Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. Robin of Sherwood, Series 3

Actors Jason Connery (pictured), Judi Trott, Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle, Phil Rose, Peter Llewellyn 
Williams, Mark Ryan, Philip Jackson, John Abineri, 
Nckolas Grace and Robert Addie all returned for ITV's third and final round of Robin Hood adventures.
At the conclusion to this series, makers Goldcrest 
pulled out of the venture. Despite critical and commercial hits (Chariots of Fire and Gandhi
Goldcrest Films struggled after box office flops, 
Revolution and Absolute BeginnersThe 
programme ultimately ceased production 
because partner HTV could not finance it alone.
Richard Carpenter's script for the unmade story, 
The Knights of the Apocalypse, was eventually 
adapted by Bafflegab and was released last year. Connery, Trott, Winstone, Mantle, Ryan, Rose, 
Jackson and Grace all reprised their TV roles.
Originally broadcast from April to June 1986, another repeat run of the 
thirteen-part season concluded on ITV Encore yesterday, and featured 
William Russell (as the Duke of Gloucester), and thirteen Doctor Who 
cast and crew connections:

  • Connery was Jondar in Vengeance on Varos
  • Big Finish guest star Oliver Cotton (Lord Owen) voiced Sir Gideon Hale for 1963: The Assassination Games (2013), and Major Callahan for Quicksilver (2017)
  • Michael Craig (Earl of Huntingdon) was Commodore Travers in Terror of the Vervoids
  • James Coombes (Grendel) provided the Krarg voices for Shada, and was Paroli in Warriors of the Deep
  • Daniel Peacock (Sparrow) was Nord in The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
  • Hywel Bennett (voice of King Arthur) made his TV debut as Rynian in (episode 2 of) The Chase
  • Brendan Price (Abbot) was Tomas in The Face of Evil
  • Graham Weston (Blacksmith) was Russell in The War Games, and De Haan in Planet of Evil
  • Patrick Travis (Matthew) was a Kaled Scientist in Genesis of the Daleks
  • Cory Pulman (Queen Isabella) was Kathleen Dudman in The Curse of Fenric
  • Iain Armstrong (Villager) was a Technician in The Armageddon Factor (3)
  • Andrew McCulloch and John Flanagan co-wrote Meglos too
  • Gerry Mill directed The Faceless Ones too

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