The Legend of Robin Hood

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The Legend of Robin Hood
Written byRobert Banks Stewart
David Butler
Alexander Baron
Alistair Bell
Directed byEric Davidson
StarringMartin Potter
Diane Keen
William Marlowe
John Abineri
David Dixon
Michael-John Jackson
Paul Darrow
Music byStanley Myers
Country of originUK
No. of episodes6
Producer(s)George Gallaccio
Editor(s)Peter Evans
Running time50 minutes
Original networkBBC 1
Original release23 November –
28 December 1975

The Legend of Robin Hood was a 1975 BBC television serial that told the story of the life of Robin Hood.


Robin has been raised as the son of John Hood, a groundskeeper, but learns that he is in fact the long lost son of the Earl of Huntingdon, he comes into conflict with a plot to replace King Richard I by his brother Prince John involving the Sheriff of Nottingham and Sir Guy of Gisbourne.


The serial was broadcast in the Sunday tea time slot and contained a surprising amount of realistic violence including a scene where the disabled Ralph Gammon and the adolescent Much are hanged by a misled lynch mob.


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