A superb actor and every bit as much the reason for the success of Catweazle's first series as Geoffrey Bayldon, Richard Carpenter or anyone else involved. Pitch perfect performance - and it was a real loss that we didn't get to see more of Carrot in that hoped for Third Series.
So tragic that he passed on at such a young age, but at least he lived long enough for the Fan Club to reconnect him with Catweazle and Geoffrey and to make him realise just how loved and admired he was by thousands of fans of the series.
Totally natural as Carrot and terrific in anything else he appeared in.
I agree, he was the perfect partner to Catweazle - no doubt about it. Completely natural and perfect reactions and expressions!
Robin was so modest with it - such a tragedy to lose him so early. Once again, he found our club quite late, but once found, he loved it dearly and indeed coming to one last Catweazle weekend was one of his final wishes - quite remarkable and very humbling. Sadly it was a request cruelly denied to him. Although I feel that to see him in his condition would have been totally heart breaking for us all.
Incidentally, did you know that Robin appeared regularly in the Morecambe and Wise shows early on. He came on at the end with a ladder!
Years later he went passed the pair at Broadcasting house, but thinking they would not remember or recognise him, he said nothing as he past by. Eric turned round and said " oh aren't you going to talk to us then?" Robin was chuffed that they did indeed remember him well - lovely.
Robin was also in a 6 part series that was aired by the BBC in 1967 called 'Blandings Castle' as he (Robin) mentions in the short documentary about Catweazle called 'Brothers in Magic'.
(whether he was in all episodes or just one or some is not known)
Although, on the IMDB website, he is not credited!
... The actual footage of Blandings Castle isn't available as it was wiped by the BBC
Interestingly, Freddy Foote who plays Arthur Skinner in the 12th episode of the first series of Catweazle 'The Wisdom of Solomon' does get a mention in the IMDB website as playing in the first episode of Blandings Castle!
As Chas will know from our private chats, it appears that several early credits for Robin have slipped under the radar in the computer age, when so much information is at our fingertips, because in Robin's earliest TV work he acted using his birthname of Robert Davies.
These roles included Give a Dog a Bone (1965), Mrs Thursday (1966) and - probably - Public Eye (1968).
I say 'probably' because there's a fly in the ointment - there was another actor using the same name Robert Davies at the time and some of the roles on this list below might not be Robin.
The character in the Public Eye episode was a schoolboy, so at 14 it probably was 'our' Robin. Even more likely due to the fact the character is called Alun Fielding, meaning he was quite likely meant to be Welsh - and our Robin was born in Wales.