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6.2/10 TV

Theme music composer  Eric Spear
Country of origin  United Kingdom
First episode date  21 February 1958
Network  ITV
Number of episodes  39
7.6/10 IMDb

Created by  Hannah Weinstein
Composer(s)  Eric Spear
Original language(s)  English
Final episode date  21 March 1961
Number of seasons  2
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Starring  Edmund PurdomAdrienne CorriRoland Bartrop
Cast  Adrienne Corri, Martin Benson
Similar  The Adventures of Robin, The Four Just Men, The Adventures of Sir Lan, Interpol Calling, The Buccaneers

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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.

Contents

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Plot

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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

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  • Edmund Purdom as Marco del Monte
  • Adrienne Corri as Angelica
  • Roland Bartrop as Sandro
  • Martin Benson as the Duke de Medici
  • Kenneth Hyde as Machiavelli
  • Recurring characters

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  • Derek Sydney as Captain Rodrigo
  • Monica Stevenson as Francesca de Medici (De Medici's sister)
  • Andrew Keir Edward Atienza as Leonardo da Vinci
  • Kevin Stoney as Niccolo the innkeeper

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    Guest stars included Joan Plowright Peter Wyngarde, Charles Gray, Paul Eddington, Brian Nissen, Patrick Troughton, Kenneth Williams and Roger Delgado.

    Episode list

    Airdate is for ATV Midlands ITV regions varied date and order. Production order as the Network DVD

    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

    Music

    The theme music to Sword of Freedom was composed by Eric Spear, more famous for his haunting theme for Coronation Street.

    DVD

    Network DVD released the series on a 5-disc region 2 set in June 2010.

    References

    Sword of Freedom Wikipedia


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