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on 24 October 2003
Well, actually it was, I watched Robin of Sherwood when it was first aired in 1984 and waited for baited breath for each and every episode, but until I watched the new DVD I had forgotten how good it really was.
It was the first Robin Hood version to be gritty and realistic, no men prancing about in tights and perfectly clean clothes here! There was dirt, there was mud, there were rips and torn clothing.
The first time around I'm afraid I didn't give Jason Connery a fair chance, as I thought how could anyone replace Michael Praed? But watching Herne's Son and The Power of Albion again,I have to reconsider. He makes an excellent earl's son and an excellent outlaw too, two different roles but he plays them both brilliantly.
Watching Robin of Sherwood on DVD, with surround sound you can hear every bird singing in the forest, every crack of a whip, fires crackling, it just all adds to it. And the music by Clannad, the whole series is just breathtaking.
Although filmed in the 1980's, it doesn't seem dated at all and it will be something I will be watching over and over again (as long as the DVD player holds up!)
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Drowning Rapunzel and Silent Screams.
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