'Richard the Lionheart', was one of the most ambitious British television series of the 1960s. A moated castle was built, 3000 costumes made, jousts were fought and over 100 horses employed to create a convincing backdrop to this historical romp. Starring Dermot Walsh, the series follows Richard's return from his Crusade to England and his new Kingdom, but our Good King Richard will need wits as sharp as his sword if he's to confound the relentless villainy of those that would steal the English throne...
Lightweight and Dated
- Richard the Lionheart review by CV
I’m afraid this 1963 series of Richard the Lionheart, in black and white, will not appeal to those interested in accurate and atmospheric accounts of history. The hairstyles and dialogue are sixties dated not to mention the background music which sounds as though it’s played on an old record player with sagging fan-belt. It is merely entertainment at the lightest level.