The Adventures Of Sir Lancelot: Season 1

The Adventures Of Sir Lancelot: Season 1

NBC Universal Television (1956)
Adventure, Family
USA / English / Color / 750 min
7.7
Cast View More ↓
William Russell Sir Lancelot du Lac
Cyril Smith Merlin
Ronald Leigh-Hunt King Arthur
Martin Benson
Jane Hylton
Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Bruce Seton
Cyril Smith
William Russell
Peter Bennett
David Morrell Sir Kay
Robert Scroggins
Robert Scroggins Brian
Derren Nesbitt Andred
Jane Hylton Queen Guinevere
Edward Judd Able
Frederick Treves 1st Guard
John Gale Sir Christopher
Eric Corrie Herald
Reginald Hearne Blacksmith
Douglas Argent First Knight
Nigel Green 2nd Thief
Paul Williamson Sir Lionel
Gary Thorne Guard
Bruce Seton King Arthur
Peter Bennett Leonides
George Woodbridge Leonides
Andrew Crawford Sir Gawaine
Crew View More ↓
Director
Terry Bishop
Ralph Smart
Arthur Crabtree
Bernard Knowles
Peter Maxwell
Lawrence Huntington
Anthony Squire
Writer Robert Lees, Leighton Reynolds, Leslie Poynton, H.H. Burns, Peggy Phillips, Harold Kent, John Ridgely
Producer Bernard Knowles, Hannah Weinstein, Sidney Cole, Dallas Bower
Photography Ernest Palmer, Ken Hodges
Musician Albert Elms, Edwin Astley
Plot
Another in the series of ITC's 'Adventures Of...' historicals. Sir Lancelot du Lac was played by William Russell, who would later star in Doctor Who as travelling companion Ian Chesterton. The series was lavishly filmed and, using background information researched at Oxford University, featured accurate 14th Century settings, even though the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table hailed from the 6th century. An Anglo-Saxon village with huts, sheep, goats and costumes transporting one into a world of pre-Norman Conquest days was constructed at Nettlefold Studios and used in most of the ITC series', beginning with The Adventures of Robin Hood. Outside location work was shot in Kent, where the company requisitioned Allington Castle, a fitting site for such activity since its long history included settlement by Ancient Britons, Romans and Saxons. Writers for the series included expatriate Amer
Episodes
1
The Knight with the Red Plume
30 min 1956-09-15
Sir Lancelot is challenged by the other knights before he can become a member of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. He has to prove his worth and is put through a series of rigorous tests.
Director: Ralph Smart
Writer: Leighton Reynolds
Guest starring: Bruce Seton, Brian Worth, Andrew Crawford, Peter Bennett
2
Ferocious Fathers
30 min 1956-09-22
Sir Lancelot goes to the rescue of Urgan the Strong, whose castle is besieged by Sir Melius the Mighty and his two sons. Sir Lancelot drives off the invaders, and Urgan offers his daughter Igrane in marriage to the knight as a reward for his bravery.
Director: Ralph Smart
3
The Queen's Knight
30 min 1956-09-29
Queen Guinevere is kidnapped by King Arthur's cousin, Sir Mordred. He and his father, King Pell, demand King Arthur's kingdom in exchange for the queen's life.
Director: Ralph Smart
4
The Outcast
30 min 1956-10-06
When Sir Lancelot requests that his squire be trained to become a knight of the Round Table, he meets with considerable opposition.
Director: Bernard Knowles
5
Winged Victory
30 min 1956-10-13
King Arthur entrusts Sir Lancelot with a secret battle plan for Prince Boudwin. The Prince is besieged in his castle by King Mark and is badly in need of help. When Sir Lancelot and his squire Brian arrive to help they are captured and King Mark attempts to persuade them to reveal the secret information.
Director: Arthur Crabtree
6
Sir Bliant
30 min 1956-10-20
Sir Bliant's three sons decide to break the truce King Arthur arranged between their father and Sir Rolf. They carry Sir Rolf's three daughters away as hostages and the distraught father comes to King Arthur for aid.
Director: Bernard Knowles
7
The Pirates
30 min 1956-10-27
King Arthur and his men set off to capture a band of pirates, believing they are hiding out in a coastal town. Actually, the pirates are just waiting for them to leave so they can raid the castle.
Director: Bernard Knowles
8
The Magic Sword
30 min 1956-11-03
A cowardly knight wants to rescue a lady who is imprisoned by her brother. He comes to King Arthur, for advice on how to become courageous. Merlin instills confidence in the young knight by lending him Sir Lancelot's weapon and telling him it is a magic sword.
Director: Arthur Crabtree
9
Lancelot's Banishment
30 min 1956-11-10
Lancelot is banished from Camelot because King Arthur thinks he made a false claim against King Marhaus. Outside Camelot, Lancelot encounters Marhaus and discovers and evil plot.
Director: Anthony Squire
10
Roman Wall
30 min 1956-11-17
Sir Lancelot and his squire Brian go to the aid of King Boltan, who swears that ghosts have abducted his daughter.
Director: Arthur Crabtree
11
Caledon
30 min 1956-11-24
While Sir Lancelot is on a mission for King Arthur, he is robbed and his horse is killed by a group of wild warriors.
Director: Bernard Knowles
12
Theft of Excalibur
30 min 1956-12-01
On St. Stephen's Day, King Arthur and his knights traditionally change places for one day with the court squires. During the day, one of the ""squires-for-a-day"" steals the Sword of Excalibur.
Director: Bernard Knowles
13
The Black Castle
30 min 1956-12-15
A young knight's prospective father-in-law has been kidnapped and is being held prisoner. Sir Lancelot agrees to help the knight rescue the man.
Director: Bernard Knowles
14
Shepherd's War
30 min 1956-12-15
A band of renegade knights is preying on the shepherds in the area. Sir Lancelot decides to champion the shepherds' cause, and masquerades as a shepherd to teach them how to fight the knights off.
Director: Bernard Knowles
15
The Magic Book
30 min 1957-01-05
Sir Lancelot volunteers to defend an abbey and its occupants from invading Danes.
Director: Terry Bishop
16
The Ruby of Radnor
30 min 1957-01-12
As a punishment because he rebels at working with Merlin's pigeons, Squire Brian is sent on an errand to deliver a crate of pigeons to a neighboring castle. En route, he becomes involved with a gang of thieves who stole the precious Ruby of Radnor.
Director: Laurence Huntington
17
The Lesser Breed
30 min 1957-01-19
King Arthur learns that a nearby village is being terrorized by a horrible monster. Sir Lancelot is sent to investigate. He discovers that the monster is really a Viking boat, and that it's the Vikings who are doing the terrorizing.
Director: Bernard Knowles
18
Witches' Brew
30 min 1957-01-26
A woman claiming mystical powers has convinced King Bors of Sagitaw that she is working evil against him. Sir Lancelot enlists Merlin's aid against her powers.
Director: Terry Bishop
19
Sir Crustabread
30 min 1957-02-02
King Arthur gives Sir Lancelot a new name and sends him off to champion a lady who is being forced into marrying an unscrupulous man.
Director: Bernard Knowles
Writer: Leslie Poynton
20
Maid of Somerset
30 min 1957-02-09
A young girl asks Sir Lancelot's aid. An evil monarch, King Meliot, is selling the young men of the village of Cheddar into slavery.
Director: Bernard Knowles
Writer: Selwyn Jepson
21
Knight Errant
30 min 1957-02-16
After their father dies, two sisters inherit his tiny impoverished kingdom. Their guardian is eager to set up a rich marriage for the older girl, but she is not willing.
Director: Bernard Knowles
Writer: Selwyn Jepson, Peggy Philips
22
Double Identity
30 min 1957-02-23
Sir Richard of Taunton is attacked and beaten by three men and left for dead. His uncle plans to substitute his son, Richard's double, and gain control of the family estate. Lancelot is suspicious and starts investigating.
Director: Laurence Huntington
Writer: Harold Kent
23
The Lady Lilith
30 min 1957-03-02
The Lady Lilith has been running the castle of Goodhue since it was left to her by the late Sir William , when she was 14 years old. But now Sir Liones petitions for a ruling at the court of King Arthur, quoting the law that no property can be inherited by a woman - which sets King Arthur a difficult choice to make. He suggests that the best solution would be for Sir Liones to marry the Lady, but apparently that is not possible.
Director: Laurence Huntington
24
The Bridge
30 min 1957-03-09
While preparing for knighthood, Squire Brian uncovers a plot by King Marhaus. The king plans to break a treaty and take over a village.
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Peter Key
25
The Ugly Duckling
30 min 1957-03-16
While on a visit to castle Lamorack, Sir Lancelot and Merlin try to help their host when he receives a note threatening his daughter's life. Merlin learns that the note is false, and written by the girl herself in a bid for attention. Later the girl disappears. Another notes arrives and this time it's genuine.
Director: George More O'Farrell
Writer: Leslie Poynton
26
Knights' Choice
30 min 1957-03-23
After the death of a knight of the Round Table, a young man enters a tournament that will decide who will fill the vacancy. But the other knights object to the young contestant because of his shabby appearance. Sir Lancelot intercedes for him.
Director: Peter Maxwell
Writer: Peggy Phillips
27
The Missing Princess
30 min 1957-03-30
When a king breaks a treaty between his country and a tribe of women, his sister is taken hostage. Sir Lancelot sets forth to rescue the princess.
Director: Desmond Davis
28
The Mortaise Fair
30 min 1957-04-06
While visiting Mortaise Castle, Queen Guinevere is presented with a priceless jewel from the Rajah of Kaipur. Shortly afterward there is a fire, and during the excitement the jewel is stolen.
Director: Laurence Huntington
Writer: Leslie Poynton
29
The Thieves
30 min 1957-04-13
King Arthur and Sir Lancelot disguise themselves as thieves in order to test the validity of a statement by Lancelot. The knight believes that the thieves of the kingdom are thieves only because they are starving.
Director: Bernard Knowles
Writer: H.H. Burns
30
The Prince of Limerick
30 min 1957-04-20
A prince in love with King Anguish's daughter Kathleen, is banished from the court because he possesses nothing but the ability to write rhymes. Sir Lancelot, hearing of the young couple's plight, travels to Anguish's court to help them.
Director: Laurence Huntington
Writer: Leslie Poynton
Editions
Barcode Format Region Release Edition
011301663948 1 2008-08-19
625882925632 1 2003-01-01
617742116892 1 2006-08-29
5027626217846 2 2005-04-25