There's a great article on the BBC TV Blog at the moment by Rachel Knight, the co-producer of hit family drama Merlin.

In her blog article, Rachel describes working on the production, from watching the behind-the-scenes magic to working on different locations in both France and Wales.

Richard Wilson as Gaius and Colin Morgan as Merlin

Though the castle used for the mythological Camelot is Château De Pierrefonds, situated on the southeast edge of the Forest of Compiègne, north of Paris, there are many Welsh locations used in the filming of each series. As Rachel says:

"We're fortunate that there are so many fantastic locations on our doorstep. From the ruins of Neath Abbey, to the wilds of Trefil, Merlin just wouldn't be the same without them.

"They need to be pretty spectacular to stand up to the Château, but I'd say they more than hold their own."

Read the rest of the article on the BBC TV Blog.

You can learn more about Merlin and Arthur in early Welsh literature on the BBC Wales Arts site, and read about the connections between Wales and King Arthur on the BBC Wales History website.

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