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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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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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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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Magic is his destiny. See more »


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The BBC had been keen on showing a drama based on the character of Merlin for some time; a year before the Shine series was initiated, Writer and Producer Chris Chibnall had been developing a project aimed at a BBC One Sunday night slot, but this was ultimately not commissioned. See more »

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Arthur's sword is always shown either inside a leather scabbard or tucked into his leather belt. Yet throughout the entire series, each time he grabs his sword to wield it, it makes a distinctive metallic scraping sound, as if withdrawn from a metal scabbard. This is physically impossible. See more »

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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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I'm still not over it
6 September 2019 | by katechunzSee all my reviews

I watched the 5 seasons in two weeks - I was completely hooked! I'm definitely going to rewatch soon as well! The secrets, suspense, magic and romance kept me hooked and on the edge of my seat! Merlin is the best character; he's adorable, beautiful, relatable and hilarious. The COMEDY literally gave me life. I LIVED and BREATHED for when Merlin did something weird or stupid! Arthur and Merlin were the best and I seriously wish there was a season six (would for real donate $2000 or my life for it).

I cried so hard when it finished and now I wish that I could erase all of my memory of the show to re-experience it again. The character development is amazing, plot is gripping and adventures are fun. The comedy is beautiful and the relationships between characters (especially Arthur and Merlin) is the best part of the show.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!

CAUTION: If you are really into the legend of King Arthur then you might not like how everyone is young and facts are a bit altered but if you can overlook all of that then you are seriously going to love "Merlin."


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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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1.78 : 1
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