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The Thief of Sherwood
Doctor: doctor::First Doctor
Companion(s): Susan, Ian, Barbara
Main setting: Nottingham, 12th century
Key crew __NOFACTBOX__
Writer: Jonathan Morris
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Part of: Short Trips: Past Tense
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The Thief of Sherwood was the sixth short story in the Short Trips anthology Short Trips: Past Tense. It was written by Jonathan Morris. It featured the First Doctor, Susan, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.

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The Doctor's TARDIS materialises in a dark cell. The Doctor and his companions find themselves in the dungeon of the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Doctor and Barbara head outside to explore, and Ian and Susan explore the dungeon. They find a cell containing a young lady named Marion. When they try to rescue her, they themselves are trapped. Ian and Susan learn that Ian is the exact double of Robin Hood.

Meanwhile, the Doctor and Barbara are captured by Little John and Will Scarlet, who take them to Robin. They learn that Robin and his men are outlaws who rob both the rich and the poor.

The Sheriff plans to execute Ian, thinking him to be Robin. The Doctor makes a deal with the Sheriff: Ian's safe release in exchange for the Doctor teaching the Sheriff the secrets of alchemy.

Robin and his men agree to attack Nottingham's castle to rescue Susan and Marion, but Robin is killed in the attempt.

Susan is scheduled for execution, but the Doctor has convinced Robin's men and the villagers to attack. The Sheriff flees, and Susan is rescued. Ian hands out Robin's gold to the villagers. This action, and Marion's romantic stories about Robin, are the source of the legends about Robin Hood.

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