"The Great Escapes"

Production #
Original U.S. Airdate
June 16, 2002
Original Canadian Airdate
Running time
Written by
Toby Roberts
Directed by
Luc Bihan


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Official Synopsis

Rose and friends battle the fearsome Mirdop only to discover it is a giant doll created by timid rabbits to frighten away intruders. Upon learning of Martin's mission the rabbits agree to help the travelers and warn them of cannibal lizards and, even worse, The Warden of Marshwood Hill. At Marshank the slaves and the players flee but one of them, Celandine, goes missing. Clogg leaves Marshank after an argument with Badrang and strumbles across Celandine. Meanwhile Martin and friends are captured by slow worms and dragged into the cannibal lizard's lair. The lizards feed them-- but it soon becomes clear that it is to fatten them up for eating. When they hear the approach of a giant bird, they assume they are to be its victims.

Rowanoak and Ballaw save Celandine from Clogg's corsairs, forcing him to retreat to the fortress. Naive young Brome decides he too will be a warrior and heads for Marshank and, what he hopes to be, great deeds. Martin and friends face the bird-- it's none other than the Warden. The fierce law-keeper rescues them from the lizards and offers to guide them-- but is unable to as he is attacked in his sleep by choking snakes.

Differences from Martin the Warrior

  • In the book, the Warden eats the lizards, instead of throwing them into the river.
  • The cannibal lizards tie nooses around the prisoners' necks in the book, but in the series, they tie their paws.
  • In the book, Clogg's vermin are impaled by the Fur and Freedom Fighters' javelins, while in the episode, they are simply knocked on the head.


Segments include:

  • "The Warden"
  • "Pirate Rules & Punishments"
  • "Background Artists Don Gauthier & Gary Hunt"

Redwall TV Featurette The Great Escapes

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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