The Poisoned Chalice

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Merlin, Series 1 Episode 4 of 13

Duration: 44 minutes

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?

Credits

Voice of the Dragon
John Hurt
Gaius
Richard Wilson
Uther Pendragon
Anthony Head
Nimueh
Michelle Ryan
Merlin
Colin Morgan
Arthur
Bradley James
Gwen
Angel Coulby
Morgana
Katie McGrath
Bayard
Clive Russell
Dungeon Guard
Jamie Kenna
Writer
Ben Vanstone
Actor
Richard Wilson

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