The Adventures of Robin Hood - Season 3

ITV (ended 1958)




Episode Guide

  • Farewell To Tuck
    Farewell To Tuck
    Episode 39
    The Sheriff has long suspected that Friar Tuck is in league with Robin Hood, and seizes an opportunity to get rid of him, when the archbishop arrives in Nottingham, looking for a good man to take over a parish in Sussex.
  • Marian's Prize
    Marian's Prize
    Episode 38
    Robin's name is entered for an archery contest in the village of Northeave, but owing to his absence from camp, Marian has to go instead, in disguise.
  • Little Mother
    Episode 37
    A trap is laid to catch Little John when he receives a message that his mother, a serf of the Duke of Retford, is very ill. But the brawny outlaw brings the house down about the plotter's ears.
  • Woman's War
    Woman's War
    Episode 36
    Robin agrees to let two of his men accompany Ann de Brissac, a noblewoman, to a place where gold for King Richard is hidden. But Marian then arrives at the camp to explain that Ann is a spy for Prince John. So Robin has to set out to save his two men.moreless
  • Lincoln Green
    Episode 35
    Robin, Marian and Little John visit Master David of Lincoln to buy Lincoln Green cloth. The Sheriff follows, hoping for a chance to capture them, which he finds when Master Shanks, David's assistant, turns traitor.
  • The Fire
    Episode 34
    During a lengthy drought, Little John and Derwent are cornered in a cave. The Sheriff, in trying to smoke them out, starts a fire which forces him to seek help from Robin.
  • The Lottery
    Episode 33
    The Sheriff finds a neat and foolproof way of raising money for Prince John, by organising raffles. Foolproof that is, until Robin comes on the scene.
  • The Doctor
    Episode 32
    Little John breaks his leg escaping from the Sheriff's men. Robin and Friar Tuck carry him to the home of Sir George Woodley, who is being visited by a foreign doctor.
  • The Minstrel
    Episode 31
    With the help of a song, Robin and a minstrel named Roland manage to spoil Prince John's hopes of an alliance with the Prince of Aragon.
  • The Youthful Menace
    Episode 30
    Marian is disappointed to find that Edwin, her nephew that she has not seen for ten years, and who has just arrived from France, is scornful of Robin Hood and his band of outlaws.
  • The Genius
    Episode 29
    Nicodemus, a brilliant mathematician, aware that Prince John covets the giant catapult that he has invented, escapes from the power of the Prince into Sherwood Forest, only to discover that his brother has been seized as a hostage by a rascally baron.
  • The Elixir Of Youth
    The Elixir Of Youth
    Episode 28
    Sir Boland, in desperate need of money, promises the hand of his ward Melissa to Sir Louis, an elderly Norman, in spite of her being in love with Sir Boland's squire. When Friar Tuck hears of the young girl's plight, he asks Robin for help.
  • 3/31/58
    With the end of the tournament season, three knights decide to try to make some money by capturing Robin Hood and claiming the reward. By posing as strolling players, they enter the outlaws' camp and work a neat trick.
  • 3/24/58
    A miserly Nottingham tailor, designing to own the 'Bue Boar' inn, consults with the Sheriff. Together they work out a plan to get control of the inn and lay a trap for Robin.
  • 3/17/58
    Local farmers believe that the land belonging to surly Simon Dexter is haunted. Robin and Friar Tuck realise that this is Simon's way of scaring his neighbors off his land, and decide to see what they can do about it.
  • Roman Gold
    Episode 24
    Dr. Quince, an antiquarian friend of Robin's, is excavating the site of an old Roman villa. Robin and his men agree to lend a hand, in the hope of finding Roman gold. He is very successful until the news reaches the Sheriff, who wants the gold for himself.
  • The Double
    Episode 23
    Bolbec, a sworn enemy of Robin Hood, arrives at Nottingham Castle to see the Sheriff. He has, he tells the Sheriff, a foolproof plan to trap the outlaw leader, involving Luke Tanner, who is the exact double of Robin.
  • Castle In The Air
    Episode 22
    The impoverished knight and friend of the outlaws, Sir Richard of the Lea, loses a game of dice against Sir Adrian. Robin relaises the game was rigged. But so does the Sheriff, who is determined to turn it to his advantage.
  • The Crusaders
    Episode 21
    Robin has a rendezvous with four knights with whom he fought in the crusades, and in keeping it he falls into a trap set by the Sheriff. At last it seems the Sheriff has won - but Robin has got out of difficult and dangerous situations before.
  • Too Many Robins
    Episode 20
    Alma, an innkeeper's daughter, hero-worships Robin. But to gain her love, Tom the Thatcher tells her he is Robin. But she wants proof.
  • One Man's Meat
    Episode 19
    Squire Woodstock has discovered a form of bran, which he calls his 'universal food', and which he thinks will replace all other food. Robin and Friar Tuck do not share the squire's enthusiasm when they have to eat it for dinner.
  • The Healing Hand
    Episode 18
    Little John is a good man in a fight, but not so good when brains are needed. Oswald of the Healing Hand, a 'quack' doctor, finds him easy to deceive, when he suffers from indigestion.
  • Knight Errant
    Episode 17
    Marian wants to speak to Robin urgently. She tries to tell him that Sir Jack of Southwark has her father's permission to marry her. But Robin is so engrossed in his archery practice that that he will not take any notice. When Sir Jack arrives, Robin finds out the hard way.moreless
  • The Profiteer
    Episode 16
    The village of Lotham is without food, because of the failure of the grain crop. The Lord of the Manor refuses to help, but Robin hears about it, and agrees that Andrew, a serf from Lotham, shall buy food with money from the outlaws.
  • The Rivals
    Episode 15
    Trouble begins when the Sheriff tries to levy yet another tax to raise money. His lieutenant advises against this, and they plan to start a band of outlaws to compete with Robin's men.
  • 12/30/57
    Will Dale, as a special birthday treat, is brought by his father to the forest. There, he goes hunting with Robin and the outlaws, but they get into a fight with Sir Roger Fitzwilliam, who kidnaps Will.
  • The Christmas Goose
    Episode 13
    Young Davey has a pet goose, who is very attached to him. One day it saves him from a flogging from Sir Leon's men, but in so doing is caught and, as a punishment, sentenced to become Sir Leon's Christmas dinner.
  • To Be A Student
    Episode 12
    Prince John is levying troops from among young men of suitable age. Peter Larkin, a brilliant student that Friar Tuck is preparing for university, tries to escape this traitorous service.
  • 12/9/57
    A girl, who has run away from her home to avoid a marriage to Walter, proves herself a valiant archer in defence of Robin. In return for her service in a dangerous situation, he grants her a favor. But he gets more trouble than he bargained for in carrying out this boon for the girl.moreless
  • The Mark
    Episode 10
    Barnaby Church is being rebuilt, creating much interest on Nottinghamshire. Walter, the master mason, is proud of his work, but Sir Blaise, plotting to turn the church into a fortress, meets with unexpected opposition.
  • The Angry Village
    Episode 9
    Robin and Little John, while hunting in the forest, come across villagers hiding grain to avoid it being confiscated. But the grain is discovered, and treachery is suspected.
  • 11/18/57
    Mary Quartermaine, according to her father's will, has to marry the best bow-man in the land. Robin plays cupid when he teaches Timothy Cox to shoot an arrow well enough to win the lovely young woman as his bride.
  • 11/11/57
    Sir Loren is caught ill-treating a blacksmith, and is banished from his home by his father. Then Loren kills his young brother in the forest. Robin and Little John are the only witnesses, but knowing that they cannot risk giving evidence themselves, they seek a way to make Loren confess.
  • Brother Battle
    Episode 6
    Brother Wootan, a great believer in education, has been banished many times for teaching the children of serfs to read. Robin allows him to start a school in the forest, and one of the unwilling pupils is Little John. Unfortunately for Robin's immediate plans, Wootan arrives just as he is planning to capture a consignment of Prince John's gold going to the Sheriff of Nottingham.moreless
  • Change Of Heart
    Change Of Heart
    Episode 5

    Friar Tuck, now living in Tintern Abbey, sends for Robin's help against Lord Humphrey, who is planning to expel the Celts from the Forest of Dean, where they have lived for centuries.

  • The Charter
    Episode 4
    Lord Greenwald is seriously ill in his castle, and he is the only person who knows the hiding place of a Charter which will limit Prince Johns' power, should he become king. Marian learns where the Charter is hidden, but how can she and Robin get to it before the Sheriff finds out too?moreless
  • Pepper
    Episode 3
    Robin becomes involved in the fortunes of a Byzantine princess, Irene, who has been held hostage in England.
  • A Tuck In Time
    Episode 2
    Edgar, Friar Tuck's twin brother, has returned from the East with a deadly machine, and is prepared to sell it to Prince John. But Robin and Tuck plan to stop him.
  • The Salt King
    The Salt King
    Episode 1
    In the days of Robin Hood, various essential goods were in short supply, and certain lords held monopolies on them. One such commodity was salt, and Lord Guthrie is plotting with the Sheriff to hold up supplies so the price will rise. The plan works well, until Robin steps in.