CTVA UK - "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (ITC/CBS/ITV)(1955-60) starring Richard Greene

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  The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by
David Moore

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
TV Guide (US) / TV Times (UK) / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (season 1) (CBS-US) (ITV-UK) (1955-56)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (season 2) (CBS-US) (ITV-UK) (1956-57)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (season 3) (CBS-US) (ITV-UK) (1957-58)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (season 4) (Synd-US) (ITV-UK) (1959-60)

ITC - Incorporated Television Company Ltd (Lew Grade)
Sapphire Films production
Filmed at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames

for  CBS [US] (Mondays 7:30 pm Eastern, seasons 1-3 1955-58) ITV [UK]

Executive Producer Hannah Weinstein / Produced by Sidney Cole

UK Swashbuckling Adventure series
1955-60    4 seasons 143 episodes x 30 min bw (3x39 + 1x26)
aired from: Oct 1955 to: Nov 1960
starring
Richard Greene as Robin Hood (1955-1958)

Bernadette O'Farrell as Maid Marian #1 (1955-1957)
Patricia Driscoll as Maid Marian #2 (1957-1958)

Alan Wheatley as The Sheriff of Nottingham (1955-1958)
John Arnatt as The Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham (1958)

Alexander Gauge as Friar Tuck (1955-1958)

Archie Duncan as Little John #1 (1955 ,1956-58))
Rufus Cruikshank as Little John #2 (1955-1956) (eps 11-21)

Hubert Gregg as Prince John#1
Brian Haines as Prince John#2
Donald Pleasance as Prince John #3
Jill Esmond as Queen Eleanor [season 1 ]
Ian Hunter as Sir Richard of the Lea (1955-1958)
Simone Lovell as Joan, barmaid at 'The Blue Boar Inn'
Victor Woolf as Derwent
Ronald Howard as Will Scarlett #1 [season 1]
Paul Eddington as Will Scarlett #2 [season 4 ] + various roles (seasons 1-3)
Richard Coleman as Alan-a-Dale [season 4 ]
Peter Asher as Prince Arthur #1
Richard O'Sullivan as Prince Arthur(2) /
Jonathan Bailey as Prince Arthur(3)

"Robin Hood" opening fanfare by Edwin Astley

Theme Song to The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures Of Robin Hood Original End Theme

"Robin Hood" closing theme by by Carl Sigman sung by Dick James

Chorus: Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men
Feared by the bad, loved by the good
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood

He called the greatest archers to a tavern on the green
They vowed to help the people of the king
They handled all the troubles on the English country scene
And still found plenty of time to sing

Chorus

He came to Sherwood Forest with a feather in his cap
A fighter never looking for a fight
His bow was always ready, and he kept his arrows sharp.
He used them to fight for what was right.

Chorus

With Friar Tuck and Little John they had a roguish look,
They did the deed the others wouldn't dare.
He captured all the money that the evil sheriff took,
And rescued many a lady fair.

Chorus

(Missing line?)
A fighter never looking for a fight
His bow was always ready and he kept his arrows sharp
He used them to fight for what was right

Final rousing Chorus


PRODUCTION NOTES:
Producer: Sidney Cole
Executive Producer: Hannah Weinstein (Seasons 1 & 2)
Associate Producer: Thelma Connell (Seasons 1, 2 & 3)
Music by Edwin Astley & Albert Elms (Seasons 1 & 2)
Music by Albert Elms (Seasons 3 & 4)
Production Supervisor: George Mills (Season 1)
Production Supervisor: Harold Buck (Seasons 2, 3 & 4)
Script Supervisor: Albert G. Ruben (Seasons 1, 2 & 3)
Script Supervisor: Raymond Bowers (Season 4)
Seasons 1 & 2 made at Nettlefold Studios, Walton-on-Thames.
Seasons 3 & 4 made at Walton Studios, Walton-on-Thames.
This was the same studio which had undergone a change of name.

The Adventures Of Robin Hood was possibly the last thing filmed at the
studio as it was demolished in 1961. The only structure to survive was
the building which housed the studios generators and this became the  Playhouse Theatre.

The Adventures of Robin Hood Appreciation Society

The Adventures of Robin Hood Trailer (1938)

Errol Flynn - Making of The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

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One of several children's swashbuckling adventure series
made by Lew Grade's ITC/ITP around this time.
Others included:-

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Marius Goring) 18 episodes 1954
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Richard Greene) 143episodes 1955-60
The Count of Monte Cristo (George Dolenz) 39 episodes 1955
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (Wiliam Russell) 30 episodes 1956
The Buccaneers (Robert Shaw as Capt. Dan Tempest) 39 episodes 1956-57
Sword of Freedom (Edmund Purdom) 39 episodes 1957
William Tell (Conrad Phillips) 39 episodes 1957

Other companies produced :-
The Adventures of Long John Silver (Robert Newton) 39 episodes 1955
The Gay Cavalier (A-R) (Christian Marquand) 13 episodes 1956
Ivanhoe (Screen Gems) (Roger Moore) 39 episodes 1958
Richard The Lionheart (Danzigers) (Dermot Walsh) 39 episodes 1962


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