The story of Arthur retold: as a powerful tribal leader in fifth-century Britain.
The action takes place in Britain between 493 AD and 515 AD. It begins with the 17-year-old Arthur, a stable boy, who is visited by Merlin. He pulls the sword from the stone and is proclaimed king; a legend is born.
But the tribal leaders refuse to acknowledge him, and in the years that follow a civil war begins, Arthur has a son, receives Excalibur, and eventually rules with his Queen, Gwenfar at his side.
This gripping tale of Arthur’s rule takes in betrayal, combat, a quest for the Holy Grail, human sacrifice, adultery, treason and war.
Starring Jane Lapotaire as Morgan, Ben Whishaw as Young Arthur, Philip Glenister as Older Arthur, Ian McDiarmid as Merlin, Eve Best as Young Morgan and Pam Ferris as Gaura.
Written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz (Episodes 1-3) and Steve May (Episodes 4-6) Directed by Gordon House Produced by Gordon House and Jeremy Mortimer