Episodes cast for
"Arthur of the Britons" (1972) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1 | 2
Year: 1972 | 1973

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Arthur Is Dead

6 December 1972
While Cerdig the Saxon chief leads his warriors further and further into Celtic territory, Arthur tricks the warring Celtic chieftains into banding together to repel the invaders.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Gift of Life

13 December 1972
Two orphaned Saxon children drift into Arthur's village, and Kai, as the only Saxon amongst Arthur's men, is ordered to return them to their home. All goes well until the children innocently tell the villagers who Kai is.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Challenge

20 December 1972
Arthur has to deal with two cousins who, instead of guarding their villages as ordered, spend their time fighting over their inheritance, thus allowing the Saxons to attack.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Penitent Invader

27 December 1972
Newly converted to Christianity, Rolf uses the forgiveness offered by the new religion to continue indulging his violent excesses. Llud tries some old Mithraic penances to try to change his ways.

Season 1, Episode 5: People of the Plough

3 January 1973
On his way to acquire weapons from a weapons-maker in another village, Kai helps a Saxon woman whose husband, unbeknown to her, has been captured by the very man Kai is going to see.
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud
Mark Edwards ... Rulf
Mike Pratt ... Mordant
Valerie Van Ost ... Freya (as Valerie Ost)
Geoffrey Russell ... Kyn

Season 1, Episode 6: The Duel

10 January 1973
With the chiefs banded together under Arthur's leadership, the Celts head for battle with the Saxons. Complications occur when Llud accidentally kills Mark of Cornwall's lieutenant.

Season 1, Episode 7: The Pupil

17 January 1973
The son of a man Arthur killed in battle seeks him out to learn how to fight, ostensibly to guard his people, in reality to take revenge. Part way through his training he realises Arthur is the man he wants to kill.

Season 1, Episode 8: Rolf the Preacher

24 January 1973
When Rolf, the preacher, arrives at a village, he causes trouble for Arthur because he preaches against war and fighting. Arthur is soon running out of warriors. The aggressive Mark of Cornwall is trying to solve the problem through force.
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud

Brian Blessed ... Mark of Cornwall

Clive Revill ... Rolf
Patti Love ... Gladwen
Robert Tayman ... First Man
Keith Varnier ... Second Man
Hugh Smith-Marriott ... Lendor (as Hugh Smith-Marriot)
Mel Davies ... Maeren

Season 1, Episode 9: Enemies and Lovers

31 January 1973
Arthur and Kai arrive at a village, whereupon Kai finds an old flame, Athel. The two then decided to get married. However, several of the villagers are plotting against Arthur.
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud

Esmond Knight ... Athel
Hilary Heath ... Goda (as Hilary Dwyer)
Mark Eden ... Morcant
Robert Russell ... Warrior
Meic Stevens ... Minstrel

Rex Holdsworth ... Villager
Peter Richardson ... Tarn

Season 1, Episode 10: The Slaves

7 February 1973
Arthur and Kai arrive at a village where the Saxons have attacked. All the men in the village have been enslaved and sent to the mines. Kai then takes Arthur and Llud prisoner to instigate a revolt in the slaves.
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud
Anthony Bailey ... Rodolph
Adrian Cairns ... Heardred

David Prowse ... Col (as Dave Prowse)

Deborah Watling ... Thuna
Dominique Fleming ... Frith
Karin MacCarthy ... Mair
Jack Cooper ... Ensel (as Jackie Cooper)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Wood People

14 February 1973
A Saxon ex-gladiator kidnaps two children of the wandering herbalist Wood People tribe, and will only return them in exchange for Arthur. It takes both Arthur's own warriors and the herbalists to save the day.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Prize

21 February 1973
Arthur tricks Mark of Cornwall into travelling into Saxon territory with him and a small band of warriors, all disguised as Saxons, in order to retrieve a great treasure. But the treasure is not quite what Mark has been led to believe.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: The Swordsman

12 September 1973
Morged, seething at being forced to ally with Arthur, demands Kai be handed over on a fake murder charge. Arthur refuses, demanding the right of single combat instead. Morged deputises Karn, the best swordsman in the land, to fight for him.

Season 2, Episode 2: Rowena

19 September 1973
After many of his are stolen, Arthur visits Yorath the Jute to buy more horses. Yorath demands that Arthur escort his feisty, reluctant daughter Rowena to her betrothed, Hecla, as payment for them.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Prisoner

26 September 1973
Kai discovers that the injured Saxon Mark of Cornwall is hunting is a childhood friend from before the death of his parents and the destruction of his village, and may be able to tell him who he really is.

Season 2, Episode 4: Some Saxon Women

3 October 1973
The Greek trader demands 5 Saxon women as payment for the huge cask of good wine he delivers to Yorath. Rowena naturally objects. Can Arthur save the day without destroying his hard-won alliance with the Jutes?

Season 2, Episode 5: Go Warily

10 October 1973
Brandreth the Celt wishes to ally with Arthur to improve his own security. His twin brother Gavron feels quite differently. How does Llud's dream/premonition affect the issue?
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud

Tom Baker ... Brandreth / Gavron
Colin Rix ... Kellas
Alfred Maron ... Cador

David Prowse ... Brosk (as Dave Prowse)
Sally James ... Lenni
Jeremy Taylor ... Minstrel
Michael Ely ... Guard

Season 2, Episode 6: The Marriage Feast

17 October 1973
Rowena, Yorath's feisty daughter, is determined to marry Mark of Cornwall, who only wants her for her land. Yorath strikes a deal with Arthur: he will stop Saxons sneaking into his territory if Arthur stops the marriage.

Season 2, Episode 7: In Common Cause

24 October 1973
Saxon livestock is dying of pestilence: Amlodd the monk has the solution, but it requires the Celts and Saxons to work together. Cerdig is unhappy about the drastic action needed, and demands a hostage to ensure that Arthur keeps his word.

Season 2, Episode 8: Six Measures of Silver

31 October 1973
Kurk, an old friend of Llud's, is out to sell 3 prime cattle. Rowena wants to buy. However, on the way back to Yorath, Rowena and Llud are set on by the man who Kurk stole the cattle from originally. Then matters get complicated.
Oliver Tobias ... Arthur

Michael Gothard ... Kai
Jack Watson ... Llud
Michael Craig ... Kurk
Gila von Weitershausen ... Rowena (as Gila)

Peter Copley ... Berthold
Reg Lye ... Cattle Dealer
Victor Platt ... Buyer
Jeannie Fisher ... Bron
David Brierly ... Hurn (as David Brierley)
Fred Wedlock ... Minstrel

Season 2, Episode 9: Daughter of the King

7 November 1973
Eithna, daughter of Bavick, chief of his people and 'a Celt who kills Celts', is thrown by her horse on Arthur's lands and captured. Arthur seeks to use her as a ransom for Bavick to ally to him. Eithna has different ideas.

Season 2, Episode 10: The Games

14 November 1973
At the annual Celtic Games, Mark of Cornwall tries to use the event to renege on his alliance with Arthur, but things do not go as he has planned.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Treaty

21 November 1973
A large army of Scots is threatening Celtic lands. Arthur tries to bring Cerdig the Saxon into his alliance with Yorath the Jute, so their combined warriors can fight off the invaders.

Season 2, Episode 12: The Girl from Rome

28 November 1973
The haughty, high-born Roman, Benedicta, is shipwrecked and found wandering Arthur's lands. Rescued by Kai and Llud, she is reluctantly welcomed into Arthur's camp. Against their will, she and Arthur find themselves growing close.

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