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THIS STORY LAST UPDATED: 26 September 2005 1432 BST
Robin of Sherwood interviews
Legend - The UK Robin of Sherwood convention was held in Swindon over the weekend of 27th-29th August 2004.

Over 100 fans of the much-loved 80s telefantasy series came from all over Europe to celebrate their appreciation of the series and meet some of the stars in attendance.

BBC Wiltshire also went along and we were kindly granted exclusive access to the members of the cast and crew who attended. You can listen to the interviews in streaming Real Audio by clicking the links below.

Nickolas GraceNickolas Grace

The actor who memorably played the dastardly and deranged Sheriff of Nottingham Robert de Rainault.

The Fans
Nick on the series' ongoing appeal and his feelings on conventions.
The Sheriff
Nick on playing the only Sheriff of Nottingham to have actually killed Robin Hood!
Acting evil
Nick explains how he found it in himself to act so angry and evil as the Sheriff.
Swashbuckling
Just how did Nick cope with the weather, horse-riding and fencing when filming the show?
Memories
What is Nick's abiding memory of making the series?

Phil RosePhil Rose

Friar Tuck actor Phil Rose was also a very welcome guest at the convention.

Escapism
Phil's thoughts on why the series has endured.
Cromm Cruac
Phil explains why this third season episode is his favourite.
The end
Phil describes how he felt when he learned the show was coming to a premature end.
Bald pate
So did he really shave his crown for the role of Friar Tuck?
Memories
What does he look back on fondly?
Conventions
What makes Phil keep coming back to meet the fans?
Weather
How did he find working on location in all weathers?

Richard Carpenter signing autographsRichard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter is the creator of the show who wrote the majority of the stories.

The legend
Richard on why he decided on a retelling of the Robin Hood myth.
Magic
Richard discusses adding a supernatural element to the legend.
The cast
Richard on the wonderful chemistry between the cast.
Michael
What did he think when Michael Praed announced he was leaving?
The Movie
Is it true Michael was to return for the proposed movie in the early 90s? And what did he think of Jason Connery's portrayal?
The appeal
Why does Richard think the series is still so popular?

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