Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British miniseries Tales From Sherwood Forest had nothing to do with Robin Hood. Instead, the story dealt with a Nottingham café owner named Eric (Pete Postlethwaite), who was obsessed with the American movie Casablanca. Accordingly, Eric fancied himself to be the immortal Rick, while all his friends and customers took on the identities of the other Casablanca regulars in his imagination. Created by Alan Plater, the six-part, six-hour series represented the British TV debut of comic actor Stephen Tompkinson. Tales From Sherwood Forest was seen on Central Television in 1987.