Most Robin Hood enthusiasts agree that this Goldcrest series from the 1980s (originally aired in the U.S. on Showtime) is the best film/video version of the Robin Hood legend ever conceived. The 26 episode British mini-series begins with this episode ("Robin Hood And The Sorceror"), following Robin of Locksley's transformation from a humble yeoman to outlaw Robin Hood. The casting is AWESOME. Michael Praed is PERFECT as Robin. In fact, EVERYONE is perfect in this cast. Writer Richard Carpenter expanded on the legend as we know it by adding an element of occultism and sorcery. Some may find the result to be a bit too 1980s and a little too Dungeons & Dragons, but the magic never really departs from the many existing myths of Europe (I thought the addition of the Herne the Hunter character was SO cool). The addition of a Sarecen character was a particularly clever move (so clever that Kevin Costner STOLE the idea for his own production several years later!). BTW - this entire series IS available in a limited edition region 1 DVD set from Network Video (I ordered my copy direct from England), so Robin Hood fans, don't despair! The dvd extras are GREAT! Interviews with the cast and crew are fantastic! Even my girlfriend fell in love with this series, and she HATES swords & sorcery fantasy flicks (she's watched the series several times now!). I must confess, however, that I really only like the first 13 episodes. The last half of the series experienced some changes in casting, directors, and screenwriters. Carpenter was very clever to insert the Robert of Huntington character (most scholars try to narrow down the identity of Robin Hood to Robin of Locksley and Robert of Huntington), but the style and content of the Huntington episodes are not of the same quality as the first 13 episodes (which is really quite sad). Still, this is one of the best DVD purchases I've made so far. That 13th episode ("The Greatest Enemy") alone was worth the price of the whole set! That's one of the most powerful things I've ever seen on television! Kevin Costner, eat your heart out!