UK HD programming: BBC HD brings Robin Hood


RobinhoodThe BBC is starting to introduce more unique high-def content onto its schedule, including original drama.

This Saturday sees the start of Robin Hood, which is being simulcast on BBC1 and which you've probably already seen the trailers for. It stars Jonas Armstrong as Robin Hood, with support from Lucy Griffiths as Marian and Keith Allen as the Sheriff. Other cast include Richard Armitage, Harry Lloyd, Gordon Kennedy, Joe Armstrong, Sam Troughton and William Beck.

BBC HD describes it: "Full of action, humour and romance, Robin Hood outwits and delights us as he fights the authority of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham with outrageous scams, disguises, tricks and ingenuity, breathtaking archery and incredible swordplay. This exciting, brand new contemporary drama will be a unique blend of exhilarating action adventure - something for all the family on BBC HD this Autumn."

It's on a 7.05pm and again at 7.50pm this Saturday 7th October. I'm quite looking forward to this drama, though unfortunately I won't be able to view it in HD. After the transatlantic discussion of how Hollywood actors look in HD, it'll be interesting to see how our home-grown actors of stage and screen shape up on HD, and how good the set and makeup designers have been. Will also be interesting to see the comparison between the SD and HD broadcast to get a glimpse of how much better high-def drama is.

Let us know what you think of it.

Robin Hood web site

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