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Arthur of the Britons 

Arthur is the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. Arthur struggles to weave the scattered tribes of Celts, Jutes, etc. into a ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Oliver Tobias ...  Arthur 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Michael Gothard ...  Kai 24 episodes, 1972-1973
Jack Watson ...  Llud 24 episodes, 1972-1973
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Arthur is the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. Arthur struggles to weave the scattered tribes of Celts, Jutes, etc. into a union that can effectively oppose the Saxon invaders who are arriving in Britain in growing numbers. He is aided by his adoptive father, Llud, and his foster brother, Kai, who is himself a Saxon foundling. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Artur Britanski See more »

Filming Locations:

Compton Dando, Bristol, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Edited into King Arthur, the Young Warlord (1975) See more »

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Too Short a Season
11 July 2004 | by rduSee all my reviews

I thought about this series after seeing "King Arthur".

This actually made it across the pond in limited/commercial (not PBS) syndication in 1977 to 78. When the episodes ran their course here in DC, some local youths did a petition drive for the ABC affiliate to keep running it. No success.

There was an Excalibur reference, and in at least one episode Arthur was shown removing the sword from the stone at a multi tribal council, but it was presented as something to be expected. "Ach, there he goes again."

The sidekick who was born a Saxon reminds me of the narrator of Bernard Cornwell's Arthurian trilogy of novels.

There was a lot of outdoor filming in this series and they made the most of modest budgets. Episodes like these are good examples of actions series that can be presented in a half hour format.


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