Who remembers watching Robin Hood? asks Colin Bell

Colin Bell… On a Sunday afternoon 60 odd years ago when I was a little person I used to sit in front of a big box with a tiny screen and be thrilled for half an hour, now I sit in front of a big screen and no box with an occasional thrill if at all…so join me in 3 minutes of childhood…….(the whole series is coming to Talking Pictures TV later this month)……….altogether now ‘Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen……..

Roy Trunchion… I remember this but I thought it was on later in years as I was only two in 1959. I used to love it.

Colin Bell… It was repeated for years Roy

Ruby Cox… I still have the theme tune stuck in my head today

Julian Deeprose… “Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen”

Alan Esdaile… Sung by Dick James.

Darren Holmes… Ha ha, I use watch this on Friday afternoons about 50 years ago!!!

Gerry Fortsch… I think black and white blends in better with black and white. What memories here

Alan King… robs from the rich, gives to the good, Robin Hood, Robin Hood, Robin Hood

Steve Cooke… Brings back memories.

Edward Adams… Richard Green i remember it well great series

Wendy Weaver… Ear worm tune.

Alan Pepper… Feared by the bad, loved by the good Robin Hood etc. I remember that too !
And what about Robinson Crusoe (dubbed of course). With its haunting theme tune.

Lyn Humphrey… What a great series that was, easily the best version ever made. As an old friend of mine said, “I know who the REAL Robin Hood was–Richard Greene!” In fact I have the DVD.

Dave Nattress… Yes, definitely recall the programme and the theme song.  Along with Little John – who was a big John I think, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, Will Scarlet.  Amazing in a way what you can remember.  Now…what was it I did yesterday? Also, as Alan Pepper’s comment, Robinson Crusoe and indeed, the haunting theme tune.

Alan Wood… Good ol talking pictures. Plenty of treasures on there .

Barry French…As a young lad I was a big Robin Hood fan. Used to play out the opening sequence with my toy bow & arrows (complete with the red suction caps). Also loved Ivanhoe (Staring a very young Roger Moore) Francis Drake (Staring Terrance Morgan) William Tell (Staring Conrad Phillips) & Sir Lancelot (Staring William Russell). Episodes of Robin Hood & Sir Lancelot are currently being televised on Talking Pictures.

Lyn Humphrey… Ah, Ivanhoe! And Sir Lancelot & William Tell. I remember the Francis Drake series too. In my infants school we used to argue over who could be Ivanhoe or such like. Magic!

Jim Grimwood… When Robin Hood was first on tv, I can remember as a lad being taken to my aunts house as they had a tv with a big magnification glass , and the other half hour was made up with a Roy Rogers film

Andy Qunta… Fabulous program! Loved it!

Julie Findlay Jones… Used to have a crush on this robin hood.lol

Pete Prescott… Watched it every week.

Judy Atkinson… I’m watching it again!

Mick O’Dowd… Watched Sir Lancelot on Talking Pictures yesterday tea-time!

6 thoughts on “Who remembers watching Robin Hood? asks Colin Bell”

  1. What a great series that was, easily the best version ever made. As an old friend of mine said, “I know who the REAL Robin Hood was–Richard Greene!” In fact I have the DVD.

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  2. Feared by the bad, loved by the good Robin hood etc. I remember that too !
    And what about Robinson Crusoe (dubbed of course). With its haunting theme tune.

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  3. Yes, definitely recall the programme and the theme song. Along with Little John – who was a big John I think, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, Will Scarlet. Amazing in a way what you can remember. Now…what was it I did yesterday?

    Also, as Alan Pepper’s comment, Robinson Crusoe and indeed, the haunting theme tune.

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  4. As a young lad I was a big Robin Hood fan. Used to play out the opening sequence with my toy bow & arrows (complete with the red suction caps)

    Also loved Ivanhoe (Staring a very young Roger Moor) Francis Drake (Staring Terrance Morgan) William Tell (Staring Conrad Phillips) & Sir Lancelot (Staring William Russell)

    Episodes of Robin Hood & Sir Lancelot are currently being televised on TalkingPictures.

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  5. Ah, Ivanhoe! And Sir Lancelot & William Tell. I remember the Francis Drake series too. In my infants school we used to argue over who could be Ivanhoe or such like. Magic!

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  6. When Robin Hood was first on tv, I can remember as a lad being taken to my aunts house as they had a tv with a big magnification glass , and the other half hour was made up with a Roy Rogers film , Jim Grimwood

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