July 11, 2012 Subject:
The betrothal (The adventures of Robin Hood).
Season 1, episode 14.
Original air date: 26 December 1955.
Sir Richard of The Lee has lost a tournament and must now pay 200 gold coins, which he does not have.
Cast: Richard Greene (Robin Hood), Ian Hunter (Sir Richard of the Lea), Alexander Gauge (Friar Tuck), Rufus Cruikshank (Little John), Bernadette O`Farrell (Maid Marian), Patricia Burke (Lady Leonia), Philip Guard (Sir Claude), Jennifer Jane (Gladys), Charles Lloyd Pack (Hugh the Mercer), John Dearth (Sir Blaise), Charles Stapley (Sir Miles), Paul Connell (Knight: uncredited), Willoughby Gray (Richard`s Herald: uncredited), Arthur Skinner (Musician/ outlaw: umctredited), Gabriel Toyne (Outlaw: uncredited) and Victor Woolf (outlaw/ Sir Lionel: uncredited).
October 22, 2009 Subject:
Not to be confused with "Rollercoaster"
This series is British. I donno who uploaded it. But one thing is for sure...When I start to reproduce, I want my children to watch this instead of that inane, racist, cloying and downright embarrassing "Rollercoaster" series aired on "non-commercial"-television (ABC-2) where I live. Should that turkey still be running when I'm old enough to have children, of course.
On a side note, the theme of spoofing class differences shown here is one of the very oldest in TV: "I Married Joan" (1952-1955) spoofed it, the 60's/70's gem "Bewitched" spoofed it twice (same script, somewhat different cast), and modern series spoof it as well. It may be older than that: "The Life of Riley" from 1949 may have been the first in TeeVeeland, and in film in dates back to the silent era.
It is one of those things which could apply to any era. Which is more than you can say about the annoyingly arty-farty "I love me!" topical nature of "Rollercoaster".