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Excalibur 

A black knight crashes Arthur's coming-of-age ceremony, throwing down the gauntlet to any knight who will fight him, killing all who do, one day at a time. Gaius discovers he is Uther's ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Webb

Writers:

Julian Jones (creator), Jake Michie (creator) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Michelle Ryan ... Nimueh
Bradley James ... Arthur
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Rick English ... Black Knight
Christopher Fairbank ... Black Knight (voice)
Kyle Redmond-Jones Kyle Redmond-Jones ... Sir Owain
Sean Francis ... Sir Pellimor
Michael Cronin Michael Cronin ... Geoffrey of Monmouth
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A black knight crashes Arthur's coming-of-age ceremony, throwing down the gauntlet to any knight who will fight him, killing all who do, one day at a time. Gaius discovers he is Uther's dead brother-in-law, now a wraith summoned from the grave by the witch Nimueh, seeking revenge for the death of his sister who died giving birth to Arthur. His intent: to eventually fight and kill Uther. Merlin learns that only a special sword burnished with a dragon's fiery breath can kill the knight. To that end, he asks Gwen for the best sword her father ever forged (the sword later known as Excalibur) and asks the imprisoned dragon to burnish it. The Dragon, however, tells Merlin that, once created, only Arthur should wield it, as evil will come of it otherwise. Merlin gives his word. Unfortunately, Uther has Arthur drugged and locked in his room, preparing to face the wraith himself. With Excalibur in his hand, victory might come but would leave Uther in control of a powerful magical weapon. Written by don @ minifie-1

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dragon | sword | fight | duel | ritual | See All (12) »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Shine,BBC Wales See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The sword that kills Tristan du Bois is meant to be Excalibur, yet the sword is never actually mentioned by its real name during the entire TV series. See more »

Goofs

When Merlin tries to burn the Black Knight with magic, the knight is standing on packed ground with many footprints and there is a cobbled road nearby. The knight doesn't move at all, but when Merlin and Arthur, and later Uther look at him through the windows, he is standing on a smooth grass field with no cobbles or footprints visible. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 19 September 2009 (2009) See more »

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