ARCHIVE TV ADVENT CALENDAR DAY TWENTY-FOUR: 24 December 1989

We made it! What better preparation for the big day could there be than the culmination of yet another series of daily December posts by me that prove to be really unpopular but which I bloody-mindedly see through right to the bitter end in the face of almost total indifference. Have a mince pie.

Radio Times listing:
10.45am Maid Marian and Her Merry Men
By Tony Robinson.
6: The Whitish Knight

‘Who is the Whitish Knight? And where does the postcard from Jerusalem come from? 
Marian .......... KATE LONERGAN
Robin................ WAYNE MORRIS 
Barrington.... DANNY JOHN-JULES 
Rabies........... HOWARD LEW LEWIS 
Little Ron............ MIKE EDMONDS 
King John......... FORBES COLLINS 
Sheriff................TONY ROBINSON 
Gary......... .MARK BILLINGHAM 
Graeme................. DAVID LLOYD 
Gladys................ HILARY MASON 
Snooker............ROBIN CHANDLER 
Little girl.............. KELLIE BRIGHT 
Music by DAVID CHILTON
and NICK RUSSELL-PAVIER 
Producer RICHARD CALLANAN 
Director DAVID BELL
(Shown last Thursday on BBC1)

So, to round things off, here’s the episode of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men that aired on Christmas Eve 1989: “The Whitish Knight”. The final episode of the first series for the Children’s BBC series par excellence.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

2 responses to “ARCHIVE TV ADVENT CALENDAR DAY TWENTY-FOUR: 24 December 1989”

  1. They were popular with me anyway. Admittedly I fell behind with the actual videos quite a a bit at one point, in particular the hour long one about a film director took a while for me to get the chance to have the time to watch, and then hot on it’s heel was the Lewis-Smith one which I figured I should wait until I was in the right mood to watch, but in hindsight I probably could have watched sooner than I did. All in all I’m as bloody-minded as you and I commited from the start to watching the whole lot, and strictly in the order posted, so I will finish the last 5 posts either today or tomorrow. As Magnus Magnusson said (I’m not sure if it was before or after that weird board game with the coloured pegs), I’ve started so I’ll finish… Merry Christmas Mark, thank you for giving me something interesting and amusing to read each day this month and digging up some great old telly for me to watch.

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