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Epic dramatisation of the Arthurian legend starring Eva Green, Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton

About the Show

Epic dramatisation of the Arthurian legend starring Eva Green, Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Tamsin Egerton

Series 1 Summary

Arthur is pitched headlong into an unforgiving world. Can he bring hope to such a brutal kingdom? If Merlin has a vision of the future, why is Arthur's life continually in jeopardy?

  • Episode 1 - Homecoming/The Sword and the Crown Premiere

    Episode 1 - Homecoming/The Sword and the Crown Premiere

    Merlin orders King Uther's secret son Arthur to claim the throne after Uther is killed

  • Episode 2 - Guinevere

    Episode 2 - Guinevere

    After her home is ransacked, Guinevere flees to Camelot to be with her fiancé Leontes. Morgan invites Arthur to Castle Pendragon so they can get to know each other better.

  • Episode 3 - Lady of the Lake

    Episode 3 - Lady of the Lake

    Arthur is upset that he can't be with Guinevere, and in his grief, neglects his duties to the warriors. Angry with Arthur's lack of direction, Gawain shatters his sword.

  • Episode 4 - Justice

    Episode 4 - Justice

    Arthur learns that the villagers are trying to take the law into their own hands and hang a man they accuse of murder. So he tries to establish the rule of law and begins a trial.

  • Episode 5 - Three Journeys

    Episode 5 - Three Journeys

    Arthur and Guinevere bond with each other; Merlin goes to Ector's house to retrieve an essential tool for Arthur; and Morgan gains support with the people

  • Episode 6 - The Long Night

    Episode 6 - The Long Night

    Morgan invites the people of Arthur's court to Castle Pendragon for a feast, with a view of showing loyalty to her half brother. Later, an attack at the castle tests loyalties.

  • Episode 7 - Igraine

    Episode 7 - Igraine

    Morgan shapeshifts into Igraine while the real Igraine is held captive at Castle Pendragon. The men have a successful day hunting, and Leontes has a disturbing dream.

  • Episode 8 - The Battle of Bardon Pass

    Episode 8 - The Battle of Bardon Pass

    Harwel attacks one of Arthur's outposts, hoping to draw him out from Camelot to defend it. Meanwhile, Leontes is furious with Guinevere and Arthur.

  • Episode 9 - Reckoning

    Episode 9 - Reckoning

    In the series finale, Arthur is left alone to fight Harwel's men. Morgan has taken over Camelot and is stoking the rumour about Arthur and Guinevere.