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Robin of Loxley is chosen by the mystical Herne the Hunter to become his ‘son’ and champion the oppressed. Gathering a band of comrades around him he fights a guerilla campaign against their.

Norman dictators, particularly the Sheriff of Nottingham and his deputy, Guy de Gisburne. Later he is succeeded by Robert of Huntingdon, renegade nobleman. This retelling of the legend introduces a strong fantasy element, with black magic and the old religion. (Imdb.com)

Robin of Sherwood is a British television series based on the legend of Robin Hood, Created by Richard Carpenter it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest and ran from 28 April 1984 to 28 June 1986 on the ITV network. In the United States it was shown on the premium cable TV channel Showtime and later on PBS. The show starred Michael Praed and Jason Connery as two different incarnations of the title character, Unlike previous adaptations of th Robin Hood legend Robin of Sherwood combined a gritty authentic productio design with elements of real life history 20th century fiction and pagan myth. Robin of Sherwood has been described by historian Stephen Knight as “the most innovative and influential version of the myth in recent times”. The series is also notable for its musical score by Clannad which won a BAFTA award.

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