Welcome to A Different Kind of Hood. This is a website I was inspired to set up by the television series Robin Hood made by the BBC between 2006-2009.
Never forget the outlaws…?
This is a place to preserve the memory of the BBC’s Robin Hood. Having been a fan of the show since it was first broadcast, it has saddened me to see that over the years, Robin Hood has slowly faded from memory. Robin Hood had a huge number of fans who loved writing stories, sharing pictures as well as their favourite characters, episodes and moments. It was them that kept the memory of Robin Hood alive.
As I was only eight years old when Robin Hood was first broadcast on BBC One, I was not aware of the huge fan base and communities that were out there. Through a continuing research journey, I have discovered that this world of Robin Hood was much larger than I had ever anticipated.
Despite its large fanbase, Robin Hood is being forgotten. Many of the fan communities and websites are increasingly fading away with time. A lack of activity on many fan websites highlights the burden of time on a show that no longer produces new content.
Perhaps what is most sought of all is more Robin Hood to keep the legend alive. This can be a place for more Robin Hood. A place that preserves some of the fabulous fan creations, as well as new discoveries, in one place that everybody can enjoy. Through exploring A Different Kind of Hood, I hope that people will experience a pulse of adrenaline at discovering something new. That feeling, of discovering new facts and items about the show, is just like watching a brand new episode of Robin Hood. Just as exciting. It brings it to life again. I would like this place to be a place where fans, both old and new, can experience the joy of Robin Hood.
Most importantly, the quality of the writing, cast, music and directing made Robin Hood timeless. It had a huge heart and explored extremely important life lessons: the burden of cruelty and hardship; the loneliness of death; the beauty of romance and love; the magic of nature; the power of hope; the importance of kindness and justice; the strength of friendship. These themes remain incredibly relevant and important today which makes Robin Hood a show that deserves to be remembered, not forgotten.
Where to go from here?
Located at the top left of the screen is the main menu which will display a variety of pages.
A good first point of call for new visitors would be the About page detailing the origins of Robin Hood, an outline of each series and how the show met a dismal end.
The most recommended page would have to be the Music page. Head there to experience a fabulous extended score as well as some track by track analysis.
A note on…
…Episode Reviews: They will be coming but will take some time!
…Creators: Whilst a lot of the content on this site is not my own, I have endeavoured to give credit where it is due and where I can find an author. If I have not credited you, please contact me so that I can make any corrections. All other analysis is my own work, and must not be republished without permission.
Finally thank you to all the Robin Hood fans out there who never forgot the outlaws. Who always remembered that it was good to dream and, that, most importantly,
we are Robin Hood!
Disclaimer: All rights owned by the BBC in association with Tiger Aspect Productions.
Sharing on other platforms
Several years of research and passion have gone into this project. Whilst I have no issue with anyone saving pictures/images from this blog, my only request is that any of my own analysis that is replicated from here, and shared through other platforms, must provide a mention crediting this site. That way, the time and dedication that has gone into this project can be deservedly credited. By mentioning this site, more Robin Hood fans will be able to find this place and enjoy it as much as everyone else.
One of the main reasons I founded this site was not only to keep the memory of BBC Robin Hood alive, but to connect with fans by enabling them to access, and enjoy, some of my own original research.
Thank you for reading.
I hope you enjoy this site as much I enjoyed creating it.