The Adventures of Sir Lancelot

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  • Season 1
    • The Prince of Limerick
      4/20/57
      7.0
      A prince in love with King Anguish's daughter Kathleen is banished from the court because he possesses nothing but the ability to write rhymes. Sir Lancelot, hearing of the young couple's plight, travels to Anguish's court to help them.
    • The Thieves
      The Thieves
      Episode 29
      4/13/57
      8.5

      King Arthur and Sir Lancelot disguise themselves as thieves in order to test the validity of a statement by Lancelot. The knight believes that the thieves of the kingdom are criminals only because they are starving.

    • The Mortaise Fair
      The Mortaise Fair
      Episode 28
      4/6/57
      8.5
      While visiting Mortaise Castle, Queen Guinevere is presented with a priceless jewel from the Rajah of Kaipur. Shortly afterward there is a fire, and during the excitement the jewel is stolen.
    • The Missing Princess
      3/23/57
      8.8
      When a king breaks a treaty between his country and a tribe of women, his sister is taken hostage. Sir Lancelot sets forth to rescue the princess.
    • Knights' Choice
      Knights' Choice
      Episode 26
      3/16/57
      8.5
      After the death of a knight of the Round Table, a young man enters a tournament that will decide who will fill the vacancy. But the other knights object to the young contestant because of his shabby appearance. Sir Lancelot intercedes for him.
    • The Ugly Duckling
      The Ugly Duckling
      Episode 25
      3/9/57
      8.5

      While on a visit to castle Lamorack, Sir Lancelot and Merlin try to help their host when he receives a note threatening his daughter's life. Merlin learns that the note is false, written by the girl herself in a bid for attention. Later, the girl disappears and another note arrives; this time it's genuine.

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    • The Bridge
      The Bridge
      Episode 24
      3/2/57
      8.5

      While preparing for knighthood, Squire Brian uncovers a plot by King Marhaus of neighboring Mercia. The king wants it to appear that the villagers of Poltifax have violated a treaty over the use of their bridge so that he will have an excuse to invade their town.

    • The Lady Lilith
      The Lady Lilith
      Episode 23
      2/23/57
      8.5

      The Lady Lilith has been running the castle of Goodhue since it was left to her by the late Sir William when she was 14-years-old. Sir Liones petitions for a ruling at the court of the king because the law says that no property can be inherited by a woman. Facing a difficult choice, the King Arthur suggests the best solution would be for Sir Liones to marry the Lady.

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    • Double Identity
      Double Identity
      Episode 22
      2/16/57
      8.5

      Sir Richard of Taunton is attacked and beaten by three men and left for dead. His uncle plans to substitute his son, Richard's double, and gain control of the family estate. Lancelot is suspicious and starts investigating.

    • Knight Errant
      Knight Errant
      Episode 21
      2/9/57
      8.5
      After their father dies, two sisters inherit his tiny impoverished kingdom. Their guardian is eager to set up a rich marriage for the older girl, but she is not willing.
    • Maid of Somerset
      Maid of Somerset
      Episode 20
      2/2/57
      8.5
      A young girl asks Sir Lancelot's aid. An evil monarch, King Meliot, is selling the young men of the village of Cheddar into slavery.
    • Sir Crustabread
      Sir Crustabread
      Episode 19
      2/2/57
      9.0
      King Arthur gives Sir Lancelot a new name and sends him off to champion a lady who is being forced into marrying an unscrupulous man.
    • Witches' Brew
      Witches' Brew
      Episode 18
      1/19/57
      8.5
      A woman claiming mystical powers has convinced King Bors of Sagitaw that she is working evil against him. Sir Lancelot enlists Merlin's aid against her powers.
    • The Lesser Breed
      The Lesser Breed
      Episode 17
      1/12/57
      9.0
      King Arthur learns that a nearby village is being terrorized by a horrible monster. Sir Lancelot is sent to investigate. He discovers that the monster is really a Viking boat, and that it's the Vikings who are doing the terrorizing.
    • The Ruby of Radnor
      The Ruby of Radnor
      Episode 16
      1/5/57
      9.0

      As punishment for rebelling at working with Merlin's pigeons, Squire Brian is sent on an errand delivering a crate of pigeons to a neighboring castle. En route, he becomes involved with a gang of thieves who stole the precious Ruby of Radnor.

    • The Magic Book
      The Magic Book
      Episode 15
      12/29/56
      9.0
      Sir Lancelot volunteers to defend an abbey and its occupants from invading Danes.
    • Shepherd's War
      Shepherd's War
      Episode 14
      12/22/56
      9.0
      A band of renegade knights is preying on the shepherds in the area. Sir Lancelot decides to champion the shepherds' cause, and masquerades as a shepherd to teach them how to fight the knights off.
    • The Black Castle
      The Black Castle
      Episode 13
      12/15/56
      9.0
      A young knight's prospective father-in-law has been kidnapped and is being held prisoner. Sir Lancelot agrees to help the knight rescue the man.
    • Theft of Excalibur
      Theft of Excalibur
      Episode 12
      12/8/56
      7.8
      On St. Stephen's Day, King Arthur and his knights traditionally change places for one day with the court squires. During the day, one of the "squires-for-a-day" steals the Sword of Excalibur.
    • Caledon
      Caledon
      Episode 11
      11/24/56
      8.5
      While Sir Lancelot is on a mission for King Arthur, he is robbed and his horse is killed by a group of wild warriors.
    • Roman Wall
      Roman Wall
      Episode 10
      11/17/56
      8.0
      Sir Lancelot and his squire Brian go to the aid of King Boltan, who swears that ghosts have abducted his daughter.
    • Lancelot's Banishment
      11/10/56
      8.7

      Sir Lancelot is banished from Camelot because King Arthur thinks he made a false claim against King Marhaus. Outside of Camelot, Lancelot encounters Marhaus and discovers an evil plot.

    • The Magic Sword
      The Magic Sword
      Episode 8
      11/3/56
      8.3
      A cowardly knight wants to rescue a lady who is imprisoned by her brother. He comes to King Arthur, for advice on how to become courageous. Merlin instills confidence in the young knight by lending him Sir Lancelot's weapon and telling him it is a magic sword.
    • The Pirates
      The Pirates
      Episode 7
      10/27/56
      9.3

      King Arthur and his men set off to capture a band of pirates they believe are hiding out in a coastal town. Actually, the pirates are just waiting for them to leave so they can raid the castle.

    • Sir Bliant
      Sir Bliant
      Episode 6
      10/20/56
      8.2

      Sir Bliant's three sons decide to break the truce King Arthur arranged between their father and Sir Rolf. They carry Sir Rolf's three daughters away as hostages and the distraught father comes to King Arthur for aid.

    • Winged Victory
      Winged Victory
      Episode 5
      10/13/56
      9.0

      King Arthur entrusts Sir Lancelot with a secret battle plan for Prince Boudwin. The prince is besieged in his castle by King Mark and is badly in need of help. When Sir Lancelot and Squire Brian arrive, they are captured and King Mark attempts to persuade them to reveal the secret information.

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    • The Outcast
      The Outcast
      Episode 4
      10/6/56
      8.8
      When Sir Lancelot requests that his squire be trained to become a knight of the Round Table, he meets with considerable opposition.
    • The Queen's Knight
      9/29/56
      9.0
      Queen Guinevere is kidnapped by King Arthur's cousin, Sir Mordred. He and his father, King Pell, demand King Arthur's kingdom in exchange for the queen's life.
    • Ferocious Fathers
      9/22/56
      8.7

      Sir Lancelot goes to the rescue of Urgan the Strong, whose castle is besieged by Sir Melius the Mighty and his two sons. Sir Lancelot drives off the invaders, and Urgan offers his daughter Igrane in marriage to the knight as a reward for his bravery.

    • The Knight with the Red Plume
      9/15/56
      8.7
      Sir Lancelot is challenged by the other knights before he can become a member of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. He has to prove his worth and is put through a series of rigorous tests.
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