Robin of Sherwood

Season 1 Episode 5

Alan A Dale

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM May 19, 1984 on ITV
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Episode Summary

Alan A Dale
The Sheriff of Nottingham is getting married - for 16 yr old Mildred De Bracey's dowry rather than for love. Meanwhile Little John is seen in Wickham whilst visiting his love Meg, and the outlaws have to find a way to help the villagers pay the resulting fine. The answer may come via a lovesick minstrel with a bad singing voice called Alan a Dale.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Alan a Dale: I'm a minstrel.
      Little John: Well that accounts for it
      Will Scarlet: Accounts for what?
      Little John: The bad voice and the empty purse!

    • discussing the Sheriff's upcoming marriage
      Guy of Gisborne: And when will the ceremony take plce, my lord?
      Sheriff of Nottingham: When I'm drunk enough to go through with it!

    • Robin of Loxley: Life's not a love song.

    • Mildred De Bracey: Someone once told me that he loved me. Not the Baron De Bracey's daughter or her dowrey, but me, and I'll never forget him.

    • Guy of Gisbourne: As you all know, today sees the marriage of your master, lord Robert de Reinault, High Sheriff of Nottingham to the lady Mildred de Bracey, youngest daughter of the baron de Bracey. After the ceremony is over, on a signal from me, you will all cheer. Understood? You will try one now. Are you ready? Deep breath. Cheer!
      Soldiers: cheer unenthusiastically
      Guy of Gisbourne: You will try that again. On the command 'cheer'... Cheer!
      Soldiers: cheer enthusiastically
      Sheriff: (appears at the doorway) Are you trying to be funny, Gisbourne?

    • Sheriff: Gisbourne, stop playing around in mud and come up here.

  • NOTES (2)

    • According to the booklet contained in the German DVD release, this episode first aired in the U.S. on April 12th, 1984 on Showtime.

    • The "chain mail" worn by Guy of Gisbourne in the mud wrestling scene was actually just string that had been spray-painted silver. The costumers had forgotten to pre-shrink the string, however, and when it got wet it began to choke the actor. Stunt Coordinator Terry Walsh had to jump in quickly and cut the string around Robert Addie's throat.