Maid Marian and Her Merry Men

BBC (ended 1994)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 7

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Forest

    Aired 2/16/94

  • S 4 : Ep 6

    The Nice Sumatran

    Aired 2/9/94

  • S 4 : Ep 5

    Robin the Bad

    Aired 2/2/94

  • S 4 : Ep 4

    The Wise Woman of Worksop

    Aired 1/26/94

  • S 4 : Ep 3

    Raining Forks

    Aired 1/19/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tony Robinson

    The Sheriff of Nottingham

  • Hilary Mason


  • Danny John-Jules


  • Forbes Collins

    King John

  • Howard Lew Lewis


  • show Description
  • Robin Hood wasn't the heroic, lovable bandit history led us to believe. Instead he was a self-centered, yellow-bellied chicken. The brains and courage actuality came from Maid Marian! Marian was in fact the real leader of the Merry Men, who fought to protect the pennyless people of Worksop against the deceitfully worm-like Sheriff of Nottingham and the big nasty ogre called 'King John.' With a lighthearted song and a twist of zaniness, Maid Marian and her Merry Men (for the most part at least!) saved the day. But unintentionally dropped all the credit into Robin's lap.Created by 'Black Adders' Tony Robinson and shown on Children's BBC 1.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Robin: Get your hands off my underpants!

    • Marian: Rabies, what's thick and chops down trees? Rabies: Marian: Correct.

    • Little Ron: Well, don't just stand there, let's do something! Marian: I see. And how do we get into the castle? Barrington: Easy! We divert a stream so that it runs along by the castle walls, right, and gradually it'll wear them away.

    • Snooker: This is the worst band I've ever heard! Gladys: What? Worse than Thelonious the Monk and his Tone Deaf Carol Singers? Snooker: Yes... Gladys: Worse than The Jelly Gargling Choir of Judas the Music Hater? Snooker: Yes... Gladys: Worse than New Kids on the Block ? [pause] Snooker: This is the second worst band I've ever heard!

    • King John: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to marry this woman... Graeme: [off screen] What, all of us? King John: this man. Gary: [off screen] Oooh, I love weddings, don't you? King John: Will the bridesmaids shut up, please?

    • The Sheriff: She's only a girl. If she doesn't do what you tell her, just slap her round the back of the legs with a ruler.

    • The Sheriff: For the eighty-seventh time, shut up! Gary: Eighty-sixth. The Sheriff: SHUT UP! Gary: Eighty-seventh.

    • Robin: But what if they ask me about carpet laying? I've never laid anything in my life! 'Rotten' Rose Scargill: We'll say you're on work experience. Robin: I'm a little... mature for that, aren't I? 'Rotten' Rose Scargill: We'll say you're a slow learner. Robin: But will they believe it? 'Rotten' Rose Scargill: Robin, I'm sure they will.

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    Notes (18)

    • The songs sung in this episode are: Mud [opening song] and Marian [ending song]. Also Barrington sings about halfway though about Marian taking Robin hostage and how he is a real liablity.

    • Maid Marian doesn't have a proper opening video like most programmes do, but it always [mostly] opens with a different song each episode.

    • The first words said were the lyrics for the song 'Mud'.

    • Mad Clem the Totally Useless of Bristol Forest came second in the archery contest, with a score of 46

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Snooker, who along with Gladys acts as a regular peasant on the show for all series.

    • The main song sung in this episode is 'Gotta Get Across'. All the Merry Men sing it except at the end when Marian is singing on her own sounding a bit dreamy when the music cuts out causing her to complain at the sky (as some tv shows do).

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Ramsay Gilderdale as Guy of Gisborne. He appears in all episodes hereafter.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of Siobhan Fogarty as Rose Scargill, who appears in six episodes.

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    Trivia (1)

    • In the Sheriff's commentary of the archery contest, he says 'darts' instead of 'arrows.'

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • It was hilarious as a child. It's even funnier now. The 'true' story of Sherwood Forest, brought to you by Tony Robinson.

    By iamafishx400, Nov 12, 2009

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