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Merlin, Series 1 Episode 2 of 13

Duration: 45 minutes

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.


Colin Morgan
Voice of the Great Dragon
John Hurt
Bradley James
Uther Pendragon
Anthony Head
Richard Wilson
Knight Valiant
Will Mellor
Angel Coulby
Howard Overman
Andy Linden
Knight Valiant
Will Mellor
Katie McGrath
James Hawes


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