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Merlin, Series 1 Episode 2 of 13

Fantasy period drama based on the King Arthur legend.

Camelot is hosting its annual sword tournament and knights from throughout the realm have come to compete for its coveted title. Among those hoping to win the crown is Knight Valiant. Armed with a magical shield, Valiant will stop at nothing to win his prize. Merlin tries to expose Valiant as a cheat, but even those closest to him do not believe his claims.

Battling with his faith, friendships and destiny, Merlin attempts to stop Valiant's evil scheme before Arthur becomes the next knight to die by his shield.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Sat 12 Jan 2013 19:10


Role Contributor
MerlinColin Morgan
Voice of the Great DragonJohn Hurt
ArthurBradley James
Uther PendragonAnthony Head
GaiusRichard Wilson
Knight ValiantWill Mellor
GwenAngel Coulby
ProducerSue de Beauvoir
WriterHoward Overman
StewardNicholas Gasson
MorrisEd Coleman
DevlinAndy Linden
MorganaKatie McGrath
EwanKeith Thorne
DirectorJames Hawes

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