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Nothings forgotten..nothings ever forgotten!!!!....
on 6 September 2016
What can I say except WOOOOOOOOW!!!!!, NETWORK does it again. in junior school i'd go rushing home on Saturday tea-time 1st time round on tv to watch these cos I wanted to be Michael Praed & Jason Connery and loved the era this was filmed in and set in t'boot. I won't debate over who was the best 'robin' as both did an amazing job and a job I didn't want to see end at the time and always wanted more. There were (according to legend) 2 robin hoods, 1 a millers 'possibly adopted' son, and the other who took up the mantle was an earl's son. This is IMO 'THE' best treatment /interpretation of the robin hood legend. The late Richard Carpenter broke the mould with these 3 seasons which ran from 1983 to 1985. All cast members ply their parts spot on, most of whom were relatively unknowns at the time which only added to the realism of the series. The locations were quality..really nice, i'm not sure where, possibly wales to pass for Nottingham/Sherwood as these days there isn't hardly any Sherwood-Forest left apart from the major oak. As for the incidental music/soundtrack, who better than CLANNAD, the appearance of the pagan-god herne the hunter the 80's synth backing, amongst others, really fits the series. If I could compare this series to anything I would say in terms of picture format and style, filmed some 10/15yrs later, CADFAEL reminds me of robin of Sherwood, possibly due to it being set in the same era of the 1100's & knights Templar. I strongly recommend the soundtrack called clannad-legend from 84 on cd to compliment these now even cleaner than DVD releases!!!!!!!!