Crossbow (TV series)

Crossbow is a 1987 historical drama action adventure television series that aired on CBN Cable Network. The series was produced by Steven North and Richard Schlesinger for Robert Halmi Inc., in co-production with French television network FR3, and filmed entirely on location in France.

Crossbow
Series title over a flaming background
Genre
Created byAnthony Horowitz
StarringWill Lyman
Hans Meyer
Guy Rolfe
John Otway
Bernard Spiegel
Nick Brimble
Bertie Cortez
David Barry Gray
Dana Barron
Jeremy Clyde
ComposerStanislas Syrewicz
Country of origin
  • France
  • United Kingdom
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes72
Production
Executive producers
  • Mark Greenside
  • Simon Oakes
Running time25–27 minutes
Release
Original networkCBN Cable Network
Original releaseAugust 30, 1987 (1987-08-30) –
February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)[citation needed]

Crossbow follows the adventures of William Tell (Will Lyman) and takes place in the 14th-century in Switzerland.[1] William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler (Jeremy Clyde). As Governor (Landburgher in the original story) of Austria, Gessler plans to stop the Swiss uprising. Having split the apple on his son's head with his crossbow, much to Gessler's chagrin, there is no stopping William Tell's legendary strength and skill.

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EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1987–88)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Banquet"George MihalkaEdithe Swensen & Steven BawolAugust 30, 1987 (1987-08-30)
22"The Prisoner"George MikalkaEdithe Swensen & Steven BawolSeptember 6, 1987 (1987-09-06)
33"The Little Soldier"John David ColesAnthony HorowitzSeptember 13, 1987 (1987-09-13)
44"The Scavengers"TBATBASeptember 20, 1987 (1987-09-20)
55"Reunion"TBATBASeptember 27, 1987 (1987-09-27)
66"Albion"George MikalkaEdithe Swensen & Steven BawolOctober 4, 1987 (1987-10-04)
77"Sanctuary"TBATBAOctober 11, 1987 (1987-10-11)
88"The Dukes of Zharinghen"TBATBAOctober 18, 1987 (1987-10-18)
99"The Bet"Paul StanleyEdithe SwensenOctober 25, 1987 (1987-10-25)
1010"The Stallion"TBATBANovember 1, 1987 (1987-11-01)
1111"The Impostor"TBATBANovember 8, 1987 (1987-11-08)
1212"The Pass"Allan GoldsteinEdithe SwensenNovember 15, 1987 (1987-11-15)
1313"Misalliance"Allan GoldsteinEdithe SwensenNovember 22, 1987 (1987-11-22)
1414"The Alchemist"David KappesHarry KappesNovember 29, 1987 (1987-11-29)
1515"Possessed!"TBATBADecember 6, 1987 (1987-12-06)
1616"The Moor: Part 1"John David ColesMark Princi & Anthony HorowitzDecember 13, 1987 (1987-12-13)
1717"The Moor: Part 2"John David ColesMark Princi & Anthony HorowitzDecember 20, 1987 (1987-12-20)
1818"The Four Horsemen"George MihalkaStory by : Bernard Frangin
Teleplay by : Steven Bawol & Anthony Horowitz
December 27, 1987 (1987-12-27)
1919"The Citadel"TBATBAJanuary 3, 1988 (1988-01-03)
2020"The Princess"TBATBAJanuary 10, 1988 (1988-01-10)
2121"Lotus"TBATBAJanuary 17, 1988 (1988-01-17)
2222"The Physician"TBATBAJanuary 24, 1988 (1988-01-24)
2323"The Handmaiden"Jacques MetheRanald GrahamJanuary 31, 1988 (1988-01-31)
2424"The Rebirth"TBATBAFebruary 7, 1988 (1988-02-07)

Season 2 (1988–89)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
25 1 Nightmare 3 September 1988
26 2 Birthright 10 September 1988
27 3 Trolls 17 September 1988
28 4 Nemesis 24 September 1988
29 5 The Pit 1 October 1988
30 6 The Rock 8 October 1988
31 7 The Taking of Castle Tanner 15 October 1988
32 8 Fear 22 October 1988
33 9 The Emperor: Part 1 29 October 1988
34 10 The Emperor: Part 2 29 October 1988
35 11 The Lost Crusader 5 November 1988
36 12 Exit the Dragon 12 November 1988
37 13 Actors 19 November 1988
38 14 Seekers of the Soul 26 November 1988
39 15 Masterplan 3 December 1988
40 16 Ladyship 10 December 1988
41 17 The Promised Land 17 December 1988
42 18 Rejection 24 December 1988
43 19 Message to Geneva 7 January 1989
44 20 The Electors 14 January 1989
45 21 The Inquisitor 21 January 1989
46 22 Amnesty 28 January 1989
47 23 Blood Brothers 4 February 1989
48 24 Betrayal 11 February 1989

Season 3 (1989)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
49 1 The Touch 1989
50 2 Spirit of Rebellion 1989
51 3 Insurrection 1989
52 4 Doppelganger 1989
53 5 Trail Break 1989
54 6 The Mission 1989
55 7 The Bounty Twins 1989
56 8 The Gods 1989
57 9 Gansari's Zombies 1989
58 10 The Shadow 1989
59 11 Gorian the Spider 1989
60 12 Forbidden Fruit 1989
61 13 The Lost City 1989
62 14 The Bridge 1989
63 15 Silver Rider 1989
64 16 The Children 1989
65 17 The Magician 1989
66 18 Wind Wagon 1989
67 19 Goldilocks 1989
68 20 Amazon 1989
69 21 Head Hunters 1989
70 22 Forbidden Land 1989
71 23 The Moment of Truth: Part 1 1989
72 24 The Moment of Truth: Part 2 1989

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Howard Maxford, Hammer Complete : The Films, The Personnel, The Company. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2019 ISBN 9781476670072 (p. 632)

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