TV series 'Robin of Sherwood' returns as radio play
Cult 1980s TV show "Robin of Sherwood" is returning in the form of a radio play.
London: Cult 1980s TV show "Robin of Sherwood" is returning in the form of a radio play.
Written by Richard Carpenter, the show ran for three series between 1984 and 1986. Now, in tribute to Carpenter - who died in 2012 - "The Knights of the Apocalypse" will be recorded and aired in early 2016, with all proceeds going to charity, reported Digital Spy.
Carpenter wrote the episode following the end of the TV series, and nothing was ever done with it until now. The new installment sees the return of original cast members including Ray Winstone, Jason Connery, Clive Mantle, Judi Trott and Nikolas Grace.
Connery, who played Robin, said of the new radio play: "My time in Sherwood was spent working with wonderful actors who became lifelong friends, and behind it all was Richard 'Kip' Carpenter's brilliant writing, whose scripts we brought to life. After many false dawns, I can finally say that Robin of Sherwood is coming back. And so am I!
"The Hooded Man is ready to face the evil machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham again, surrounded by my wonderful band of Merries, in a brand-new audio adventure written by Kip himself. We may be a little older and wiser in real life but, on audio, we're forever young and golden-haired."
Fans of the show will be able to play a part in bringing "Knights" to life by donating production costs through crowdfunding.
"The Knights of the Apocalypse" comes from Bafflegab Productions, and will air in early 2016.