British TV channel Talking Pictures has announced their plan to broadcast ITC classic The Adventures Of Robin Hood, starring Richard Greene as the famous outlaw.
American producer Hannah Weinstein conceived the series, the first of many pre-filmed shows commissioned by Lew Grade. Originally airing on ITV in its launch year of 1955, The Adventures of Robin Hood gained a loyal audience in the UK and the USA; Thanks to a stellar cast, catchy theme tune and excellent production. Running for 143 episodes over 4 series, it features a cast including Bernadette O’Farrell, Patricia Driscoll, Alexander Gauge, Alan Wheatley and Paul Eddington; alongside many guest stars. The series also spawned a film in 1960.
In addition, Talking Pictures has also announced another vintage series, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot, starring a pre-Doctor Who William Russell.
The Adventures Of Robin Hood starts on Sunday 14th June at 5:30 pm, while ‘Lancelot’ will air on Saturday 13th June at the same time.
UPDATE: Two further classic series, The Adventures of Sir Francis Drake (Terence Morgan) and The Adventures of William Tell (Conrad Phillips), have been added to Talking Pictures’ line up. They join the weekday morning adventure series roster at 9 am. Sir Francis Drake will air on Mondays, while William Tell will be at the same time on Tuesdays, Robin Hood on Wednesdays and Sir Lancelot on Thursdays.