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The Once and Future King

Episode 4: The Ill-Made Knight

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Full of zeal for Arthur's new chivalric order, Lancelot rides into Camelot. Starring Paul Ready and Alex Waldmann. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 5: The Lengthening Shadow

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Murder and betrayal threaten to undermine all that Arthur holds dear. The Round Table's survival is in peril. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 3: The Queen of Air and Darkness

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Rebels challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war approaches, darker motives for bringing him down emerge. Stars Paul Ready. Show more

The Once and Future King

Episode 6: The Candle in the Wind

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Mordred uses Arthur's new laws against him, and long-held secrets are exposed. Starring Joel MacCormack and Paul Ready. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Animated fantasy detailing the boyhood of King Arthur, telling how the ordinary youngster meets Merlin the magician and gets a taste of his magic before heading to London. Show more

Contributors

Voice of Merlin:
Karl Swenson
Voice of Arthur:
Rickie Sorensen
Voice of Sir Ector/Narrator:
Sebastian Cabot
Voice of Archimedes:
Junius Matthews
Voice of Wart:
Robert Reitherman
Voice of Little Girl Squirrel:
Ginny Tyler
Voice of Wart:
Richard Reitherman
Voice of Kay:
Norman Alden
Voice of Granny Squirrel/Madam Mim:
Martha Wentworth
Voice of Sir Pelinore:
Alan Napier
Voice of Knight at Tournament:
Thurl Ravenscroft
Producer:
Walt Disney
Writer:
Bill Peet
Author:
TH White

The Sword in the Stone

Episode 3: Wart and the Hawks

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on National Programme

Marianne Helweg's adaptation of T H White's novel. Featuring music composed by Benjamin Britten and performed by the BBC Orchestra/Leslie Woodgate. First transmitted in 1939. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Musical based on the legend of King Arthur. The peaceful and chivalrous order of Camelot is threatened when the dashing Lancelot has an affair with King Arthur's wife, Guinevere. Show more

Contributors

King Arthur:
Richard Harris
Lancelot Du Lac:
Franco Nero
King Pellinore:
Lionel Jeffries
Lady Clarinda:
Estelle Winwood
Sir Lionel:
Gary Marshal
Author:
TH White
Director:
Joshua Logan
Producer:
Jack L Warner
Producer:
Joel Freeman

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The Once and Future King

Episode 2: The Sword in the Stone

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Wart's remarkable education at the hands of wizard Merlyn draws to a close. Stars David Warner, Paul Ready and Edward Bracey. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
King Pellinore:
Sam Dale
Sir Grummore Grummursum:
David Acton
Lancelot:
Alex Waldmann
The Pike:
Shaun Mason
Sergeant-at-Arms:
Ian Conningham
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter

The Once and Future King

Episode 1: The Coming of Merlyn

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. England is in turmoil. On the night before a decisive battle, Merlyn and King Arthur are wondering why? Stars David Warner. From November 2014. Show more

Contributors

Arthur:
Paul Ready
Young Kay:
Ethan Hammer
Archimedes:
Bruce Alexander
Sir Kay:
Paul Heath
The Ant Controller:
Jane Slavin
Tom the Page:
Monty d'Inverno
Mustard Pot:
Bettrys Jones
Author:
TH White
Adaptor:
Brian Sibley
Director:
Gemma Jenkins
Director:
Marc Beeby
Director:
David Hunter