Robin of Locksley has been fighting in the crusades in the Holy Land for many years, and when he arrives home again, he finds a sorry situation. Prince John is trying to seize power, and the Normans are in control everywhere. Even Robin's own land has been seized by a Norman knight. Where can he look for friends?
Marian is arrested and sent for trial, suspected of murder, after the King's Commissioner is killed with a dagger of hers. But it's a strange trial, because two men have to fight, and only if her defender wins is she proved innocent.
When the freeman A'Bland flees from a false accusation of murder that means imprisonment and death, his children,Alice & Oswald, are seized by the men-at-arms who serve the Lord FitzUrse. In the great castle they are treated harshly at the hands of the lord and his menials. A'Bland joins the outlaws, and together they decide on a rescue.
The May Queen is being made to marry a man she does not love, but a tournament has been arranged, and perhaps under cover of the jousting, Robin will be able to do something.
Derwent the outlaw makes a friend to whom he will be everlastingly grateful. Sir Walter de Lys discovers that there is such a thing as hygiene, after a healer called Joseph cures him by unconventional means, which riles the other healers in Nottingham. Then the Sheriff takes a hand...
The outlaws rarely have attacks of conscience, but when they discover solid gold plates belonging to Queen Eleanor have been stolen, something has to be done. The Byzantine treasure is too 'hot' for them to hold.
A mysterious hooded pilgrim, Peregrinus the palmer, seems anxious to make the acquaintance of the outlaws, and proves himself a worthy friend when he shows how well he can use a bow. But he asks awkward questions about their loyalty to King Richard.
Robin and Little John find new ways of getting into inaccessible abbeys: Little John through the kitchen, and Robin by riding in a wine barrel.
Derwent and Much 'obtain' some loot which they heard was jewels. But it turns out to be two children, who prove to be more than a nuisance. Soon the tables are turned, however.
Robin and his men may be outlaws, but they are not traitors, and when they find that one of three men on a special mission is not to be trusted, they decide to do something.
Harold of Thorkil Castle insists he is being haunted by a vicious Viking ghost. At least that's what he tells Robin, but Robin doesn't believe in ghosts.
A penniless knight, Sir Richard of the Lea, has mortgaged his estate to the abbot, and cannot repay his debt. The outlaws lend him the sum he needs. To ensure they get their money back, Robin sends Friar Tuck to the abbey in the guise of Sir Richard's squire.
Robin bets Friar Tuck that he can collect more money by begging than Tuck can by prayer. But Norman soldiers make things very difficult for these apprentice beggars.
A courier has come to Prince John, and Robin thinks he bears important news. The Prince says it is of King Richard's death, but Robin disbelieves this, and sets to work to discover the truth.
Men try to join Robin's outlaw band for some strange reasons, but surely Wat Longfellow's was the strangest of all. He wanted to join so he could get married to the widow Winifred!
Albertus the scientist has invented a terrible bomb, and is afraid his idea will fall into the wrong hands. How can Robin, an outlaw, help a man who keeps such close company with the king?
By chance, a stranger hidden in a cart overhears a conversation between Robin and Marian. Is it enough to blackmail the outlaw of Sherwood Forest? Robin impersonates the Sheriff to turn the tables on the blackmailer.
A year and a day - that's the length of time an escaped serf has to stay free before freedom is his forever. But he has to stay in the public eye, and how can he do this when he is a wanted man? Surgeon Calend has done it for a year, but there's another day to go.
Sir Richard of the Lea has a lot of very nice pewter plate, and when an 'alchemist' comes along and says he can turn it into gold, Sir Richard is taken in. How can Robin outwit the 'goldmaker' without attracting the attention of the Sheriff?
Robin's principles are well-known, if not well-liked. There are two kinds of men he doesn't like: traitors and impostors. Unless he is the impostor?
Five hundred crowns is a great deal of money, but that's the sum demanded from the villagers by Count Severne to pay for the return of his son. Edwin, spokesman of the serfs, appeals to Robin for help.
There is only one attractive young woman in Nottingham that Robin trusts, and that's Marian. Can he trust the lovely Isabella too? Prince John is planning to divorce his wife, Princess Avice, who asks Robin for help
Mark becomes a hero under false pretences. But is he hero enough to take the consequences?
Tom the Miller is being harassed by a series of misfortunes, which his powerful neighbor, Sir William, ascribes to the 'Little People', but Friar Tuck doesn't believe this falsehood, and asks Robin for help.
Sir Dunstan of Travers, a guest of Maid Marian, discloses to her his vow to wear a black patch over one eye until he has captured Robin Hood. She hurries off to warn Robin, and almost falls into a cleverly laid trap.
Money problems are not new, but outlaws have unconventional methods of solving them. To help the villagers of Lotham, who are being very heavily taxed, Robin supplies table silver to the silversmith and official minter of Nottingham to melt down into coin. Unknown to Robin, the Sheriff already suspects the silversmith is in sympathy with King Richard.
It may be odd that Robin should decide to accompany Friar Tuck on his pilgrimage to Canterbury, but several people are glad he did, as they are soon embroiled in a case of witchcraft.
The Sheriff's campaign against Robin and the outlaws has not been very successful, but Sir Simon, an agent of Prince John, comes along with a new idea, and proposes to carry it through himself. The Sheriff is pleased to hand over to someone else.
Lady Rowena is being forced to marry a local nobleman, De Vere. Sir Hubert is determined to storm the castle single-handed, to save her. But who will save him?
Marian's cousin, Sir William Fitzwalter, comes from Eleanor, the Queen Mother, to ask Robin's help. It means Robin has to go to Austria. That night Marian has a strange dream, causing her to fear for his safety.
Most people can stand a bit of teasing, but the outlaws go too far with Little John, and he walks off in a huff. It was a pity he didn't look where he was going - it would have saved Robin a lot of trouble. Little John is caught by the Sheriff's men and sentenced to hang, and Robin has to rescue him.
Robin's men are annoyed when he gives refuge to Pick, a confidence trickster, who specialises in a shell trick, which makes him rather unpopular with the men. Robin uses him in a plan to collect some jewels for King Richard's campaign in France.
Tom Joyner, a serf, is supposed to be dying, and Sir Charles comes round to survey the possibilities of collecting the tax to which he is legally entitled if one of his villagers dies. But Friar Tuck has a plan to thwart the rascally bailiff.
Prince John is always trying to seize the English throne while King Richard is in the Holy Land. But there is someone with a better claim: Arthur of Brittany. Suppose, by some regrettable accident, that Arthur were killed?
Robin and Friar Tuck escort Prince Arthur and the Duchess Constance to Chateau Marmont in France for safety. There they make a discovery, of a French 'Robin Hood' called Jacques Chapeau. Jacques captures the prince, intending to use him as ransom for his brother imprisoned in Paris.
The Sheriff has found the man everyone is looking for: Lepidus, an alchemist who can make gold. But the old man has been in his laboratory for a month and has produced nothing. The Sheriff gives him just seven days more. Robin, feeling guilty for delivering hime to the Sheriff, tries to rescue him.
Robin and Friar Tuck are at an inn in France, where, they discover, Sir Roderick is staying on a mission to raise money for Prince John. Robin decides to take Sir Roderick's place, and seize the gold for King Richard, but the plan goes wrong.
Robin and Marian are fishing in a pool which Robin explains has the biggest fish in the area. It belongs to Sir Cedric Hayworth, who knows nothing about it. When Robin has dealings with the knight later, he spins him a very fishy yarn to trick him.
'The Flying Four' are a Bavarian acrobatic team, and they come through Sherwood Forest on their way to Nottingham Fair. Naturally, they are waylaid by the outlaws, but when they are found to be harmless, they are treated as guests. It is then that the Men of Sherwood get their Great Idea.
A preposterous London merchant and his beautiful daughter Bess are on their way to Sir Harold of Nottingham with a dowry of one thousand gold crowns. Garth, one of the outlaws, reports their presence to Robin, who arranges to relieve them of their gold.
Joseph of Cordoba and a young friend, Esther, escape from York with money raised by friends to pay the passage of a shipload of refugees landing at Grimsby. When Joseph is wounded, Robin offers to accompany Esther to the coast.
The Count of Severne tells the Sheriff that his gold has been taken by Robin Hood. He also suspects Maid Marian. The Sheriff disbelieves this, but agrees to put the Count's suspicions to the test.
The Sheriff's life is in danger, and he sends to Robin for help! What can have caused this sudden friendship, and who or what are the 'Black Five'.
Count Olivier has levied a new tax, taking so much food from the people of Upper Minton that they may starve. Robin captures the food from the tax collector and must return it to the villagers without the Count knowing.
The Earl of Rochdale, Marian's uncle, is quarrelling with the Earl of Northgate, and she suggests an archery match to decide the matter. She hopes Robin will be able to shoot for her uncle, but first they must hoodwink the Sheriff.
Robin and Friar Tuck go on a mission to Scotland for King Richard, to collect five hundred gold crowns, for King William, but they find the Scots suspicious. Proving their identity gives Tuck some anxious moments.
Robin and Friar Tuck go with Marian to an island off the coast of Ireland, where they suspect her uncle, Sir Edward de Courcy, is being held prisoner. They find the local people frightened, and someone tries to frighten Robin too.
Robin and Friar Tuck are escorting Marian back home from Ireland, after rescuing her uncle, when they hear for the first time about the leprechauns.
During King Richard's crusade, Ali ben Azra, one of the hated Saracens is captured and brought to England. In their turn, the Saracens capture Lord Rossmore and hold him hostage against Ali's safe return. Plans are made for the exchange, but Sir James Rossmore, nephew of Lord Rossmore, has other ideas. He has devised a plot that will enable him to inherit his uncle's fortune, placing the blame on the innocent Ali ben Azra. Robin decides to intervene.
A list of people loyal to King Richard, being carried from London to Nottingham by Ned Carter, comes into the Sheriff's possession, but fortunately Robin has a chance of rescuing it.
Locksley Hall has sentimental associations for Robin and Marian, and they pay a visit. But the current owner is treating his peasants miserably, so they decide to help.
Sir William has imposed an import duty on all grain taken to Tom's mill, and unless it's paid, he will see nobody crosses his land, which surrounds it. When Robin hears about this, he thinks of a way to get the grain to the mill without anyone setting foot on Sir William's land.
Robin and his men plan to steal gold bound for the coffers of Prince John, using Little John's girlfriend, Carlotta.
In the days of Robin Hood, various essential goods were in short supply, and certain lords held monopolies on them. One such commodity was salt, and Lord Guthrie is plotting with the Sheriff to hold up supplies so the price will rise. The plan works well, until Robin steps in.
Edgar, Friar Tuck's twin brother, has returned from the East with a deadly machine, and is prepared to sell it to Prince John. But Robin and Tuck plan to stop him.
Robin becomes involved in the fortunes of a Byzantine princess, Irene, who has been held hostage in England.
Lord Greenwald is seriously ill in his castle, and he is the only person who knows the hiding place of a Charter which will limit Prince Johns' power, should he become king. Marian learns where the Charter is hidden, but how can she and Robin get to it before the Sheriff finds out too?
Friar Tuck, now living in Tintern Abbey, sends for Robin's help against Lord Humphrey, who is planning to expel the Celts from the Forest of Dean, where they have lived for centuries.
Brother Wootan, a great believer in education, has been banished many times for teaching the children of serfs to read. Robin allows him to start a school in the forest, and one of the unwilling pupils is Little John. Unfortunately for Robin's immediate plans, Wootan arrives just as he is planning to capture a consignment of Prince John's gold going to the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Sir Loren is caught ill-treating a blacksmith, and is banished from his home by his father. Then Loren kills his young brother in the forest. Robin and Little John are the only witnesses, but knowing that they cannot risk giving evidence themselves, they seek a way to make Loren confess.
Mary Quartermaine, according to her father's will, has to marry the best bow-man in the land. Robin plays cupid when he teaches Timothy Cox to shoot an arrow well enough to win the lovely young woman as his bride.
Robin and Little John, while hunting in the forest, come across villagers hiding grain to avoid it being confiscated. But the grain is discovered, and treachery is suspected.
Barnaby Church is being rebuilt, creating much interest on Nottinghamshire. Walter, the master mason, is proud of his work, but Sir Blaise, plotting to turn the church into a fortress, meets with unexpected opposition.
A girl, who has run away from her home to avoid a marriage to Walter, proves herself a valiant archer in defence of Robin. In return for her service in a dangerous situation, he grants her a favor. But he gets more trouble than he bargained for in carrying out this boon for the girl.
Prince John is levying troops from among young men of suitable age. Peter Larkin, a brilliant student that Friar Tuck is preparing for university, tries to escape this traitorous service.
Young Davey has a pet goose, who is very attached to him. One day it saves him from a flogging from Sir Leon's men, but in so doing is caught and, as a punishment, sentenced to become Sir Leon's Christmas dinner.
Will Dale, as a special birthday treat, is brought by his father to the forest. There, he goes hunting with Robin and the outlaws, but they get into a fight with Sir Roger Fitzwilliam, who kidnaps Will.
Trouble begins when the Sheriff tries to levy yet another tax to raise money. His lieutenant advises against this, and they plan to start a band of outlaws to compete with Robin's men.
The village of Lotham is without food, because of the failure of the grain crop. The Lord of the Manor refuses to help, but Robin hears about it, and agrees that Andrew, a serf from Lotham, shall buy food with money from the outlaws.
Marian wants to speak to Robin urgently. She tries to tell him that Sir Jack of Southwark has her father's permission to marry her. But Robin is so engrossed in his archery practice that that he will not take any notice. When Sir Jack arrives, Robin finds out the hard way.
Little John is a good man in a fight, but not so good when brains are needed. Oswald of the Healing Hand, a 'quack' doctor, finds him easy to deceive, when he suffers from indigestion.
Squire Woodstock has discovered a form of bran, which he calls his 'universal food', and which he thinks will replace all other food. Robin and Friar Tuck do not share the squire's enthusiasm when they have to eat it for dinner.
Alma, an innkeeper's daughter, hero-worships Robin. But to gain her love, Tom the Thatcher tells her he is Robin. But she wants proof.
Robin has a rendezvous with four knights with whom he fought in the crusades, and in keeping it he falls into a trap set by the Sheriff. At last it seems the Sheriff has won - but Robin has got out of difficult and dangerous situations before.
The impoverished knight and friend of the outlaws, Sir Richard of the Lea, loses a game of dice against Sir Adrian. Robin relaises the game was rigged. But so does the Sheriff, who is determined to turn it to his advantage.
Bolbec, a sworn enemy of Robin Hood, arrives at Nottingham Castle to see the Sheriff. He has, he tells the Sheriff, a foolproof plan to trap the outlaw leader, involving Luke Tanner, who is the exact double of Robin.
Dr. Quince, an antiquarian friend of Robin's, is excavating the site of an old Roman villa. Robin and his men agree to lend a hand, in the hope of finding Roman gold. He is very successful until the news reaches the Sheriff, who wants the gold for himself.
Local farmers believe that the land belonging to surly Simon Dexter is haunted. Robin and Friar Tuck realise that this is Simon's way of scaring his neighbors off his land, and decide to see what they can do about it.
A miserly Nottingham tailor, designing to own the 'Bue Boar' inn, consults with the Sheriff. Together they work out a plan to get control of the inn and lay a trap for Robin.
With the end of the tournament season, three knights decide to try to make some money by capturing Robin Hood and claiming the reward. By posing as strolling players, they enter the outlaws' camp and work a neat trick.
Sir Boland, in desperate need of money, promises the hand of his ward Melissa to Sir Louis, an elderly Norman, in spite of her being in love with Sir Boland's squire. When Friar Tuck hears of the young girl's plight, he asks Robin for help.
Nicodemus, a brilliant mathematician, aware that Prince John covets the giant catapult that he has invented, escapes from the power of the Prince into Sherwood Forest, only to discover that his brother has been seized as a hostage by a rascally baron.
Marian is disappointed to find that Edwin, her nephew that she has not seen for ten years, and who has just arrived from France, is scornful of Robin Hood and his band of outlaws.
With the help of a song, Robin and a minstrel named Roland manage to spoil Prince John's hopes of an alliance with the Prince of Aragon.
Little John breaks his leg escaping from the Sheriff's men. Robin and Friar Tuck carry him to the home of Sir George Woodley, who is being visited by a foreign doctor.
The Sheriff finds a neat and foolproof way of raising money for Prince John, by organising raffles. Foolproof that is, until Robin comes on the scene.
During a lengthy drought, Little John and Derwent are cornered in a cave. The Sheriff, in trying to smoke them out, starts a fire which forces him to seek help from Robin.
Robin, Marian and Little John visit Master David of Lincoln to buy Lincoln Green cloth. The Sheriff follows, hoping for a chance to capture them, which he finds when Master Shanks, David's assistant, turns traitor.
Robin agrees to let two of his men accompany Ann de Brissac, a noblewoman, to a place where gold for King Richard is hidden. But Marian then arrives at the camp to explain that Ann is a spy for Prince John. So Robin has to set out to save his two men.
A trap is laid to catch Little John when he receives a message that his mother, a serf of the Duke of Retford, is very ill. But the brawny outlaw brings the house down about the plotter's ears.
Robin's name is entered for an archery contest in the village of Northeave, but owing to his absence from camp, Marian has to go instead, in disguise.
The Sheriff has long suspected that Friar Tuck is in league with Robin Hood, and seizes an opportunity to get rid of him, when the archbishop arrives in Nottingham, looking for a good man to take over a parish in Sussex.
On his way to join King Richard in the Holy Land, the Earl of Steyne is ambushed by Baron Onslow, and killed. Onslow changes clothes with the dead Earl, and posing as him, rides to Nottingham, with the Earls' letter of introduction from Robin to the King. What is he plotting?
Lord Giles of Richmond, in Nottingham to supervise the collection of outstanding taxes, sees an opportunity to increase his own wealth, when he sees Lord Eilmer, an elderly, harmless eccentric, carrying out scientific experiments in the market-place.
Robin is out hunting with Derwent when he sees his old friend Will Scarlett stalking a deer. Before Robin can join him, two foresters arrive and arrest Will for poaching.
Robin and his men capture three knights riding through Sherwood Forest. Difficulties arise when Marian recognises one of them as her cousin.
The Sheriff is to be sent to London for a few months, and a deputy is to replace him in Nottingham. Will the new Sheriff be as tyrannical as the old one? Robin and Will Scarlett are out searching for Alan-a-Dale, who has failed to return to camp, when they see a group of horsemen with a young yeoman prisoner. They decide to help the captive.
The Sheriff learns that in London there is a great demand for flour, and high prices are being paid for it. This gives him an idea that will improve his finances - though the Nottingham poor will suffer.
At the 'Blue Boar Inn', Robin meets a strange knight playing a harp, and decides not to interrupt the newcomer. But when a crossbow bolt flies through the window, narrowly missing thew knight, Robin thinks he should make his presence known.
Friar Tuck is in trouble with his Abbot. He has been unable to collect money for the church. In despair, he goes to Robin for help and advice.
Robin uncovers Sir Watkyn's plot to extort large sums of money from the peasants.
The Deputy Sheriff is usually hostile to Robin, but now he wants his help.
Robin searches for an outlaw, Martin, who has been posing as one of his men and robbing innocent people in the Sherwood area.
The Deputy Sheriff suspects Friar Tuck of being in league with Robin Hood, and plans to trap the Friar. But he underestimates Tuck's intelligence.
A charm pedlar arrives in Nottingham. To Robin he seems harmless, but Friar Tuck discovers the man is a trickster, selling the villagers useless potions. Robin thinks of a plan to stop the pedlar's activities.
On returning to Sherwood Forest, Little John is angry to discover that his place as Robin's right-hand man has been taken by Will Scarlett. To make matters worse, Will beats John in a wrestling match, and the big man strides off into the forest angrier than ever. The Deputy Sheriff hears of it and plans to take advantage of Little John's discontent.
To gather first-hand knowledge of outlaw life for a journal he is writinng, Sir Geoffrey Claire and his manservant Herbert pose as outlaws, and join Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest.
Duncan of Stoneykirk, the wild Highland clansman, is back in Sherwood Forest. He was rather troublesome on his last visit, not only to his enemies, but also to his friends. Will things be different this time?
Duncan of Stoneykirk is still the rather unwelcome guest of Robin and his men. His wild, unpredictable behavior and his interest in Marian are worrying to Robin.
The Deputy Sheriff arranges a meeting with Robin and tells him that unless he surrenders, he will arrest two serfs the next morning and hang them, and will repeat the process daily until he does surrender.
The Deputy Sheriff is set upon by a masked man and his gold chain of office stolen. On learning the identity of his attacker, he orders nine men from a neighboring village to hunt him down.
Marian tells Robin that, following the death of her father, supposedly slain in the Holy Land, her estate is to be taken over, at the Sheriff's suggestion, by Sir Guy Quentin. But Robin has other ideas.
Robin thinks his skill with the bow is without equal - until a former crusader, Boland, makes an appearance in Sherwood Forest.
Robin gets an important message from the Duchess of Brittany, who is taking the King's son to Northumberland to be received as the rightful heir to the throne. Fearing trouble from Prince John, she wants Robin and his men to escort them.
A pedlar sells Little John three dice-like stones, which, he claims, tell the owner his fortune. Little John puts them to the test, and is convinced of their mysterious powers.
Sir Bligh Denton, a wealthy merchant, learns that his daughter Judith's suitor plans to visit her. Robin, escaping from the Sheriff's men, enters the house and is mistaken for the man.
Friar Tuck's identical twin brother, Edgar, is back in Nottingham. Edgar is a rogueish fellow, and has agreed to help the Deputy Sheriff to trap Robin Hood.
Sir Marmont seizes travelers, tries them on false charges, and if they are unable to pay the heavy fine he imposes, sentences them to work for him. Robin Hood then falls into his clutches.