Robin of Sherwood

Season 3 Episode 1

Herne's Son (1)

Aired Saturday 12:00 AM Apr 05, 1986 on ITV
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Herne's Son (1)
After the death of Loxley, the outlaw band have gone their separate ways and Herne calls upon Robert of Huntingdon to take over as Robin Hood.

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  • A new Robin Hood is chosen

    With the death of Robin of Loxley in the finale of season 2, "Robin of Sherwood" continues with Herne the Hunter summoning a new Robin Hood. This time it is Robert of Huntington, the son of an earl.

    The episode begins immediately after Robin's death, when Robert goes to Herne and denies his destiny. He doesn't think he can lead Robin's men, or be accepted by them.

    A year passes, and Maid Marian comes to Huntington. At the same time, Lord Owen of Clun is visiting. Owen becomes obsessed with Marian, ultimately kidnapping her to be his wife. Robert realizes he must save her and reassemble Robin's men to help him. This will not be easy after so much time has passed, though. They have gone their separate ways after a quarrel.

    Jason Connery does a fine job stepping into the role of Robin Hood. He is an opposite to the previous Robin, which I think was done to keep fans from feeling like they were simply trying to replace him. Michael Praed, the original Robin, was dark haired and his character a commoner. Jason is blonde and his character the son of an earl.

    "Robin of Sherwood" is one of the best takes on Robin Hood, in either TV or film. There is a deep mysticism to the Sherwood Richard Carpenter has created, and a conflict between Christianity and the more pagan religions. I hope this becomes available on DVD in the US soon!moreless
Michael Craig

Michael Craig

Earl of Huntingdon

Guest Star

Oliver Cotton

Oliver Cotton

Lord Owen of Clun

Guest Star

George Baker

George Baker

Sir Richard of Leaford

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Herne the Hunter: Why have you come?
      Robert: I need your help
      Herne the Hunter: Why must I give it?
      Robert: Because I am Herne's Son
      Herne the Hunter: Are you? You told me he was dead, denied your destiny, deserted those who would have followed you. But Marian is in danger and so you return.
      Robert: What must I do?
      Herne the Hunter: The powers of light and darkness will lead you. In the past lies what is to come.

    • Sheriff of Nottingham: Tell me this. Why should Robert of Huntington, heir to vast estates and several castles, concern himself with a bunch of outlaws, hmmm?
      Guy of Gisborne: Marian of Leaford.

    • Herne the Hunter: You are Herne's Son, you must lead them.
      Robert of Huntington: Herne's Son is dead.
      Herne the Hunter: Robin of Loxsley is dead. Herne's Son lives again in you.
      Robert of Huntington: No! It is finished.
      Herne the Hunter: You were chosen.
      Robert of Huntington: You called and I answered. His followers are safe, it's enough!
      Herne the Hunter: You are the Hooded Man.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Jason Connery takes over as the new Robin Hood. Jason is the son of Sean Connery who played Robin in the 1976 film ROBIN & MARION.


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