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