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Arthur of the Britons (ITV 1972, Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard)

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Period action adventure series. A muddy realistic version of the King Arthur legend in which the Warlord does battle against marauding Saxons in the sixth century.

This was an attempt to put the King Arthur legend into a realistic setting, Arthur, played by Oliver Tobias in a star making performance, is here living in a dark, muddy and murderous 6th Century Britain. If there really was a King Arthur this is probably more true to how he would have lived than any other production.

The series also provided Brian Blessed for another of his brilliantly full blooded performances as Mark of Cornwall.

production details
UK | ITV – HTV | 24×30 minutes | Broadcast 6 December 1972 – 28 November 1973

Executive Producer: Patrick Dromgoole / Producer: Peter Miller

cast
Oliver Tobias as Arthur
Michael Gothard as Kai
Jack Watson as Llud
Brian Blessed as Mark of Cornwall
Gila von Weitershausen as Rowena
Georg Marischka as Yorath

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