RICHARD THE LION HEART - ACTION ADVENTURE


RICHARD THE LION HEART

Starring Dermot Walsh

 

With the success of TV series like Robin Hood, Sr. Lancelot and other British action heros, the story of Richard the Lion Heart was a natural.  This is a great action series with lots of sword fights.

Richard the First, king, soldier, poet and political intriguer - and one of the most romantic figures in history - was the hero of 'Richard the Lionheart', a series that  first aired in February 1962. The producers claimed that the series was based on fact as far as possible but in spite of Richard's fame little is known of his personal life, "...so we have taken some liberties here and there," said associate producer Brian Taylor in a 'TV Times' article that heralded the start of the series.

Richard was played by Irish actor Dermot Walsh who added, "he (Richard) was not always all one would like to see as a man. We have concentrated on his good side." King Richard I was a typical product of his time. A man brimful of contradictions. A brilliant general but a bad ruler. A sensitive poet and singer...yet bloodthirsty and fearless in battle.

'Richard the Lionheart', the series, was firmly set in that short period in 1194 and follows the king as he tries to thwart Prince John's attempt to hold onto power by joining forces with Richard's enemies. Naturally, this results in a series of swashbuckling adventures as Richard is constantly in fear for his life from the likes of Leopold, Philip of France and the Saracen, Saladin. Richard does, of course, have his allies. Actor and singer Iain Gregory played one of them; the musician Blondel. Blondel first met Richard on the road.

These 38 shows come from original 16 MM prints and the quality is excellent….a solid 8 throughout.



EPISODE TITLES

LONG LIVE THE KING
LION AND THE EAGLE
ROBBERS OF ASHDOWN FOREST
WOLF OF BANBURY
SCHOOL FOR A KING
CROWN IN DANGER
THE PIRATE KING
THE ALCHEMIST OF ROVEN
THE KINGS CHAMPION
KING ARTHURS SWORD
THE CHALLENGE
THE BRIDGE
STRANGE MONKS OF CATROUN
THE GREAT ENTERPRISE
THE NORMAN KING
WHEN CHAPIONS MEET
WARRIOR FROM SCOTLAND
THE CONJURER
LORD OF KERAK
THE SARACE PHYSICIAN
QUEEN IN DANGER
PRINCE OTTO
THE VISION FADES
THE FUGITIVE
KING ERRANT AT LARGE
GUARDIAN OF THE TEMPLE
CAPTURE
A KINGS RANSOM
THE DEVIL IS UNLEASHED
LITTLE PEOPLE OF LYNTOR
THE RAIDERS
AN EYE FOR AN EYE
THE CAVEMAN
A YEAR AND A DAY
THE CROWN JEWELS
MAN WHO SOLD PARDONS
HEIR OF ENGLAND
THE PEOPLES KING



Richard the Lion Heart - British TV Classics
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