Saturday 27 April 2019

Nothing’s forgotten. Nothing is ever Forgotten: 35 years of Robin of Sherwood #RobinOfSherwood #RobinHood

Nothing’s forgotten. Nothing is ever Forgotten.
35 years of Robin of Sherwood

Image curtesy of Clive Mantle.

I was all of 6 years old when Robin of Sherwood first aired on British Television. I can remember sitting down with my siblings on a sleepy Saturday evening to watch the show on a small portable television which had a somewhat temperamental aerial.

The opening credits rolled with what was to become one of the most memorable anthems of my childhood.

Robin of Sherwood Trailer - ITV Series 1984

I was lucky to live (and still do) very close to some of the locations where Robin of Sherwood was filmed and probably best of all for a starry-eyed child my mum worked as a secretary for John Abineri (Hern the Hunter) for a while.

I was even lucky enough to meet the cast at a charity football match. 

Here is a picture of a very excited me waiting to get Jason Connery's autograph!

There is no doubt that Robin of Sherwood influenced my life and it was certainly a huge part of my childhood, and my children have also throughly enjoyed the series.

So, here we are thirty-five years later and I think it is safe to say that Robin of Sherwood has stood the test of time. There is something almost timeless about the series and it still appeals to a very wide audience.

Which brings me to the purpose of this blog post. Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots... is celebrating all things Robin of Sherwood this April, so come with me and meet some of the actors from the series and some of those who were directly and indirectly involved with Robin of Sherwood.

Please feel free to share your memories, or favourite quotes from Robin of Sherwood in the comments and keep an eye out for the Robin of Sherwood Posts. If you miss any of the posts, you can catch up by clicking HERE!


  1. It has to be said I was a wee bit older when this was first shown - old enough to rush out and buy the soundtrack album (on vinyl of course - what else was there?) as soon as I could. I guess it helped that I'd been smitten by Clannad a couple of years before when they provided the haunting theme for Belfast drama 'Harry's Game', starring Ray Lonnen, a favourite actor from another fave series 'Sandbaggers' (I could go on with this TV-favourite-head-tennis for ages!) Looking forward to reminiscing my way through your posts Mary Anne!

  2. I hope you will post links on the official fan club, Spirit of Sherwood, page on Facebook! Nothing’s forgotten!

  3. I love Robin Of Sherwood. Inspiring that both legends of Robin are used ie peasant and rich Robin. Memorable characters and you can tell the actors have bonded. I have the DVD boxset but plan to upgrade to Blu Ray.

  4. I just played the video you posted, and it brought back such wonderful memories. I loved this show. Happy anniversary.

  5. One of my all time favorite series. I was heartbroken when it came to an end.
    Thank you for the wonderful post!


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Mary Anne xxx