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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 Gwen (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Morgana (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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 Sir Gwaine / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2012)
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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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The sword that is forged using Kilgharah's dragon breath in season 1 is meant to be Excalibur. The sword is used several times throughout the series, but is never actually called Excalibur. It's only ever called "the sword forged in a dragon's breath." See more »

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There's an episode where a knight of the round table can be spotted with a plastic water bottle. 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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Referenced in 30 Rock: Don Geiss, America and Hope (2010) See more »

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Fantastic Family Viewing
4 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've been watching Merlin since the start, and I've just finished watching the third episode of the 13 part series, made by BBC Wales. It's absolutely brilliant and it's made Saturday family viewing that extra bit special. The third episode has been the best so far, and I can't wait to see more of this excellent show.

Regardless of the dissatisfied moaners and complainers on IMDb, this is by far one of the best British family shows the BBC has produced to date. It's that good.

Episode 4 looks even better and I have to wait another week to see it. I definitely recommend Merlin to everyone

More please! 10 Stars from me! Well Done BBC.


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