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Merlin 

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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Hurt ...  The Dragon / ... 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Colin Morgan ...  Merlin 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Bradley James ...  Arthur 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Richard Wilson ...  Gaius 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Angel Coulby ...  Gwen 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Katie McGrath ...  Morgana 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Anthony Head ...  Uther Pendragon 43 episodes, 2008-2012
Rupert Young ...  Sir Leon 39 episodes, 2009-2012
Eoin Macken ...  Sir Gwaine / ... 30 episodes, 2010-2012
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Storyline

Young Merlin (Colin Morgan) is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius (Richard Wilson), King Uther Pendragon's (Anthony Head's) learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown Prince, Arthur (Bradley James), whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by KGF Vissers

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BBC [UK] | NBC | See more »

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo (seasons 1-3)| Dolby Digital (season 4-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The series was influenced by Smallville (2001). The producers said that it provided the idea that Merlin would see a "Camelot that existed before its golden age". See more »

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There's an episode where a knight of the round table can be spotted with a plastic water bottle. See more »

Quotes

The Dragon: [voiceover] In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name... Merlin.
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) See more »

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Merlin
13 October 2008 | by George-Kornikoski-1See all my reviews

I would love to see more than one season devoted to this masterpiece of a TV series. Each episode gets better and better. It's obvious the writing is great and the scripts are masterpieces. Keep up the great work. Certainly looking forward to the next episode where Lancelot is brought in to the storyline. Great cast too. I too note Merlin and Arthur are becoming closer to each other on a friendship basis. The show has a lot of good emotion in it. Good action and that right touch of keeping you on the edge, like what is going to happen next. I really like that. Just like Robin Hood, keeps you on the edge. Another great television series.


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