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Man in Armour, The

1 9 5 1 – 1 9 5 2 (UK)
12 x 30 minute episodes

Bruce Gordon starred as Sir Archibald Willow, a 500-year-old Arthurian knight who is kept alive by his magic armour.

His mission is to wander through the centuries in search of Isolde (June Sylvaine), the beautiful daughter of a wicked magician who has vowed to kill Archibald.

The lonely knight is only safe as long as he never removes his suit of armour.

When the story opens, Archie finds himself in an antique shop run by Theodore Hubble (John Warrington) and befriends Hubble’s two children, Ronnie (Barry McGregor) and Rona (June Allen).

The Man In Armour was written by Godfrey Harrison and produced by Rex Tucker and proved popular enough for a second series the following year.

Sir Archibald Willow (‘Archie’), The Man in Armour
Bruce Gordon
June Allen
Barry MacGregor
Theodore Hubble
John Warrington
Sappho Holyrood
Neil Wilson
June Sylvaine
Ian Rowland (Roly)
Sean Barrett
Mr Mervyn
Kynaston Reeves