Innumerable movies, television series, and even radio dramas have brought the fascinating legend of Robin Hood to life. But what of the historical truth behind the tales of Sherwood Forest? As produced by and originally aired on The History Channel, this documentary special asks penetrating and incisive questions about the events that cumulatively inspired the character of the rogue thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. The program suggests that Robin Hood originated from not one but a whole array of characters stretching back in time to the Crusades era. Ridley Scott produced this documentary in tandem with his big screen Universal Pictures opus Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett; the documentary includes extracts from the film, and interview footage featuring Crowe, Scott, and various historians.