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Hooded Man (Volume 1)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
With its distinctive mixture of history and mythology, Robin of Sherwood was an innovative treatment of the Robin Hood legend. Broadcast on ITV between 1984 and 1986, the series has been a major influence on later versions of the Robin Hood story.

Now for the first time, a guide to the series in two volumes.

Hooded Man Volume One takes a fresh look at each episode starring M
Paperback, 425 pages
Published April 2014 by Miwk Publishing
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May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Essential reading for the 'Robin of Sherwood' devotee - meticulously researched and full of gems of information many of which were new to me in spite of being a fan for many a long year.

Each episode of Michael Praed's reign as Robin Hood is explored with a discussion of the filming, 'behind the scenes' stories and the history and mythology within the script plus 'bloopers' etc. This is a very entertaining read and although I didn't always agree with Andrew's opinions, it's amusingly written and
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May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books on the making of and background to a television series I have ever read. Of course the series in question is Robin of Sherwood, the definitive telling of the Robin Hood legend. However even given this advantage Andrew Orton has created a fantastic work of scholarship, with an impressive breadth that places the show in its artistic, cultural and political context.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must for any fan of the classic 1980s reinvention of the myth.

Orton offers not merely excellent analysis on every single episode in the first two years of the show (the Michael Praed years- the cover is a dead giveaway on that) but he goes into great detail about the derivation of characters, stories and even concepts hinted at by the show.

There are sections on the birth of the show, the production a guide to sites where scenes were filmed and an insight into the selection of Jason C
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