced for several episodes in the first series after suffering injuries [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saving some of the child actors from falling scenery]].
** Prince John was played by a total three different actors.
** The Sheriff's lieutenant, Howard, was ''very'' prone to this: he was seldom played by the same actor two weeks running.
** Ronald Howard played Will Scarlet when the character was an occasional guest; when he was promoted to regular, Paul Eddington took over the role in a striking case of YouLookFamiliar - Eddington had played dozens of minor parts in earlier seasons, including several appearances as Howard.
29th Jan '17 11:52:27 PM C2
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''The Adventures of Robin Hood'' is a British television series that ran for 143 episodes from [[TheFifties 1955 to 1959]], starring Richard Greene in the [[RobinHood title role]]. Produced in the very early days of commercial television in the UK, The Adventures of Robin Hood was the brainchild of Hannah Weinstein (an American producer living in the UK having been [[RedScare blacklisted]] for her leftwing views) and was commissioned by the Russian-born media mogul Lew Grade. Grade hoped to profit by selling the series to the United States, and so Robin Hood became the first of many big-budget British series to be produced with the American market in mind.[[note]]Other series commission by Grade included ''Series/TheSaint'', ''Series/ThePrisoner'' and [[Series/FireballXL5 various]] [[Series/{{Stingray 1964}} Gerry]] [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Anderson]] [[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons productions.]][[/note]] Episodes were based both on existing legends and original stories, often written by blacklisted Americans screenwriters, who had to used pseudonyms to avoided problems when the series was sold in the US.[[note]]Weinstein’s political activities weren’t limited to hiring blacklisted screenwriters. Her company, Sapphire Films, was allegedly partly funded by the US Communist Party.[[/note]]

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''The Adventures of Robin Hood'' is a British television series that ran for 143 episodes from [[TheFifties 1955 to 1959]], starring Richard Greene in the [[RobinHood title role]]. Produced in the very early days of commercial television in the UK, The Adventures of Robin Hood was the brainchild of Hannah Weinstein (an American producer living in the UK having been [[RedScare blacklisted]] for her leftwing views) and was commissioned by the Russian-born media mogul Lew Grade. Grade hoped to profit by selling the series to the United States, and so Robin Hood became the first of many big-budget British series to be produced with the American market in mind.[[note]]Other series commission by Grade included ''Series/TheSaint'', ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner'', ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' and [[Series/FireballXL5 various]] [[Series/{{Stingray 1964}} Gerry]] [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Anderson]] [[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons productions.]][[/note]] Episodes were based both on existing legends and original stories, often written by blacklisted Americans screenwriters, who had to used pseudonyms to avoided problems when the series was sold in the US.[[note]]Weinstein’s political activities weren’t limited to hiring blacklisted screenwriters. Her company, Sapphire Films, was allegedly partly funded by the US Communist Party.[[/note]]
3rd Jun '16 5:49:46 AM AgProv
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* HollywoodHomely: In the episode, "A Husband For Marian", Marian's servant is described as "the homeliest woman in Britain". While certainly no Marian, the woman is rather nice looking in a plain sort of way.
* TheMerch: This was one of the first British shows to have a licencing agreement to produce tie-in toys. With its appeal to chilodren, the Airfix model company was allowed to produce two sets of character figures, representing [[http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=35 Robin Hood's forces]], and a set of the [[http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=413 Sheriff of Nottingham's men]]. While the tie-in Sheriff's Castle is no longer available as a kit[[note]]Examples sell for silly money on Ebay[[/note]], the model figures are still available today to collectors and wargamers, and are thought of as having lasted well for 1950's designs.
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