The Legend of King Arthur (1979– )

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The classic story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

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Andrew Burt ...
 King Arthur (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Queen Guinevere (7 episodes, 1979)
Maureen O'Brien ...
 Morgan le Fay (7 episodes, 1979)
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 Lancelot (7 episodes, 1979)
Geoffrey Bateman ...
 Gawain (6 episodes, 1979)
Peter Burroughs ...
 Branic (6 episodes, 1979)
Steve Hodson ...
 Mordred (6 episodes, 1979)
Godfrey James ...
 Bors (6 episodes, 1979)
Niall Padden ...
 Agravain (5 episodes, 1979)
Archie Tew ...
 Gareth (5 episodes, 1979)
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 Margaret (3 episodes, 1979)
Denis Carey ...
 King Pelles (2 episodes, 1979)
Jon Croft ...
 Lot (2 episodes, 1979)
Anthony Dutton ...
 Accolon (2 episodes, 1979)
Robert Eddison ...
 Merlin (2 episodes, 1979)
Tom Kelly ...
 Bedivere (2 episodes, 1979)
Kevin Stoney ...
 Hermit (2 episodes, 1979)
Amanda Wissler ...
 Eleanor (2 episodes, 1979)
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Doctor Sid Sutton- Who
9 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The production was released on a shortened BBC video in 1985. Three of the Sutton Hoo style helmets were sold at the BBC costume auction in North Acton in the early 1990's where they came into my possession.

The BBC video is Coded BBCV 9024 and coincidentally regarding the Sutton Hoo style(who?) the cover is designed by Dr Who (Hoo) title sequence designer Sid SUTTON (eighties late Baker-Davison style titles) funny old world eh?

Another Dr Who related feature is the appearance of Maureen O'Brien as Morgan Le fey. Maureen played the first Doctor's assistant Vicki after the departure of Carole Anne Ford. A petite actress Maureen spends much of her time playing opposite a


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