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Thread #129653   Message #2916325
Posted By: GUEST,erbert
28-May-10 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
Subject: RE: Robin Hood in the Crusades?
No one seems to have mentioned the recent BBC1 Saturday Tea time Robin Hood
[ran for 3 series]
Much better production values than any previous TV version;
and probably the last attempt to translate and update the Robin Hood myth
for a young audience for many years to come ?

..astonishingly ludicrous in parts, satisfyingly dark and more adult as the series progressed..

Notable for the villains being hugely entertaining
and far more interesting than the spoilt sulky Robin and his band
of shambolic bickering diversely multi ethnic/gendered 'merry men'.

and yes, loads of scenes set in the crusades !!!

..in fact, once or twice during the duration of the series,
characters would hop on a boat, nip off to the Holy land for a quick bit of intrigue
and a dust up with the enemy.
Then catch a fast boat home in time for the next weekends episode !!!???