Merlin

Series 5 - 10. The Kindness of Strangers

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

Without any kind of “Previously on Merlin”, it’s hard to remember the many priests and princesses, sorcerers and sprites who come and go. This week sees the return of the mysterious Alator of the Catha (Gary Lewis), whom we last saw more than a year ago. He’s the wizard who tortured Gaius (on Morgana’s orders) for information but then switched sides and rescued Merlin from her clutches. Alator’s knowledge now makes him the focus of a Morgana manhunt, with Merlin (Colin Morgan) the ultimate target.

So our magical hero turns to Finna (Sorcha Cusack) for help. But what is her agenda? Who can Merlin trust? And who votes to see Colin Morgan’s showstopping drag act again?

About this programme

10/13. Morgana is desperate to find the warlock's alter-ego Emrys, and seeks help from an old foe, the powerful wizard Alator. Merlin's life has never been in more danger, so when the mysterious Finna offers to help him, is he right to trust her? Gary Lewis and Sorcha Cusack guest star, with Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath, Bradley James and Angel Coulby.

Cast and crew

Cast

Merlin
Colin Morgan
Arthur
Bradley James
Finna
Sorcha Cusack
Alator
Gary Lewis
Morgana
Katie McGrath
Gaius
Richard Wilson
Voice of the Dragon
John Hurt
Gwen
Angel Coulby
Mordred
Alexander Vlahos
Sir Leon
Rupert Young
Sir Gwaine
Eoin Macken
Sir Percival
Tom Hopper
Beroun
Barry Aird

Crew

Director
Declan O'Dwyer
Executive Producer
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer
Julian Murphy
Writer
Richard McBrien
Categories
Drama