Arthur is the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. Arthur struggles to weave the scattered tribes of Celts, Jutes, etc. into a ... See full summary »
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1973   1972  

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Oliver Tobias ...  Arthur 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Michael Gothard ...  Kai 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Jack Watson ...  Llud 24 episodes, 1972-1973
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Arthur is the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. Arthur struggles to weave the scattered tribes of Celts, Jutes, etc. into a union that can effectively oppose the Saxon invaders who are arriving in Britain in growing numbers. He is aided by his adoptive father, Llud, and his foster brother, Kai, who is himself a Saxon foundling. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Artur Britanski See more »

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Production Co:

Harlech Television (HTV) See more »
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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Edited into King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975) See more »

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I would like to get it on tape or DVD, too.
24 October 2004 | by Joshua LevinSee all my reviews

I was a graduate student in upstate New York, and one of the local TV stations carried this show.&nbsp; I loved the grittiness, and how it accurately portrayed people who lived close to the earth.

It also tried to portray how some of the Arthurian legends got started. &nbsp; One episode showed Arthur trying to teach a lesson in cooperation to the other chieftains.&nbsp; He had a large stone rolled over a sword, and dared the others each to get it out.&nbsp; No one man could.&nbsp; But, when they all helped by rolling the boulder off the sword, Arthur triumphantly snatched the sword.&nbsp; However, instead of appreciating the lesson, the other chieftains came to the conclusion that Arthur would take credit for their efforts.

Well, nobody's perfect, even legendary kings, but this might just be the way the "Sword in the Stone" tale began.

It was an excellent show.


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