Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 2008
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
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Merlin (UK)

Merlin, a boy on the cusp of adulthood, arrives in Camelot hoping to find an use for the strange metaphysical powers he has possessed before he could even talk. Instead, he learns that King Uther, ruler of Camelot, despises magic and has instituted a kingdom-wide ban on any practice of sorcery under penalty of death. Audiences experience a series of magical adventures as they follow the unlikely friendship of a would-be wizard and the future King.

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Merlin (UK) Season 5 (2012)

5x01 5 5x01 Arthur's Bane (Part 1)
Camelot faces a new golden age, but even as the city flowers, the dark seeds of destruction are being sown. In the frozen wastelands of the north, men are disappearing without a trace. ...
Sep. 29, 2012
5x02 5 5x02 Arthur's Bane: Part Two
Ancient prophecies of Mordred weigh heavy on Merlin, for not even he can sway Arthur from his chosen path. As dawn breaks across the icy tundra, Merlin and Arthur are close to exhaustion. ...
Oct. 13, 2012
5x03 5 5x03 The Death Song of Uther Pendragon
When a stranger gives Arthur the power to summon the dead, the king finds himself torn between head and heart. Unable to resist temptation, he seizes the chance to speak to the person ...
Oct. 20, 2012
5x04 5 5x04 Another's Sorrow
With Princess Mithian as the perfect bait, Morgana conjures a deception so powerful that the whole of Camelot is taken in - even Merlin himself. But as the storm clouds gather, will ...
Oct. 27, 2012
5x05 5 5x05 The Disir
In the inky depths of an ancient pool, three soothsayers cast a dark judgment upon the King of Camelot. But despite Merlin’s warnings, headstrong Arthur refuses to take the words ...
Nov. 03, 2012
5x06 5 5x06 The Dark Tower
When Gwen is snatched from Camelot without warning, Merlin knows there can be only one person responsible: Morgana. Arthur is determined to rescue his Queen – but it's not going to ...
Nov. 10, 2012
5x07 5 5x07 A Lesson in Vengeance
Darkness steals into the very heart of Camelot, as Morgana and her puppet Queen hatch a sinister plan to murder the King. But when stable hand Tyr Seward becomes caught in the crossfire, ...
Nov. 17, 2012
5x08 5 5x08 The Hollow Queen
When Merlin agrees to help a young Druid boy, he has no choice but to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission. And with the citadel distracted by the visit of the fearsome Sarrum of Amata, ...
Nov. 24, 2012
5x09 5 5x09 With All My Heart
Merlin knows he must act fast before Morgana’s twisted control over Gwen gets further out of hand. But only the most powerful magic can save the Queen and this will not be easy, even ...
Dec. 01, 2012
5x10 5 5x10 The Kindness of Strangers
Morgana leads a terrifying manhunt in pursuit her old foe Alator of the Catha, for she knows without doubt that he can tell her exactly where to find Emrys. Merlin’s life has never ...
Dec. 08, 2012
5x11 5 5x11 The Drawing of the Dark
Mordred finds himself torn between loyalty and love, but little does he realise that the path he chooses will shape Camelot's destiny. As the drums of war beat ever louder, a desperate ...
Dec. 15, 2012
5x12 5 5x12 The Diamond of the Day: Part One
High in the mountains, a great horde gathers; Morgana prepares for war with a vengeful Mordred at her side. Merlin feels the weight of his destiny like never before as the ancient prophecies ...
Dec. 22, 2012
5x13 5 5x13 The Diamond of the Day: Part Two
And so it seems the Prophets did not lie. As the great battle rages on Camlann's mighty plain, Mordred, Arthur, Mogana, and Merlin all face their moment of destiny. Can Merlin find ...
Dec. 24, 2012
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Season 5 Characters

The Dragon voiced by John Hurt
Arthur played by Bradley James (II)
Gwen played by Angel Coulby
Morgana played by Katie McGrath
Merlin played by Colin Morgan (II)
Sir Gwaine played by Eoin Macken
Gaius played by Richard Wilson (II)
Sir Leon played by Rupert Young
Sir Percival played by Tom Hopper
Mordred played by Alexander Vlahos
Sir Elyan played by Adetomiwa Edun
Tyr Seward played by John Bradley (XXIV)
Sefa played by Sophie Rundle
Beroun played by Barry Aird
Eira played by Erin Richards (II)
Ruadan played by Liam Cunningham
Guard played by Giles New
The Euchdag voiced by Josette Simon
Ragnor played by Stephen McCole
Camelot Guard played by Hugh Holman
Saxon swordsman played by Darren Swain
Niede played by Frances Tomelty
Ari played by Peter Guinness
Daegel played by Alfie Stewart
Alator played by Gary Lewis (III)

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Season 5 Videos

11 The Drawing of the Dark
11 The Drawing of the Dark (43:25)

4 Another's Sorrow
4 Another's Sorrow (43:07)

13 The Diamond of the Day, Part 2
13 The Diamond of the Day, Part 2 (47:58)

7 A Lesson in Vengeance
7 A Lesson in Vengeance (43:06)

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Season 5 Quotes

05x09 - With All My Heart Season 5 / Episode 9: - With All My Heart

Gaius: Merlin, the only person who ever doubts your powers is you.
05x12 - The Diamond of the Day: Part One Season 5 / Episode 12: - The Diamond of the Day: Part One

Mordred: He was a loyal soldier. In robbing him of his magic, you've lost yourself a powerful ally.
Morgana: Perhaps, but now we know the war can be won, for Arthur is nothing without Emrys, and Emrys is nothing without magic.
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Season 5 Trivia

  • Episode 03 - The directive that a living human not look back at the spirit is a common one in mythology. A famous example is the legend that is the basis of the Glueck opera "Orfeo ed Euridice." However, in this story, when Orfeo looks back at Euridice, she dies again and returns to the underworld. This differs from
  • Episode 01 - Liam Cunningham has acted in two other film/TV productions with a King Arthur theme, Camelot and First Knight.
  • Episode 09 - Goof (continuity error): When Arthur is standing in the water of the cauldron (and not yet walked into the water up to his chest) and encouraging Guinevere to walk into the water of the cauldron, water is dripping off his arm and glove from the previous take.
  • Episode 07 - Goof (continuity error): When purchasing the two liquids intended to kill Arthur, Morgana is told by the potion maker that the clear liquid is Valerian, the anesthetizer, while the yellow liquid is Henbane, the poison that must be delivered through the ear. Guinevere does the opposite, pouring the yellow liquid in
  • Episode 13 - Last show of the series.

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