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Le Morte d'Arthur 

The Questing Beast is on the loose near Camelot, and Arthur, ignoring a warning from Morgana who has dreamed that it will kill him, is bitten by the creature before Merlin slays it. Arthur ... See full summary »

Director:

David Moore

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
John Hurt ... The Dragon (voice)
Bradley James ... Arthur
Colin Morgan ... Merlin
Richard Wilson ... Gaius
Anthony Head ... Uther Pendragon
Katie McGrath ... Morgana
Angel Coulby ... Gwen
Michelle Ryan ... Nimueh
Caroline Faber ... Hunith
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Storyline

The Questing Beast is on the loose near Camelot, and Arthur, ignoring a warning from Morgana who has dreamed that it will kill him, is bitten by the creature before Merlin slays it. Arthur sinks into a coma and the Great Dragon tells Merlin he can only save him by traveling to the Isle of the Blessed. On arrival there Merlin meets the witch Nimueh, who gives him the antidote, water from the Cup of Life, but warns him that, to save Arthur's life, another must be sacrificed. Arthur drinks the water and recovers but Merlin discovers the witch was not lying - his mother is consequently endangered. This will lead to the greatest ever test of both his emotions and his magic powers as he returns for a last show-down with Nimueh. Written by don @ minifie-1

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"Le Morte d'Arthur" or "La Mort d'Arthur" to be accurate when translated from French literally means: "Arthur's Death".This title is a special tribute for some of the most famous Arthurian legends were originally written under the same false French title. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur was hunting at the beginning of the episode, Merlin's bag was on his shoulder, then it fall to his hands, but then you see it again on his shoulder after a second. See more »

Quotes

Gwen: You're not going to die, Arthur. I'm telling you. Because I know that one day you will be King. A greater king than you father could ever be. It's what keeps me going. You are going to live to be the man I've seen inside you, Arthur. I can see a Camelot that is fair and just. I can see a king that the people will love and be proud to call their sovereign. For the love of Camelot, you have to live.
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Featured in T4: Episode dated 6 September 2009 (2009) See more »

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The beginning of Legend!! - Le Morte d'Arthur
16 July 2020 | by carpenterbee-99254See all my reviews

Le Morte d'arthur - The Finale of Series 1 (Le Morte d'arthur meaning The Death of Arthur) is the conclusion to a big subplot building up throughout Series 1. While also being the beginning to others, as the show becomes bigger in scale with every tale. It's a dramatic and brilliant conclusion to the first series of Merlin and it only gets better from here!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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Shine, BBC Wales See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9
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