Theme music composer
Country of origin
First episode date
21 February 1958
Number of episodes
Final episode date
21 March 1961
Number of seasons
Edmund PurdomAdrienne CorriRoland Bartrop
The Adventures of Robin, The Four Just Men, The Adventures of Sir Lan, Interpol Calling, The Buccaneers
Sword of freedom intro s1 1957
Sword of Freedom was a 1958 drama adventure series for a family audience. Like several of its predecessors (most notably The Adventures of Robin Hood), it was produced by Sapphire Films for ITC Entertainment and fitted into the same swashbuckler genre as previous productions. It ran for 39 half-hour monochrome episodes.
Sword of freedom
Marco del Monte is a young Republican artist living in sixteenth century Renaissance Florence. The city is ruled by the tyrant Duke de Medici. Marco's girlfriend is Angelica, a beautiful former pickpocket. Sandro is Marco's friend and confidant. Machiavelli is the Duke's advisor, and Captain Rodrigo is the head of the Medici forces. The series depicts the struggles of the Republicans to combat the attempts of the Duke to strengthen his position and make himself a dictator.
Cast and characters
Filmed during 1957-1958. Production Nos 101, 117-139 at Walton Studios, Walton on Thames, England and 102-108 at Alliance Film Studios, Twickenham, England
The theme music to Sword of Freedom was composed by Eric Spear, more famous for his haunting theme for Coronation Street.
Network DVD released the series on a 5-disc region 2 set in June 2010.