"New Friends and Old Enemies"

Production #
Original U.S. Airdate
May 12, 2002
Original Canadian Airdate
Running time
Written by
Toby Roberts
Directed by
Luc Bihan


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Official Synopsis

Martin and friends survive the storm and as the sun begins to shine they paddle towards the shore-- but they have become separated from Brome and Felldoh, who they fear have drowned. Druwp saves his skin by raising the alarm and revealing Martin's escape. Skalrag must admit some prisoners have escaped by sea. Felldoh and Brome are washed ashore-- alive. Seeking shelter, they discover a band of strolling players, the Rambling Rosehip Players, and meet Ballaw de Quincewold their leader and the tough badger Rowanoak. Martin and friends also struggle ashore only to be captured by Queen Amballa and her pygmy shrews. They are prisoners and slaves again!

The friends are forced to look after the pygmy shrew children-- and Martin saves Dinjer from an attack by a gannet. In return, they are awarded their freedom and they set off again for Noonvale. They are unaware that Felldoh, Brome and the Rosehip Players are planning a dramatic rescue attempt to free the remaining slaves by infiltrating Marshank as wandering performers-- or that Clogg and Badrang have decided to join forces to ensure that there will be no escape for the remaining slaves and that those who have already escaped will be recaptured.

Differences from Martin the Warrior

  • In the book, Pallum is male, but the character is female in the TV series.
  • Skalrag was tickle tortured after he proved himself disloyal to Badrang, which lead to his death when dangling above Marshank's gates. In the book, Skalrag was tortured by stretching on a rack and then killed above the gates of Marshank by being used for target practice for poison tipped arrows.
  • In the book, after Martin saved Dinjer's life, by shoving him off a cliff edge where the gannet's nest was located and into a waiting net constructed by Martin's group below, Dinjer attacked Martin with a stick, to which Queen Amballa defended Martin by smacking Dinjer and calling him a stupid little beast.
  • During the rehearsal of the Rambling Rosehip Players, the lyrics are shortened from the book.


And now, let's talk about villains. The villains in Redwall, really are bullies, that's what makes a villain.

I don't like villains, do you?

Segments include:

  • "Villains: Clogg & Badrang"
  • "Composers Jack Procher and Daniel Fernandez: How Music is Created"
  • "Pirate Money"

Redwall TV Featurette New Friends and Old Enemies

The Redwall TV Series, Season 3

01 Captured | 02 The Return of Clogg | 03 Escape from Marshank | 04 New Friends and Old Enemies | 05 The Play's the Thing | 06 Freedom and Monsters | 07 The Great Escapes | 08 From Marsh to Mountain Heights | 09 Heroes and Fools | 10 Tunnel Vision | 11 Felldoh's Revenge | 12 Battlefield Marshank | 13 Rose of Noonvale

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