Watch now

£34.99 + £1.26 delivery
In stock. Sold by ajdiscs
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Original UK release as pictured.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Maid Marian And Her Merry Men: The Complete Series 1 [DVD] [1989]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Maid Marian And Her Merry Men: The Complete Series 1 [DVD] [1989]

14 customer reviews

Price: £34.99
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by ajdiscs.
2 new from £28.92 9 used from £17.49
£34.99 Only 1 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by ajdiscs.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Maid Marian And Her Merry Men: The Complete Series 1 [DVD] [1989] + Maid Marian And Her Merry Men - Series 2 [DVD] [1989] + Maid Marian And Her Merry Men - Series 3 [DVD] [1989]
Price For All Three: £85.95

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Kate Lonergan, Adam Morris, Danny John-Jules, Howard Lew Lewis, Mike Edmonds
  • Directors: David Bell
  • Writers: Tony Robinson
  • Producers: Richard Callanan
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Eureka
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Mar. 2006
  • Run Time: 146 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CS3520
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,957 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

It's a little known fact that Robin Hood was a complete wimp who took all the credit for the grit in Maid Marian's guts. It was, in fact, she who assembled and fought oppression with a bunch of prats known as the Merry Men - a dwarf called Little Ron, a Rastafarian, an ugly dolt by the name of Rabies and a yuppie called Robin of Kensington. Doing incredibly brave things like piercing their ears and rescuing tadpoles, Marian and her men combat the cruelty of a mad, bad, king called John and his villanous Sheriff of Nottingham.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
13
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 14 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Birtwistle on 16 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
You go through stages with children's television. An avid viewer (as child), somebody who misses it through lack of coolness (late teens) or work (early adulthood) and then somebody who acquires the necessary accessories to start watching it again. This means that you miss out a few years of programs, and usually you never know just what you missed. Until now that is....
The sudden rise in the release of DVD's from the late 80's / early 90's means that gaps in my tele-viewing can be filled in. This DVD is one of those gap filling masterpieces. As a fan of Tony Robinson in his many incarnations I looked forward immensely to finding out his take on Robin Hood, and believe me, I was not at all disappointed!!
The series is heavy on jokes, very heavy on slapstick and mud, slightly above average on plot and very short on sanity. In other words, it's great. Robinson's sheriff is evil and stupid enough to make it into Blackadder, King John is a riot and the band of Merry Men, well they almost defy description.
Kate Lonergan is superb as Maid Marian, and fits the bill being unconventionally pretty in an "Earth Mother" sort of way, showing the sort of common sense approach to life that any band of outlaws really need to survive when they're as big a bunch of idiots as she has got. Very very pretty too (Hope the missus doesn't read that bit). The yuppie Robin Hood is only one of a troop of incredibly dimwitted medieval types, including the guzzling Rabies (played by Howard Lew Lewis who later appeared in Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves as Hal), the soon to be in red dwarf Barrington and Little Ron, surely the smallest man in Sherwood Forest.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Union Jak on 1 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
And just as funny!
Maid Marian is, to put quite simply, THE greatest children's comedy ever in the history of TV. This is THE DVD event of 2006.
It is a Robin Hood parody which pre-dates Men in Tights and spoofs Robin of Sherwood, and to an extent, the Costner version as well.
It tells the story of Marian, a simple, yet brave young woman who ends up forming a band of Merry Men against the evil king John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin had nothing to do with it, he was just a tailor from kensington who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Joined by a Rasta, a dwarf and a village idiot, they fight to free Worksop from Norman rule.
Tony Robinson, of Blackadder fame, wrote and starred in this comedy, which also stars Red Dwarf's Danny John-Jules as Barrington. It is a brilliant BBC comedy, I absolutely beg you to give it a viewing!
The extras make sure it goes beyond vanilla disks, by including a trailer, a quiz, a german version as well as an exclusive comic book drawn by Paul Cemmick.
Roll on Series two!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By JS on 22 Feb. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've reached the ripe old age of 25 years old, but since discovering a minute ago that every episode of the brilliant Maid Marion and Her Merry Men is finally available on DVD, I'm as excited as a small child on Christmas Eve.

Having taped virtually every episode back in the day and watched them to the point of the tapes wearing out, I thought they would be lost forever, but thankfully whoever owned the rights has seen sense.

This may be a children's programme, but there is much in it to entertain adults. Tony Robinson's humour, as has been mentioned elsewhere, has more than a hint of Blackadder about it (you'll find yourself laughing out loud frequently); the numerous songs are hilarious; and the cast are excellent to a person, throughout.

You owe it to yourself to buy all 4 series of this excellent show right now - I just have :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "coa99apb" on 9 Mar. 2006
Format: DVD
The DVD everyone has been waiting for... Maid Marian and her Merry Men was not only the greatest ever childrens' TV show, it is probably my favourite product of television ever. A recent viewing of an old recording had about 6 late-20 yr olds rolling round in histerics. My 50 year old mother loves it, my 9 year old cousins love it. A recent repeat on Children's BBC was a roaring success despite it being 16 years old. Do not do anything until you have seen this.
The height to which my recommendation reaches is unfathomable.
And don't we just LOVE that theme tune....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chadders on 9 Feb. 2007
Format: DVD
I now rejoice the day that maid marian is now available on DVD! My dreams have come true! This is the funniest programme ever, yet it seems to be tragically underated as alot of people don't seem to have ever heard of it. But now every episode is available on DVD, I think i may just miss all my lectures and stay in watching episodes back to back. If you have never seen this before, I guarantee that it will become more loved than even the simpsons. It appeals to children, adults, babies, old people, everyone. Buy it. This is the start of a new era!!!!! Long live maid marian and her merry men!!!!!!!! Oh dear im far too excited.....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Deadbeatangel on 17 Sept. 2006
Format: DVD
When Maid marian and her merry men first hit our screens in 1989 i was but a mere whippersnapper of 16 years old.My guilty secret at the time(well one of them...i was a teenage boy after all!!) was getting in from school and sitting down to watch this classic series.I admit that my admiration was not just for the fantastic writing and superb performances(both remind me of Blackadder)but also for the beautiful Marian(Kate lonergan).It has to be said that she was quite the fantasy object and pin up in mine and most of my friends minds and bedrooms!(Is that wrong?)Anyway...time moved on and we grew up,physically if not mentally,and the series became a distant fond memory due to its unavailability on VHS.Myself,well i had videotaped a few episodes 'back in the day' but sadly prolonged use of the pause button in scenes that Marian featured in(i dont want to explain that one...okay I was a teenage boy,remember!)had sadly killed my recordings.

Now its back and just as funny as i knew it was at the time.I had worried that the premise,Marian being the liberated woman and Robin being the archetypal 'Yuppie',would seem stodgy and /or dated but as with all classic comedy it has stood the test of time.The entire cast was a work of genius.Each character being played to perfection by each actor.

I played it for my kids(9yrs and 12yrs)and i am proud and happy to report that they are now huge fans of the series.If you loved it before buy it and enjoy it again.If you didnt really 'get it' before then buy it and watch it with your kids...they will more than likely love it!

But at the end of the day.........this is my copy and my kids can have it when they pull it from my cold,dead hands!!!!.....

..Is that wrong of me?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback