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Arthur of the Britons

TV series with 2 seasons that aired from Dec 1972 to Nov 1973

Arthur of the Britons was a series which attempted to throw light on the Dark Ages in Britain - an age in which Romanized Britons might have been led against invading Angles and Saxons by a Celtic warlord we now call King Arthur. Oliver Tobias gives us a virile and thoughtful Arthur, beset by problems at home and abroad. Kai, his right hand man and a Saxon, was played by the late Michael Gothard. The series was a new retelling supported by a strong crew and cast working on a limited budget, but in impressive locations. The series was last repeated in the UK in 1983. A video tape of the production is still available, a ninety-minute compilation first issued in 1975, under the title 'King Arthur: Young Warlord'.

Cast

  Season 1  
1 Arthur is Dead  6 Dec 72
2 The Gift of Life 13 Dec 72
3 The Challenge  20 Dec 72
4 The Penitent Invader 27 Dec 72
5 People of the Plough  3 Jan 73
6 The Duel 10 Jan 73
7 The Pupil 17 Jan 73
8 Rolf the Preacher 24 Jan 73
9 Enemies and Lovers 31 Jan 73
10 The Slave 7 Feb 73 
11 The Wood People 14 Feb 73
12  The Prize 21 Feb 73 
  Season 2  
1 The Swordsman 12 Sep 73
2 Rowena 19 Sep 73
3 The Prisoner  26 Sep 73
4 Some Saxon Women 3 Oct 73
5 Go Warily 10 Oct 73
6 The Marriage Feast 17 Oct 73
7 In Common Cause 24 Oct 73
8 Six Measures of Silver 31 Oct 73
9 Daughter of the King 7 Nov 73
10 The Games 14 Nov 73
11 The Treaty 21 Nov 73
12 The Girl from Rome 28 Nov 73

a compilation video is available:
King Arthur, the Young Warlord