Robin of Sherwood - Michael Praed (1984)
Tuesday 19th October 2010
A benchmark of quality television drama in the 1980s and arguably the definitive interpretation of the Robin Hood legend, the BAFTA-winning series Robin of Sherwood - Michael Praed is presented by Network DVD on 15th November 2010 for the first time in High Definition.
Michael Praed stars as Robin of Loxley in Richard Carpenter's influential and highly acclaimed re-working of the classic myth. Combining equal parts high drama, historical accuracy and atmospheric mysticism, Carpenter's reboot pitched a band of not-so-Merry Men against a decidedly brutal and waspish Sheriff of Nottingham.
With a haunting theme from Clannad, strong scripts and outstanding performances from Ray Winstone, Clive Mantle, Judi Trott and Nickolas Grace, to name a few, Robin of Sherwood was, and remains, a worldwide hit. With new HD transfers taken from the original film elements, the first two series are presented here at a quality level never previously seen.
- The Making of Robin of Sherwood - exclusive documentary
- Enhanced Dolby Surround track
- Original mono track
- Music only tracks for selected episodes
- Commentary with Richard Carpenter and Ian Sharp on Robin Hood and the Sorcerer and The King's Fool
- Commentary with Robert Young and Paul Knight on The Swords of Wayland
- Expanded version of The Electric Theatre Show documentary from 1983 (HD)
- Series out-takes
- PDF material including Richard Carpenter's original treatment
- Extensive stills gallery (HD)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.