Merlin

Merlin

2008 British fantasy-adventure television programme
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Merlin

Merlin (also known as The Adventures of Merlin) is a British fantasy-adventure drama television programme, loosely based on the Arthurian legends regarding the close relations of Merlin and King Arthur. Created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy for the BBC, it was broadcast for five series on BBC One, between 20 September 2008 to 24 December 2012. The programme starred Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath and John Hurt.

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Also known as
The Adventures of Merlin
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Created by
Julian Jones
Jake Michie
Johnny Capps
Julian Murphy
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Written by
Julian Jones
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Theme music composer
Rob Lane
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Opening theme
"Merlin's Arrival at Camelot"
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Ending theme
"The Call of Destiny"
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Composer
Rob Lane
Rohan Stevenson
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Country of origin
United Kingdom
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
5
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
Julie Gardner
Bethan Jones
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Production location
Wales
France
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Running time
45–50 minutes
90 minutes (movies only)
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Original network
BBC One
BBC One HD (Series 4 – Series 5)
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Original release
20 September 2008 (2008-09-20)
24 December 2012 (2012-12-24)
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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.
  • The distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises sold series one to 52 broadcasters in more than 180 countries, and the sales of series two resulted in buyers in more than 165 countries.
  • In casting the role of Arthur, the decision was between Bradley James (who took the part) and Ben Mansfield.
  • Colin Morgan often has to stand indoors or in the shade when he's not shooting to avoid looking pale in one scene and tanned in the next.
  • Camelot Knights included: Sir Owain, Sir Pellinore, Sir Bedivere, Sir Leon, Sir Lancelot, Sir Percival, Sir Gwaine, Sir Elyan, Sir Mordred.
  • Two part episodes include:
    • S2, Episodes 5-6 Beauty and the Beast


    • S3, Episodes 1-2, The Tears of Uther Pendragon


    • S3, Episodes 12-13, The Coming of Arthur


    • S4. Episodes 1-2, The Darkest Hour


    • S4, Episodes 12-13, Sword in the Stone


    • S5, Episodes 1-2, Arthur's Bane


    • S5, Episodes 12-13, Diamond of the Day


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