Robin Hood – Did Djaq get rid of Friar Tuck?

Anjali Jay as Djaq

It seems that Djaq is the replacement to Friar Tuck who is in the latest Robin Hood series on the BBC.  I am enjoying the series a lot.  The Sheriff of Nottingham is truly evil and narcissistic. I like seeing him foiled in his plans.  However, I have only seen negative representations of the church and the absence of Friar Tuck completely.  Friar Tuck brought wise advice in the older tales.  He also brought healing and an emodiment of a lively spirituality which contrasted with the stale religion of the church.  The healing is done by Djaq in this latest retelling.  Her knowledge comes from her scientist father.  the spiritual element of life is covered by the woman who raised Robin.  She is portrayed as a witch.  Why do we have these changes?

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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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1 Response to Robin Hood – Did Djaq get rid of Friar Tuck?

  1. hand_carved says:

    Have you read Stephen Lawhead’s new series on the legend of Hood? I think it’s exceptional. It seems to possess a very balanced reality of positive and negative concerning the church and spirituality. I was hoping that this BBC Robin Hood series would be more on par with that, but was a bit disappointed. we only watched the first few episodes, however.

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