Merlin

Series 5 - 13. The Diamond of the Day - Part Two

Radio Times
Review by:
Mark Braxton

For five series, this Arthurian re-spin has entranced its family audience with sweeping quests, old-fashioned romances and humorous byplay. But above all else Merlin is a tale of friendship, and wisely, the writers have made that rapport the heart of this finale, through all the epic battles and swooping dragons.

All four leads are a joy to watch but Bradley James as King Arthur and Colin Morgan as Merlin, who have carried most of the action,
are superb. We’re promised a “spectacular, emotional end” – fans who have thrilled to its blockbuster ambition and character dynamics since 2008 will expect nothing else.

About this programme

13/13. As a fierce battle rages on Camlann's mighty plain, just as the prophecies foresaw, Merlin must find the strength to overcome his greatest challenge yet as he seeks a way to protect Camelot. As he fights to save the kingdom from the attacking hordes and keep Arthur safe from harm, the young wizard finally comes face to face with his destiny. The last-ever episode of the magical adventure, starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James and Katie McGrath. Last in the series.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Justin Molotnikov
Executive Producer
Johnny Capps
Executive Producer
Julian Murphy
Writer
Julian Jones
Categories
Drama