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The Darkest Hour - Part 1

Episode 1 of 13

Fantasy drama series. When Morgana wrenches open the gates to the Other World, only one thing is certain - nothing will ever be the same again.

Merlin faces his toughest challenge yet when Morgana's blinkered determination threatens not only Arthur's future, but the very balance of the world. With her magic stronger than ever, the sorceress summons the mighty Callieach to tear open the veil between the worlds. Hellish creatures pour forth, killing any who succumb to their touch. With Uther a shadow of his former self, it falls to Arthur and his loyal knights, including Lancelot, to protect the kingdom. But it will take more than just swords to vanquish their enemy and Merlin is shocked to the core when he discovers the only way to restore the equilibrium requires a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.

50 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Apr 2013 12:05

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Role Contributor
Merlin Colin Morgan
Arthur Bradley James
Uther Pendragon Anthony Head
Gaius Richard Wilson
Morgause Emilia Fox
Agravaine Nathaniel Parker
Sir Lancelot Santiago Cabrera
Voice of the Dragon John Hurt
Morgana Katie McGrath
Gwen Angel Coulby
The Cailleach Gemma Jones
Sir Leon Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine Eoin Macken
Sir Elyan Adetomiwa Edun
Sir Percival Tom Hopper
Drea Katie Moore
Audrey Zee Asha
Ferryman James Greene
Rescued Child William Rowlands
Writer Julian Jones
Producer Johnny Capps
Producer Julian Murphy
Director Alice Troughton


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