Going back some fifty years since last seeing it, the series is both enjoyable and revealing. All the episodes were recorded between 1955 and 1960. Well known names from British film and TV make appearances, for example Thora Hird and Leslie Phillips, Nicholas Parsons, plus Paul Eddington (Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister) and Alfie Bass. Many actors appear weekly in different roles. This is quite amusing, and it must have been fun for the actors themselves. The regulars are Robin, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Little John and Friar Tuck.
The episodes resemble mini feature films rather than a TV series. Some of the actors are obviously from the old Shakespearian school. The stories are well written, well presented and acted. The sets are convincing and evoke the period well. There are occasional instances of anachronism, where a nineteenth century farm cart may appear next to a medieval one, but it all adds to the charm, and given the limits of budget, one is always totally convinced that one has entered the middle ages and the world of Robin Hood.
The picture quality is very acceptable and does not interfere with successful viewing.
The episodes in this set were presented for the American TV market. Occasionally, one is treated to the name of the sponsor of the show, for example, Wildroot Cream - Oil, either at the start or end but not during the show. One is still treated to the familiar opening music of the show, with Richard Greene aiming his longbow and firing an arrow at a tree. The familiar Robin Hood song features at the end. Some of the episodes have the credits from a different episode at the end, so checking which actor is which can be difficult. The episodes appear to be derived from various sources and they are not always in order of recording or transmission. However, most episodes are stand alone and this is not a problem. Some are entitled 'Adventures in Sherwood Forest', as issued to the American market. Whatever the source, it's totally English with Richard Greene as Robin Hood.
The set is sold as region 1. I took a chance and the set plays well on my region 2 player in the UK. The set appears to be region free. No region code is evident on the box set itself. I ordered from the States, but the postage on the package had a German stamp. I ask no questions.
Overall, this is an excellent TV series from a golden age of pioneering TV. Regulars such as Richard Greene as Robin, Alexander Gauge as Friar Tuck, amongst others, serve to make this a memorable series, even for those too young to recall it.
For the price, it's a real bargain.