Robin Hood 2006 : Should there be a Friar Tuck? Vote now.
As the BBC went into production on Robin Hood they announced their decision to drop the Friar Tuck character.
Friar Tuck was the most educated of the outlaws, certainly with the ability to read and a basic knowledge of the law. These skills were a great asset to the outlaws, and his religion also helped provide some spiritual counselling for the men. He quite probably had some medical training from his time in the Abbey. But he was also an excellent swordsman, almost the match of Robin himself. And yes it's true he had an insatiable appetite for good food and wine (and some say an eye for the ladies), together with a fiery temper. However, in spite of the BBC's claims, Friar Tuck was never an object of fun. He was both loved and respected, as all prior versions of the story show.
So, do you think series 2 should introduce a Friar? Or do you think, in this day and age, it's not appropriate? Or maybe you think it's just not necessary anyway? Simple vote. Yes or No.
Polls Now Closed. Result:
92% of you wanted to see a new Friar Tuck introduced to the series, and restored to his rightful place in the legend. BBC, are you listening?