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The Poisoned Chalice

Merlin, Series 1 Episode 4 of 13

The evil sorceress Nimueh (Michelle Ryan) is back to wreak havoc on Camelot. This time Merlin is her target, and she tricks the young warlock into drinking from a poisoned chalice, causing him to fall dangerously ill.

Arthur must venture to the caves deep beneath the forest of Balor to obtain the antidote, but he does not realise he is walking into a trap. Determined to thwart his quest, Nimueh does everything she can to stop him.

Can Arthur overcome these magical hurdles and make it back in time to save his friend?

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44 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Jan 2013 19:00


Role Contributor
Voice of the DragonJohn Hurt
GaiusRichard Wilson
Uther PendragonAnthony Head
NimuehMichelle Ryan
MerlinColin Morgan
ArthurBradley James
GwenAngel Coulby
MorganaKatie McGrath
BayardClive Russell
Dungeon GuardJamie Kenna
ProducerSue de Beauvoir
WriterBen Vanstone
ActorRichard Wilson

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