(From Nottingham Evening Post)
The big man was back on Saturday night - and we don't mean Wayne Rooney in an England shirt. Robin Hood was trying to woo a new generation of fans in the BBC's big budget remake. Fresh from the Crusades, he returned to his home in Locksley only to find a new sheriff bringing misery to his people. The scene was set for a mighty battle over the coming 13 weeks. Unofficial overnight figures suggested 8.2 million tuned in. JAMES SMITH spoke to people associated with the hooded hero.
The man who plays the outlaw all year round at the Tales of Robin Hood invited Maid Marian round to watch the first episode at his home.
Tony Rotherham, who has studied Robin Hood for 35 years, said: "Business-wise I think it will be great for Nottingham but it was rubbish.
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