Merlin

Series 5 - 8. The Hollow Queen

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

With the ravens of despair cawing above Camelot, now is not exactly the ideal time for Merlin to go gallivanting. But that’s effectively what happens when the affable alchemist agrees to help young Druid boy Daegal (Alfie Stewart). It’s a move that comes back to haunt Merlin, even though the citadel doesn’t notice his absence due to the arrival of the ominously named Sarrum of Amata (veteran character actor John Shrapnel).

The Sarrum has a ruthless reputation – can Arthur trust him? And will the still apparently brainwashed Gwen make her move? Either way, let’s hope there’s some forward momentum in the series to keep us spellbound.

About this programme

8/13. The warlock agrees to help a young druid boy, Daegal, although to do so he has to leave Camelot on a dangerous mission - just as the citadel is playing host to the fearsome Sarrum of Amata. He hopes no one will notice his absence, but as the sky darkens so do Merlin's suspicions - is there more to Daegal than meets the eye? And can a man as ruthless as Sartre be trusted? Fantasy drama, starring Colin Morgan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Merlin
Colin Morgan
Arthur
Bradley James
The Sarrum
John Shrapnel
Morgana
Katie McGrath
Gwen
Angel Coulby
Daegal
Alfie Stewart
Gaius
Richard Wilson
Mordred
Alexander Vlahos
Sir Gwaine
Eoin Macken
Sir Percival
Tom Hopper
Sir Leon
Rupert Young
Albin
Matthew Clancy
Gerin
Mitch Benn
Voice of the Dragon
John Hurt

Crew

Director
Alice Troughton
Executive Producer
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer
Julian Murphy
Writer
Julian Jones
Categories
Drama