Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Robert the Incredible Chicken: ISBN 0 563 20809 0

BBC Books 1989

After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered. Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood tool all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school’s rounder’s captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
In the well known ancient tale of Maid Marian and Robin Hood ‘Robert the Incredible Chicken’ the sheriff of Nottingham tricks robin into competing in the world archery championships of 1195 (first round, first leg) in order to
capture him and re-establish law and order in Sherwood Forest. But our hero has the brilliant idea of disguising himself as a chicken…..
Tony Robinson, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC television series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, now rips off his beard and wig in order to retell another wonderful old story in his own inimitable way.