Robin Hood (1953)
Robin Hood was produced in 1953 by the BBC, during which time these episodes were transmitted live and then re-acted the following Saturday or Sunday in order for a repeat to be shown. However, in some cases, television programmes were recorded onto 16mm film; the age and technology used in order to film titles such as Robin Hood mean that they no longer survive in their original quality, which means that transmission of these episodes by today’s standards would be deemed as ‘unacceptable’. However, short clips of this serial have aired as recently as 2007 as part of a documentary presented by Jonathan Ross, covering Robin Hood from its beginnings to the more recent BBC production, and shown as an example of television production in the BBC series of documentaries entitled Children’s T.V. On Trial The 1950s.
The show lasted only for one season, and starred Patrick Troughton as Robin Hood.
Later was aired the TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood.