|Behind the scenes|
Malik, portrayed by Raji James, is a Saracen prince, the nephew of Saladin himself.
He had a strong interest in the art of acupuncture, and was ambushed by Robin Hood's gang on his way to Nottingham Castle to negotiate peace between the English and the Saracens. He escaped to the castle, but Robin's gang found his tools and thought he was a torturer. However, when the sheriff turned on Malik and tried to hold him for ransom, the outlaws captured him. Malik used his knowledge of acupuncture to cure the wretched madman Harold, convincing the outlaws that his desire truly was for peace and he was no sadist. The gang helped send him safely on his way to his uncle.
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