The BEST episodes written by Richard Carpenter

The Unbelievable Wormmobile
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9.23
89 votes

#1 - The Unbelievable Wormmobile

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Dr. Snuggles gets a word from Uncle Bill that people and animals have been turning into butterflies, he and the gang must find a way to travel to the Amazon jungle to investigate before it's too late.

The Time of the Wolf (2)
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8.89
34 votes

#2 - The Time of the Wolf (2)

Robin of Sherwood - Season 3 - Episode 13

Gisburne has joined the Sons of Fenris and manages to capture Robin and his men as well as the Sheriff of Notingham. With Robin in his power, Gulnar completes his creature using dark magic and sends it on his way. Safe in Halstead Abbey, Marion foresees a tragedy at the Ring of the Nine Maidens and for Robin even victory may come with great loss.

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The Spectacular Rescue of Miss Nettles
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8.82
92 votes

#3 - The Spectacular Rescue of Miss Nettles

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 3

When Miss Nettles is kidnapped by a flying carpet, Dr. Snuggles must first consult the Cosmic Cat to find her, and then come up with a rescue plan.

Alan A Dale
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8.42
47 votes

#4 - Alan A Dale

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 5

While visiting his new love, Meg, in Wycombe, Little John is seen by Guy and the Sheriif's men. The Sheriff punishes the villagers by fining them six months wages. Meanwhile a Minstrel, Alan A Dale, is found wandering through the forest on his way to kill the Sheriff! His love, Mildred, has been betrothed to the Sheriff and is being delivered to Nottingham, along with a 10,000 Mark dowery. Robin and Marian realise that they can help Alan by rescuing Mildred and get the money to help the villagers of Wycombe at the same time. All they need do is find Guy and his men and ambush them.

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The King's Fool
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8.09
46 votes

#5 - The King's Fool

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 6

Robin and his men save a wandering knight from a band of cut throats who ambush him in Sherwood. After a meal and drink together the knight surprises Robin with an offer that could change the lives of all the Merry Men! Could they soon be free men or is Robin being tricked by someone he trusts with his life?

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The Children of Israel
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8.05
42 votes

#6 - The Children of Israel

Robin of Sherwood - Season 2 - Episode 2

The sheriff returns to Nottingham, passing through Sherwood. Will decides that Robin's plans to ambush him is not good enough and attempts to attack the sheriff and his men with only Little john, Nazir and Friar Tuck at his side. It all goes badly wrong, Tuck is badly injured and Robin is furious, a fury that grows when he discovers tha attitude of the local villagers they take Tuck to. Back in Nottingham the sheriff is approached by Joshua De Talmont, a jewish moneylender, demanding the money that the sheriff owes him. The sheriff is not best pleased about being challenged for money he owes and 'suggests' to Guy that a tide of anti jewish sentiments may strike Nottingham, as it has in London and other towns, and lead to the death of De Talmont in the riots.

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Five on a Hike Together
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8.03
32 votes

#7 - Five on a Hike Together

The Famous Five (1978) - Season 1 - Episode 9

Dick is puzzled when he's woken by a light flashing through his window. Is someone trying to send him a coded message? And when the Famous Five hear of an escaped convict in the area, they are on red alert. The police won't help, so the Five have no choice but to solve the mystery alone.

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The Prophecy
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8.02
47 votes

#8 - The Prophecy

Robin of Sherwood - Season 2 - Episode 1

Little John is captured by Guy, who has a plan to finally get his hands on all the Merry Men. After a prophecy from Herne Robin thinks that Little john is the prisoner he is told he must rescue. While they are planning to rescue John from Nottingham another John turns up, Prince John! He has his own agenda and his own, hooded, prisoner. someone whose identity will be a big surprise to one of Robins band. Robin now realises that this hooded prisoner is the person who is in the prophecy and that freeing them from Prince John's grasp will be a daunting prospect.

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The Heavenly Twins
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8.00
8 votes

#9 - The Heavenly Twins

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 3

"Magic is magic" says Catweazle in one of his more profound moments. But even he seems confused when he meets a modern-day magician at a children's party.

The Battle of the Giants
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8.00
6 votes

#10 - The Battle of the Giants

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 11

Excitement grows as the local flower show gets under way in King's Farthing. But nobody is prepared for the effect of Catweazle's marrow-growing potion.

The Thirteenth Sign
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8.00
7 votes

#11 - The Thirteenth Sign

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 13

Catweazle has now collected all 12 signs of the zodiac. But he still needs to discover the 13th before he can fly. Will the great quest succeed in this last episode of the series?

Lord of the Trees
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8.00
42 votes

#12 - Lord of the Trees

Robin of Sherwood - Season 2 - Episode 3

Gisburne, left in charge of Nottingham by the Sheriff, hires a group of vicious mercenaries to hunt down the outlaws. Unfortunate timing for Robin and company. It is the time of the Blessing when no blood can be shed or the villagers will not have a good harvest that year. The outlaws must use cunning and trickery to defeat Gisburne and the mercenaries.

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The Time of the Wolf (1)
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7.91
34 votes

#13 - The Time of the Wolf (1)

Robin of Sherwood - Season 3 - Episode 12

The Sheriff is ordered by The King to collect grain from the villages of Nottingham, as more provisions are needed for the troops in France. Knowing that the villagers will not survive the winter without their hard-earned grain, the outlaws secretly steal the grain back during the night, causing The Sheriff a lot of embarrassment when the King's men come to collect it in the morning. In desperation, The Sheriff blames the whole fiasco on Gisburne, resulting in Gisburne running away and a price being put on his head. Seeking sanctuary, Gisburne flees to Grimstone Abbey, but is not greeted by monks at the door...

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A King's Ransom
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7.91
35 votes

#14 - A King's Ransom

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Dauphin is being held prisoner by the Republicans. When he is captured by a masked intruder, Robespierre orders Chauvelin to find the boy before news gets out. (A.K.A. "The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King.")

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The Walking Trees
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7.83
6 votes

#15 - The Walking Trees

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 10

Is Catweazle a spy? The army thinks so, and not even Cedric can save his friend from a military interrogation, which has disastrous consequences - for the army, that is!

The Magic Circle
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7.83
6 votes

#16 - The Magic Circle

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 12

Groome is seeing things - or is he? A London doctor is consulted, but he finds Catweazle a far more interesting case than Groome.

Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (2)
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7.75
152 votes

#17 - Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (2)

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Sheriff and his brother , the Abbot, upset over the activities of Robin and his men arrange a fayre, including an archery contest, in the Castle. He offers the Silver Arrow of Herne to whomever wins the contest, something he is sure will tempt Robin out of the forest and into his grasp. After this fails to end up with Robin's capture their last resort is the Sorcerer, Simon De Belleme, a worshipper of the dark arts, who wants Maid Marian as his bride. He agrees to use his sorceropus powers to capture, or kill, the men of Sherwood Forest as long as the Sheriif and the Abbot promise Marian to him.

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The Ghost Hunters
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7.75
8 votes

#18 - The Ghost Hunters

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 9

Lady Collingford commands ghost hunters to be called to King's Farthing to investigate things which go bump in the night. Catweazle, of course, is doing some investigating himself.

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The Astounding Treacle Tree
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7.72
148 votes

#19 - The Astounding Treacle Tree

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 2

The Treacle Tree, who lives outside Dr. Snuggles' house, is bored of staying in one place. Seeing the birds gives him the idea that he wants to learn how to fly. Dr. Snuggles builds him a pair of wings, but when the tree goes missing on his practice flight, the gang has to go look for him in Dr. Snuggles' space rocket.

Duck Halt
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7.71
7 votes

#20 - Duck Halt

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 2

Now that Catweazle has been introduced to life in King's Farthing, he needs somewhere to live. But where? And why is he so interested in the sign swinging before the Bull Inn? The sign of Taurus.

The Familiar Spirit
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7.67
6 votes

#21 - The Familiar Spirit

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 8

Touchwood the toad is sick. Two identical twins, both local toad experts are consulted by Cedric, but things get out of hand when they discover their patient is 900 years old.

The Witch of Elsdon
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7.67
56 votes

#22 - The Witch of Elsdon

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 3

The Sheriff, Abbot Hugo and Guy are in the hamlet of Elsdon presiding over the trial of Jennet and Thomas, a husband and wife acused of witchcraft. Robin has a dream that leads him to make decisions that the rest of the Merry Men question the logic of, but his dreams lead them to a disguised tax collector and some hidden taxes. The Sheriif is furious about the loss of his taxes and wants Robins head on a plate. Loathe to send Guy and his men into Sherwood to die he comes up with a cunning plan to get to the outlaws.

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The Magic Riddle
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7.63
8 votes

#23 - The Magic Riddle

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 1

Catweazle is back. Inevitably the return of the 11th century wizard for a new series of 20th century adventures spells trouble. Especially for Cedric, the 12 year old son of Lord and Lady Collingford who finds the magician hiding in his bedroom.

The Fabulous Mechanical Mathilda Junkbottom
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7.61
236 votes

#24 - The Fabulous Mechanical Mathilda Junkbottom

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 1

Dr. Snuggles' housekeeper, Miss Nettles, is fed up with having to do all the housework around the house and with tolerating Nobby Mouse who lives in the kitchen. She gives her notice -- as she frequently does -- and visits her friend, Madame Dumpitoo. As a present for her, Dr. Snuggles decides to invent a robot to help her with the chores but, of course, not all goes according to plan.

The Sign of the Crab
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7.60
5 votes

#25 - The Sign of the Crab

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 4

When burglars raid King's Farthing there are no prizes for guessing into whose hands the stolen property falls. Now Cedric tries to persuade the police that Catweazle is not the thief.

The Wogle Stone
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7.60
5 votes

#26 - The Wogle Stone

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 6

Lord Collingford is tempted to sell King's Farthing and Duck Halt to an up-and-coming property tycoon. Luckily for Catweazle, the tycoon turns out to be very very superstitious.

The Sensational Balloon Race
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7.58
148 votes

#27 - The Sensational Balloon Race

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 5

To help Granny Toots, who needs a bigger cat hospital, Dr. Snuggles decides to participate in a balloon race where the main prize is £1,000.

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Seven Poor Knights from Acre
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7.58
49 votes

#28 - Seven Poor Knights from Acre

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 4

The arrival in Sherwood of seven Templars, heading back to their church in Lincoln, and their gold crested banner is too much for a cutpurse to ignore. He steals the banner and runs into Robin and his men as he escapes. The Templars think that they are all together and after a brief altercation the Templars leave, with Much as a hostage. Now Robin and his men have to deal with seven of the most feared fighting men known to man, to rescue much from their grasp.

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Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1)
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7.58
258 votes

#29 - Robin Hood and the Sorcerer (1)

Robin of Sherwood - Season 1 - Episode 1

Robin of Loxley and his friend Much are arrested in Sherwoood Forest for killing one of the King's deer. They are imprisoned by Guy of Gisbourne of the Sheriff of Nottingham in the Sheriff's dungeon where they meet up with a motley bunch of criminals who are destined to become the first of the Merry Men. After they escape into Sherwood Forest Robin is approached by Herne The Hunter and told that it is his destiny to fight the Norman invaders. The Sheriff knows all about Herne, he holds a silver arrow that is reputed to have once belonged to Herne himself.

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Five Go Adventuring Again
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7.54
61 votes

#30 - Five Go Adventuring Again

The Famous Five (1978) - Season 1 - Episode 3

There's a thief at Kirrin Cottage! The Famous Five think they know who it is, but they need to prove it! Where can they find evidence? The discovery of an old map and very unusual hiding place is all they need to get to the bottom of this mystery and uncover the true culprit!

The Magical Multi-Coloured Diamond
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7.39
148 votes

#31 - The Magical Multi-Coloured Diamond

Doctor Snuggles - Season 1 - Episode 6

When Dr. Snuggles notices that the rainbow has gone pale and frayed, he must consult the Cosmic Cat and Woogie the Freckled Camel to come up with a way to repair it.

The Enchanted King
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7.33
6 votes

#32 - The Enchanted King

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 7

A local sculptor is mistaken by Catweazle for a demon who "turns people into stone". Is Catweazle's magic as strong as the demon's? And where is Groome when the plaster flies?

Valentine Gautier
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7.00
35 votes

#33 - Valentine Gautier

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Season 1 - Episode 2

Second of three feature-length dramas based on the character created by Baroness Orczy. The Pimpernel is called upon to track down Helene, the daughter of the Marquis de Rochambeau. However, Chauvelin is also looking for her, and so is Gabrielle Damiens, the head of the local revolutionary regime. Sooner or later, their paths are bound to cross. (A.K.A. "The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine.")

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The Black Wheels
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7.00
6 votes

#34 - The Black Wheels

Catweazle - Season 2 - Episode 5

When Groome loses his voice, Catweazle's efforts to find it reduce the residents of King's Farthing to a state of near hysteria.

The Scarlet Pimpernel
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6.78
41 votes

#35 - The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1793, the terror of the French Revolution is at its height, and the guillotines are busy. But a mysterious figure is staging daring rescues, and Citizen Chauvelin, the head of the Central Committee of Surveillance, is determined to discover his true identity, and uses a number of informants, including the popular actress Minette Roland. (A.K.A. "The Scarlet Pimpernel: Book 1.")

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