BBC's Merlin is a reimagining of the legend in which the future King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries. Arthur's father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot, its use punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius. Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, and Merlin develops into his colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot.
Starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Richard Wilson and Anthony Head
43 Episodes over 5 years.
Shot on Super 16mm film on Arri cameras and from 2011 on 35mm.
Produced by Julian Murphy and Johhny Capps
Produced by Shine for BBC1. 2008-2012