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under the round table

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cast
 

Lady Guinevere Joan Sims
Sir Pureheart Bernard Bresslaw
Sir Gay Jack Douglas
King Arthur Kenneth Connor
Merlin Peter Butterworth
Black Knight Oscar James
Sir Osis Victor Maddern
Sir William Norman Chappel
Minstrel Des McNamara
Lady Ermintrude Valerie Walsh
Shortest Knight Ronnie Brody
Man-at-Arms Billy Cornelius
Trumpeter Brian Capron
   
Screenplay Dave Freeman
Producer Gerald Thomas
Director Alan Tarrant

broadcast

Sunday November 9th 1975 at 7.25pm on ITV

plot

King Arthur is not having the best of times keeping his Knights in line, so he assembles the majority of this dissolute mob at the round table. Also present is his sexually-frustrated wife, Lady Guinevere, and his exceeding camp High Steward, Sir Gay. Another notable presence (mostly due to the smell) is Sir Pureheart, who has vowed not to remove his armour until he becomes the top knight in the land. He has been trying so far for seven years. Then unexpectedly, the evil Black Knight turns up and demands a duel with King Arthur. Thankfully for King Arthur, Sir Pureheart accepts but there are conditions. If he defeats the Black Knight, the other members of the Round Table must take a vow of chastity, temperance and virtue.

review

Bernard Bresslaw's first appearance in the series and it makes you wonder why he bothered. This episode is awful.

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