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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
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Series cast summary:
John Hurt ...  The Dragon / ... 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Colin Morgan ...  Merlin 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Bradley James ...  Arthur 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Richard Wilson ...  Gaius 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Angel Coulby ...  Gwen 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Katie McGrath ...  Morgana 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Anthony Head ...  Uther Pendragon 43 episodes, 2008-2012
Rupert Young ...  Sir Leon 39 episodes, 2009-2012
Eoin Macken ...  Sir Gwaine / ... 30 episodes, 2010-2012
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Storyline

Young Merlin (Colin Morgan) is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius (Richard Wilson), King Uther Pendragon's (Anthony Head's) learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown Prince, Arthur (Bradley James), whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by KGF Vissers

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You Can't Escape Destiny. See more »


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BBC [UK] | NBC | See more »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo (seasons 1-3)| Dolby Digital (season 4-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Various Game of Thrones (2011) actors and actresses have taken part in this show. This includes Joe Dempsie (Gendry) as William, John Bradley (Samwell Tarley) as Tyr Seward, Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin) as The Fisher King, Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) as Ruadan, Joseph Mawle (Benjen Stark) as Alvarr, Mackenzie Crook (Orell) as Cedric, Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) as Aredian, James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont) as Hengist, Julian Glover (Pycell) as Lochru, Ralph Ineson (Dagmer Cleftjaw) as Jarl, Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell) as Kanen, Clive Russell (Blackfish) as Bayard, Alexandra Dowling (Roslin Frey) as Kara, and Tom Hopper (Dickon Tarly) as Sir Percival. See more »

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The actors in the show all wear shoes with arched soles, despite arched soles only being invented in 1864 for the U.S. Army, over a millenia later. See more »

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The Dragon: [voiceover] In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name... Merlin.
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Better than Dr. Who
9 November 2008 | by dereknewhouseSee all my reviews

This series focuses on the young Merlin just arriving to Camelot. Who soon finds out magic is outlawed and nothing is ever easy.

Although it has it's tacky moments, the series is good clean fun that everyone can enjoy. I first saw it while traveling on the BBC, since the show does not air on American t.v. Colin Morgan is charming and maintains a steady character who is easy to like. Critics claim the series isn't accurate. I would like to remind them Camelot is a myth.

Anthony Head makes a very believable Uther Pendragon, a character you will love and loath. While any man would fall head over heels for the lovely Katie Mcgrath as Morgana. I was hooked from the first show and actually like it better than Dr. Who. The C.G.I. looks a little under funded at times, although the sets are extremely well done. Merlin is worth watching and deserves recognition on the prime time lot. I have been waiting for a good fantasy series like this for a long time.


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