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So much better than the BBC's version,
This review is from: Robin of Sherwood: The Complete Series (Repackaged version 2) [DVD] (DVD)
If, like me, you were disappointed in the BBC's mess of a version of the Robin Hood myth (with its political correctness, modern in jokes, etc., etc.) then treat yourself to this set which shows you how it should be done.
Combining elements of the classic Robin Hood myth with pagan myths around Herne the Hunter, and even elements of Arthurian legend, this series created at atmosphere which was totally devoid in the BBC's recent version. Nikolas Grace was wonderful as the Sheriff of Nottingham and this programme launched/enhanced the careers of now established actors such as Ray Winstone and Clive Mantle. Michael Praed was a much better Robin than the rather wooden Jason Connery, but the wonderful stories meant Connery's contribution didn't detract from the whole.
There are also some great guest appearances, ranging from Rula Lenska to Lewis Collins. Phil Davis appeared regularly as Prince, then King John, also to great effect.
Clannad's haunting music serves to add to the atmosphere of the programme and their CD with the is worth buying in itself.
I've no idea what the extras on this are like, but whatever their quality this set is worth getting just for the stories themselves.
'Nothing is forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten'!