The series is based on the adventures of Sir Lancelot and is set against a 12th century England.
The character of Sir Lancelot du Lac is designed as the one who fights against greed, prejudice and injustice when he was serving under King Arthur and the Round table of knights.
The series, one among the various adventure historical films from ITC series, was shown for a period of three years from 1955 to 1957 and it depicted the way Sir Lancelot and Squire Brian confront conspirators and is filmed made in the form of adventure. William Russell played the role of the legendary Sir Lancelot. The sets of the series was lavishly done based on the settings from 14th century by researching on the same at the University of Oxford despite the fact that it was 6th century when King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. A village with goats, huts and sheep was constructed in the Nettlefold studios which transported one to a period before Norman conquest. This setting was used in many other similar series from ITC including the famous The adventures of Robin Hood. For the shots outside, the Allington castle was requisitioned by the company, which with its long time history of Saxons, Romans and Ancient Britons was most suited for this kind of a series. The series was written by people including the emigrant Americans who the McCarthy subcommittee blacklisted in regards with communism in the entertainment industry of US. A small role was played by the actor Patrick McGoohan in an episode and it was in this set where he met Ralph Smart who later created the Danger Man which propelled Patrick McGoohan to glory.
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