Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his
people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham.
Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts
the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin
soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff
is with bow and arrow - even if it means sacrificing his lands
and becoming an outlaw...
You Tolerate This? is a 2-disc CD collection. Kirsty Neale
has adapted Dominic Minghella's original script for the TV
series into a script that works as an audio book.
tale starts as Robin, Earl of Huntingdon, returns home from
the Crusades to find a very different place than he left.
It's been five year's since he was last home. Robin has to
make a difficult choice. Will he compromise his values of
honour and justice and fit in with the new, corrupt, order
or make a stand to save innocent lives - four of his own peasants
who he has been ordered to hang?
release sees an action packed adventure read by Richard Armitage,
who plays Guy of Gisborne in the BBC TV series. What's
interesting for fans of the TV series is that BBC Audio has
also included an extra on this 2-disc CD release in the form
of a bonus interview with Richard Armitage, giving an exclusive
behind-the-scenes account of filming for the BBC show... or
so the blurb on the back of the CD case promised. In truth
what we get is a six-minute casual chat. Just under 50 percent
of this is taken up with Armitage talking about the characters
and laying out the world that Robin lives in.
Armitage's reading is fairly engaging, sadly - mainly due
to the fact that the original story was designed for the visual
media - this tale drags quite a bit. Having said that, this
will find a welcome home with anyone who is a fan of the BBC
series. It's also interesting in that it explains the origins
of Robin Hood.