Alison alerted me to the memory of Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, a late 80s
“feminist retelling of the Robin Hood legend written by Tony Robinson”
Sadly, with the exception of Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf) and Kellie Bright (The Archers) most of the actors faded into obscurity. The lead’s Wikipedia entry is particularly depressing.
I suppose Tony Robinson’s done all right for himself with Time Team, although I fear that archaeology has become some Freudian thing for him where he seeks to dig up the past and literally reclaim past glories. Perhaps the final ever episode will end with Tony digging up a Blackadder boxset and blowing the dust off his own face.