Maid Marian And Her Merry Men, 1989

Maid Marian and Her Merry Men was a kids TV show devised by a man with a cunning plan i.e. Tony Robinson of Blackadder fame.

The show ran for 4 series over 26 episodes between 1989 and 1994.

The show has been likened to Blackadder, partly for it’s historical setting and the presence of Tony Robinson (Baldrick), alongside some early, uncredited, script editing work being undertaken by Richard Curtis.


Aimed at a younger audience.  Maid Marian and Her Merry Men was effectively a musical/comedy retelling of the legend of Robin Hood.

In this version Maid Marian is the head of her band of ‘merry Men’ and Robin Hood is reduced to an ‘incompetent’ ex-tailor.

It turns out that the legend of Robin Hood was wrong  Marian was the brains behind the Merry Men.   Alongside her ruthless band of freedom fighters, Marian seeks to save the villagers of Worksop from the tyrany of King John and his cunning henchman, the Sheriff of Nottingham…








Marian – Kate Lonergan
Robin – Adam Morris
Barrington – Danny John-Jules
Rabies – Howard Lew Lewis
Little Ron – Mike Edmonds
King John – Forbes Collins
The Sheriff – Tony Robinson
Gary – Mark Billingham
Graeme – David Lloyd


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Tony Robinson
Original Transmission Dates: 16th November 1989 – 16th February 1994