Robin Hood series 1 : Video clips
In this scene from episode 5, Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage) has come to ask Marian (Lucy Griffiths) to accompany him to the Nottingham Fair. Earlier in the day, he had nearly caught the masked Nightwatchman, but managed only to inflict a slight wound. This scene takes place shortly after an earlier episode in which Marian's hair was cut off as a punishment for defying the Sheriff. Her father, Sir Edward, is played by Michael Elwyn.
At this point in the series, Marian is still keeping Guy at arm's length. She does not welcome his attentions to her, but thinks it wise not to reject him.
This excerpt from episode 9 shows the Sheriff (Keith Allen) manipulating Guy of Gisborne. Gisborne's friend Lambert has invented a "black powder" (gunpowder) that the Sheriff wants control of. Lambert is now in the castle dungeon, but Gisborne has promised Marian that he will try to save him. The Sheriff has other ideas.
This scene typifies the relationship between the two men, particularly the way the Sheriff is able to work on Gisborne's insecurities and doubts and undermine him.
This is an excerpt from episode 11. Gisborne has come to Locksley village to collect taxes. (The "runt" is Little John's son.) This scene shows Gisborne's standard means of dealing with his villagers - to tyrannise them. As Richard Armitage has pointed out, he aims to be popular but simply doesn't have the ability to achieve that, unlike Robin.
The boxset of Series 1 includes commentaries on some of the episodes. This is an excerpt from the climactic scene of episode 4, "Parenthood". Those commenting are Richard Armitage (Gisborne), Gordon Kennedy (Little John), Lucy Griffiths (Marian), Dominic Minghella and Foz Allan (producers).
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