Robin of Sherwood (1984)

The Hooded Man, as portrayed by Michael Praed who came on to TV Screens 
in 1984, was a different Robin Hood. The haunting musical score composed 
and performed by Irish folk/rock group Clannad and authentic period drama 
gained a new generation of viewers. Robin, a poor yeoman of Loxley village, 
had two new friends: Nasir, who like Little John, first fought Robin then 
joined him; and Herne the Hunter, Robin's mystical mentor akin to 
King Arthur's Merlin, who gives him a new longbow and protective sword 
called Albion. Jason Connery played Robin in the third and final series, 
which meant a change of character where Robert of Huntingdon becomes Robin. 

The mixing of traditional ballads with magic and sorcery brought the series a cult following.

NTSC Region 1 DVDs now available!:

(also wallpapers, screensaveres, videos)
[Update March 2004: thanks to the ever increasing sucky exchange rate with
the British Pound, the set is now about $184 (+ shipping), or about $23 USD
per disk.]

THE Robin of Sherwood Page:

Link to fan site: ukkoskuuro/woods.html

Scarlet Inside:

What is PAL / NTSC? 
Without getting too technical, it is to do with frame rates.  If you try 
to play a PAL DVD on a non PAL compatible DVD player, it won't work.  PAL is the format used 
in most countries around the world except France (SECAM) and USA/CANADA (NTSC).  If you live 
in a non-PAL country, please ensure that both your DVD Player and TV are capable of handling 
this format BEFORE bidding as refunds will not be given for this. 

What is Regional Coding? 
Due to the staggered release dates of movies, DVD's have "regions" around the world.  The 
US / Canada is Region 1, UK / Europe Region 2, Australasia Region 4 etc.  Some DVD's are marked
Region 0 or ALL.  This means they are Multi-region or Any-region.  These will play on ANY 
player, although you still need to check for PAL/NTSC.  Most DVD's we sell are Region 2 PAL 
so please ensure your player is compatible.  Some DVD players can be hacked to play any 
region (normally via a code on your remote).  Do a web search for "DVD region hacks" then 
find your player and follow the instructions.
DVD Regions:
No Region Coding
United States of America, Canada REGION 1 NTSC
Europe (including France) + Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, and South Africa
Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo and Indonesia
Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, the Carribean, and South America
India, Africa, Russia and former USSR countries
Peoples Republic of China
Unused (planned for DVD sales to other planets, or the moon)
Airlines/Cruise Ships

One more note: Just because a DVD is coded for a specific region doesn't mean it will play in all countries assigned that region. There is the added layer of incompatibility imposed by the great and wonderful powers that be. You also have to make sure the video formatting is the same. For example, both England and Japan are included in Region 2. Unfortunately, England users the PAL video formatting while Japan is NTSC. In order to play a disc intended for England in Japan you will also have to have equipment that recognizes the video format. There are converters that will permit the mixing of PAL and NTSC so if you plan on using discs from different countries consider investing in such an additional box. [source]

Format Groups:

Tape Format Country
United Kingdom


New Zealand

China / Hong Kong



United States






International Video Standards of the World

Country Tape Format
United Kingdom PAL
United States NTSC
Albania PAL
Argentina PAL-N
Australia PAL
Austria PAL
Azores (Portugal) PAL
Bahamas NTSC
Bahrain PAL
Barbados NTSC
Belgium PAL
Bermuda NTSC
Brazil PAL-M
Bulgaria SECAM
Canada NTSC
Canary Is PAL
China PAL
Colombia SECAM
Cyprus PAL
Czechoslovakia SECAM/PAL
Denmark PAL
Faroe Islands (DK) PAL
Finland PAL
France SECAM
Gambia PAL
Germany PAL
Germany (prev East) SECAM/PAL
Gibraltar PAL
Greece SECAM
Hong Kong PAL
Hungary SECAM
Iceland PAL
India PAL
Indonesia PAL
Ireland PAL
Israel PAL
Italy PAL
Jamaica SECAM
Japan NTSC
Jordan PAL
Kenya PAL
Luxembourg PAL
Madeira PAL
Madagascar SECAM
Malaysia PAL
Malta PAL
Mauritius SECAM
Mexico NTSC
Morocco SECAM
Netherlands PAL
New Zealand PAL
Norway PAL
Pakistan PAL
Paraguay PAL
Philippines NTSC
Poland SECAM
Portugal PAL
Romania PAL
Russia SECAM
Saudi Arabia SECAM
Seychelles PAL
Singapore PAL
South Africa PAL
Spain PAL
Sri Lanka PAL
Sweden PAL
Switzerland PAL
Tahiti SECAM
Taiwan NTSC
Thailand PAL
Trinidad NTSC
Tunisia SECAM
Turkey PAL
United Arab Emirates PAL
United Kingdom PAL
Uruguay PAL
Venezuela NTSC
Yugoslavia PAL
Zimbabwe PAL