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Maid Marian And Her Merry Men: Series 2 (Two Discs) (UK)

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The cult BBC Children's TV show of the early 90's
Certificate: U
Running Time: 147 mins
Retail Price: £16.99
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Who steals from the rich to give to the poor? Who is the last bastion of truth, freedom and goodness for the peasants of Worksop? Who really gets up the Sheriff of Nottingham`s big nose?

Robin of Sherwood? No, he`d rather hide under trees to avoid any bruising to his perfect face or creasing of his lovely, non-catalogue, green outfit. Contrary to popular belief, it was Marian - strong, brave, blonde and bossy - who led the merry men. That would be the merry, lethargic, witless and everso slightly incompetent men!

In the continuing saga of Tony Robinson`s most excellent Maid Marian series, we find the forest dwelling troupe getting into more scrapes and blunders to do good for the people of Worksop. Backed up by `thick-as-a-brick¿ Rabies, aptly named Little Ron, and Rastafarian Barrington, (oh, and Robin), Marian tackles the might of Evil King John and the mischief of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Set in open woodland, events take surreal twists. The plots unravel though witty songs and film parodies, with sarcastic repartee and contemporary references, and are usually resolved in time for tea and for a big load of credit to plop smugly at Robin`s feet!

Episodes comprise:
1. The Beast Of Bolsover
2. The Worksop Egg Fairy
3. Little Brown Noses
4. Rabies In Love
5. Rotten Rose (Part 1)
6. Rotten Rose (Part 2)

Maid Marian And Her Merry Men was consistently number 1 in the children`s TV ratings throughout its four series, partly because it was popular with children of all ages but also because it became "must see" viewing for students and young adults. It was popular with the critics too, winning a Bafta, an RTS Award and the International Prix Jeunesse. This perfectly conceived historical farce is witty, warm and stylish. An excellent cast and faultless writing has drawn comparisons to Blackadder, Red Dwarf and The Young Ones. It is one of those rare programmes made for and enjoyed by both children and adults and has secured a huge fan-base since it was first transmitted.

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Video Tracks:
Standard 1.33:1

Audio Tracks:
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

Directed By:
David Bell

Written By:

Kate Lonergan
Wayne Morris
Danny John-Jules
Howard Lew Lewis
Mike Edmonds
Tony Robinson

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