“Robin of Sherwood” is a British television series that aired from 1984 to 1986. It was created by Richard Carpenter and starred Michael Praed as Robin Hood, a legendary hero who robbed from the rich to give to the poor. The series combined elements of historical drama, adventure, and fantasy.
Synopsis: The series follows Robin Hood and his band of outlaws as they fight against the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham and other enemies of the people. Along the way, Robin encounters various characters from English folklore and mythology, including Herne the Hunter, a mystical figure who acts as Robin's mentor and guide.
Awards: The series won a BAFTA award for Best Original Television Music in 1985, and was nominated for two other BAFTA awards for Best Costume Design and Best Make-up Artist. Michael Praed also won a TV Times award for Best New Actor in 1984.
In 2018, a documentary called “Robin of Sherwood: The Knights of the Apocalypse” was released, which explored the show's enduring popularity and impact on popular culture. The documentary featured interviews with the cast and crew, as well as fans of the show.
Overall, “Robin of Sherwood” remains a beloved cult classic, known for its memorable characters, engaging storylines, and unique blend of genres.
|Created by||Richard Carpenter|
|Opening theme||“Robin (The Hooded Man)” by Clannad|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Paul Knight
|Running time||50 mins (1 hour with adverts)|
|Original release||28 April 1984 –
28 June 1986