This French-produced (but English language) series about William Tell was the perfect antidote for fans of derring-do who were bored with the umpteen versions of the Robin Hood legend.
The series starred Will Lyman, who would go on to be the voice of the narrator in those old “World’s Most Interesting Man” commercials, as the crossbow- wielding Tell.
Jeremy Clyde (of Chad & Jeremy fame) co-starred as Gessler, the tyrant Tell opposed during the Swiss Uprising against the Austrians in the 14th Century. Each episode featured William Tell and his son (the famous one with the apple on his head) defiantly foiling Gessler’s sinister machinations with the aid of fellow rebels. Continue reading