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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 The Dragon / ... (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Merlin (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Arthur (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Gaius (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Uther Pendragon / ... (43 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sir Leon (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
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Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon'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, whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by KGF Vissers

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Bradley James had a dream of becoming a football/soccer player as a child.Although he has chosen the acting career instead, he still likes to play football/soccer occasionally - this time for charity only. See more »

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The actors in the show all wear shoes with arched soles, despite arched soles only being invented in 1864 for the U.S. Army, over a millenia later. See more »

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[introduction to each episode]
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 boy. His name... Merlin.
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The best new family TV drama for many years
3 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Everyone associated with this magnificent production deserve awards - the series is simply superb entertainment on every level. The cast is excellent - although when it started one wanted to see the traditional story of Arthur and Excalibur and Lancelot unfold, the sheer chemistry of the current cast are so enjoyable, that I now dread the demise of King Uther, as Anthony Head is absolutely compelling in this role - by far the best thing I've ever seen him do. Merlin, Arthur, even Richard Wilson as Gaius against all the odds, are all brilliantly cast and played.

In many ways this reminds me of the unexpectedly addictive power of the original Star Trek series when it first appeared - only this is far better acted, far better cast, and far better written.

In my opinion one of the very best new things to hit British TV screens for many many years.


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