CUT TO a MAN in modern dress standing outside a castle. He speaks straight to CAMERA in a documentary kind of way.
SUPERIMPOSE CAPTION: A Very Famous Historian.
HISTORIAN’S SPEECH: Defeat at the castle seems to have utterly disheartened King Arthur … The ferocity of the French taunting took him completely by surprise and Arthur became convinced that a new strategy was required if the quest for the Holy Grail were to be brought to a successful conclusion. Arthur, having consulted his closest knights, decided that they should separate, and search for the Grail individually. Now, this is what they did. No sooner…
A KNIGHT rides into shot and hacks him to the ground. He rides off.
We stay for a moment on the glade. A MIDDLE-AGED LADY in a C. & A. twin-set emerges from the trees and looks in horror at the body of her HUSBAND.
MRS HISTORIAN: FRANK!
CUT TO animated frame, with the words “The Tale of Sir Robin” on it. Pleasant pastoral music. MIX THROUGH TO:
VOICE: “The Tale Of Sir Robin”