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William Tell 

Crossbow (original title)
In Switzerland in the 14th Century, William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler. Having split the apple on his son's head with his crossbow, much to Gessler's ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Will Lyman ...  William Tell 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ...  Gov. Hermann Gessler 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Nick Brimble ...  Horst / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
David Barry Gray ...  Matthew Tell / ... 72 episodes, 1987-1989
Hans Meyer ...  Tyroll 72 episodes, 1987-1989
John Otway John Otway ...  Conrad 71 episodes, 1987-1989
Dana Barron ...  Eleanor 59 episodes, 1987-1989
Guy Rolfe ...  The Emperor / ... 51 episodes, 1988-1989
Bertie Cortez Bertie Cortez ...  Ambrose 47 episodes, 1987-1989
Bernard Spiegel Bernard Spiegel ...  Weevil 47 episodes, 1987-1989
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In Switzerland in the 14th Century, William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler. Having split the apple on his son's head with his crossbow, much to Gessler's chagrin, there is no stopping William Tell's legendary strength and skill. Written by GusF

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30 August 1987 (France) See more »

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Ballesta See more »

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(72 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the story william tell See more »

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Edited into Crossbow: The Movie (1989) See more »

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Straight through the Apple
(Main Title Theme)
by Stanislas Syrewicz
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Adventures of WT and Crossbow
4 September 2006 | by joanmanSee all my reviews

Hello I am surprised to see there are a TV movie and a TV series. The first one (Adventures of William Tell) is a TV movie from 1986. Then we have the TV series known as Crossbow (1987-1989). It's very rare not to see Tell and Gessler on the credits in Crossbow. Nor Horst. But they were there. Will Lyman as William Tell and Jeremy Clyde as Gov. Hermann Gessler were two great characters, two great actors.

I saw the TV series in Barcelona some years ago. I remember it was a great series. I don't remember a "end" for the series. Last episodes were very dark and confusing. I'm almost sure there was no last episode showing Gessler's death. More comments, please!


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