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Tales Of Sherwood Forest (ITV 1989, Pete Postlethwaite, Jill Baker)

Comedy drama series Tales Of Sherwood Forest was about Nottingham cafe owner Eric who has an obsession with the film Casablanca.

Very much classic Plater that for some reason didn’t resonate with the ITV audience. It was shot on videotape too which gave it a cheaper look than it should have had.

production details
UK / ITV – Central / 7×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 11 June – 23 July 1989

Creator: Alan Plater / Music: Frank Ricotti / Executive Producers: Ted Childs, Richard Argent / Producer: Sarah D. Wilson

cast
PETE POSTLETHWAITE as Eric
JILL BAKER as Sarah
DAVID TROUGHTON as Det Sgt Terry
ROBIN SOAMS as Ken
BEE JAYE as Anita
JACK CARR as Derek
BEN ROBERTS as Malcolm
TERRY MOLLOY as Bob

THE EPISODES
1. OPENING NIGHT (11 Jun 89)
2. KINGS OF THE MIDLANDS (18 Jun 89)
3. THERE’S A SMALL HOTEL (25 Jun 89)
4. BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD (2 Jul 89)
5. STAG NIGHT (9 Jul 89)
6. GENE VINCENT AND THE MEMORY MAN (16 Jul 89)
7. I CAME TO CASABLANCA FOR THE WATERS (23 Jul 89)