The Adventures Of Robin Hood - Errand Of Mercy (Season 1 Episode 20)
The citizens of Nottingham are suffering from Saint Anthony's Fire. It is up to Robin Hood and Little John to save the day. Originally released: 6 February 1956. Runtime: 25:07.
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a television series made in Britain. It first aired on September 22, 1955, running until September 26, 1960. During this time there were four seasons and a total of 143 episodes broadcast.
Richard Greene starred as Robin Hood, and many actors, who later became stars, appeared including Patrick Troughton, Jane Asher and Michael Caine.
A large proportion of the writers were in fact Americans, who had been blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Another interesting fact is that English historians were hired as consultants. Their knowledge proved a great help in creating some of the plots.
The show also had a famous theme the words of which ran:
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 trouble on the English country scene,
And still found plenty of time to sing
Season 1 Episode 1 - The Coming Of Robin HoodSir Robin of Loxley returning to England, after fighting in the Crusades, discovers that Sir Roger DeLisle has been given all his family's estates and also that he has been declared an outlaw. Originally released: 26 September 1955. Runtime: 26:13.
Season 1 Episode 2 - The MoneylenderA villainous moneylender, has his just deserts when Robin Hood returns the money he has swindled from the villagers and farmers. Originally released: 3 October 1955. Runtime: 25:42.
Season 1 Episode 3 - Dead Or AliveLittle John, who is in fact not little at all tastes freedom, courtesy of Robin Hood. Originally released: 10 October 1955. Runtime: 26:00.
Season 1 Episode 4 - Friar TuckFriar Tuck asks for Robin's help when it looks like a young man's sweetheart, Mildred, will be forced to marry against her will. Originally released: 17 October 1955. Runtime: 25:04.
Season 1 Episode 5 - Maid MarianMaid Marian is disguised as a page, in an attempt to capture her childhood friend, Robin Hood. Originally released: 24 October 1955. Runtime: 25:56.
Season 1 Episode 6 - A Guest For The GallowsWill Stukely is in grave danger as the Sheriff of Nottingham has decided to hang him as a warning to others to pay their taxes. Originally released: 31 October 1955. Runtime: 25:55.
Season 1 Episode 7 - The ChallengeRobin Hood and Jiles Black, fight it out to see who the real champion is? Will it be Robin? Watch and find out. Originally released: 7 November 1955. Runtime: 25:12.
Season 1 Episode 8 - Queen EleanorQueen Eleanor of Aquitaine travels to Nottingham. Will she discover who her true friends are? Originally released: 14 November 1955. Runtime: 26:02.
Season 1 Episode 9 - CheckmateMarian, with ardent blood, keeps Count DeWalden occupied, throughout the castle all the while, his henchmen are defied. Originally released: 21 November 1955. Runtime: 25:10.
Season 1 Episode 10 - The OrdealMurder in a village, an outlaw is the one accused. Robin sees that right and truth shall triumph unabused. Originally released: 28 November 1955. Runtime: 24:37.
Season 1 Episode 11 - A Husband For MarianMaid Marian's father has arranged for her to marry a knight. The knight is just interested in getting his hands on her dowry money. Originally released: 5 December 1955. Runtime: 24:38.
Season 1 Episode 12 - The HighlanderStrange tales are told of Robin Hood, but strangest far of all the lot, is when he met Wild Duncan, a very canny Scot. Originally released: 12 December 1955. Runtime: 26:04.
Season 1 Episode 13 - The Youngest OutlawA young boy is lost in the woods his name is Arthur and will one day become king. Robin Hood and Little John rescue him and teach him the way of the woods. Originally released: 19 December 1955. Runtime: 25:25.
Season 1 Episode 14 - The BetrothalIn sport it's the professionals that always win the glory, but Robin is the amateur, and that's a different story. Originally released: 26 December 1955. Runtime: 24:39.
Season 1 Episode 15 - The AlchemistA woman from the village has been condemned to die by being burnt at the stake. Will Robin Hood manage to rescue her before the fire is lit? Originally released: 2 January 1956. Runtime: 24:38.
Season 1 Episode 16 - The JongleurBe warned, it is a very bad idea to insult the Sheriff of Nottingham. Anyone who does, will pay with their life. Originally released: 9 January 1956. Runtime: 26:01.
Season 1 Episode 17 - The BrothersRobin Hood and Friar Tuck aid a serf in his wish to join an monastery. But he is soon forced to escape the clutches of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Originally released: 16 January 1956. Runtime: 24:44.
Season 1 Episode 18 - The IntrudersA couple of students masquerading as Robin Hood's men have been committing robberies. Robin decides to teach them a lesson. Originally released: 23 January 1956. Runtime: 24:38.
Season 1 Episode 19 - The Sheriff's BootsIn the village of Rhetfort, the Sheriff of Nottingham finally finds a pair of comfortable boots. This leads to trouble for the cobbler and the village. Originally released: 30 January 1956. Runtime: 25:23.
Season 1 Episode 21 - The VandalsThe merrie men are blamed for raids on a pair of estates which ended in murder. Robin Hood must find out who the real perpetrators are. Originally released: 13 February 1956. Runtime: 25:20.
Season 1 Episode 22 - Richard The Lion-HeartRobin appears to have forgotten he has sworn an oath of allegiance to King Richard; instead he appears to be serving Lord Peregrinus. But who is this Lord? Originally released: 20 February 1956. Runtime: 24:33.
Season 1 Episode 23 - The Ladies Of SherwoodEntry to the city of Nottingham is closed to all men, but Robin gains entry by dressing as a woman. Will he evade capture? Originally released: 27 February 1956. Runtime: 24:46.
Season 1 Episode 24 - Will ScarlettWilliam Winchester enjoys his clothes, but does not enjoy being insulted as Little John soon finds out. William, or Will Scarlet, as he is soon called joins the merrie men. Originally released: 5 March 1956. Runtime: 24:46.
Season 1 Episode 25 - The Deserted CastleWhen Marian takes Robin Hood to a deserted castle, little does he realize that inside waiting for him is the Queen Mother, with a secret mission for him. Originally released: 12 March 1956. Runtime: 25:38.
Season 1 Episode 26 - The MiserEvil Sir William is bleeding the poor peasants dry. Robin Hood has a plan, which involves the help of Friar Tuck, that if successful will get their money. Originally released: 19 March 1956. Runtime: 24:40.
Season 1 Episode 27 - Trial By BattleMaid Marian stands accused of murder. Her only hope of rescue is Robin Hood but he is very ill. It looks like her fate has been sealed. Originally released: 26 March 1956. Runtime: 24:48.
Season 1 Episode 28 - Children Of GreenwoodFrom out the mouth of babes come pearls of wisdom, at least so they say. To demonstrate to you girls and boys, we bid thee watch our play. Originally released: 2 April 1956. Runtime: 26:04.
Season 1 Episode 29 - The May QueenRobin Hood and Little John contrive by means of a charade, to save a young man's honor and unite him with his maid. Originally released: 9 April 1956. Runtime: 24:49.
Season 1 Episode 30 - The WandererIn helping an outlaw's son Jules makes a powerful enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Will this be the end of him and of Robin Hood? Originally released: 16 April 1956. Runtime: 24:50.
Season 1 Episode 31 - The Byzantine TreasureSir Richard is a doughty knight who needs no urging to create impressions of great wealth and might with borrowed silver plate. Originally released: 23 April 1956. Runtime: 24:40.
Season 1 Episode 32 - Secret MissionA tender pilgrim comes from France, though nothing huge he's not too small, to show six knights to their mischance he's not so gentle at all. Originally released: 30 April 1956. Runtime: 26:11.
Season 1 Episode 33 - The InquisitorThe archbishop comes from France, King Richard's interests to pursue. Robin takes a daring chance to tell him what is true. Originally released: 7 May 1956. Runtime: 25:26.
Season 1 Episode 34 - Tables TurnedDerwent overhears talk about jewels and plans to steal them. But maybe the jewels are not quite what he thinks they are. Originally released: 14 May 1956. Runtime: 26:10.
Season 1 Episode 35 - The Traitor... both bold and sly find treasure a beguiling thing, especially when it can buy a ransom for a king. Originally released: 21 May 1956. Runtime: 24:40.