Arthur of the Britons: The Complete Series
With the roman withdrawal from Britain, the tribes have entered into a period of feudal warfare. Arthur is the war chieftain of a tribe of Celts who has his eye on the bigger picture - unification of the tribes in the face of the Saxon threat. Assisted by his adoptive father, Llud, and Saxon friend, Kai, he has his hands full keeping the peace with opposition from the various feuding factions as well as his duplicitous cousin, Mark of Cornwall.
Starring Oliver Tobias (The Knock) as Arthur, leader of the Britons, this early-70s swashbuckling adventure series from HTV also stars Jack Watson and Michael Gothard as his compatriots Llud and Kai, Brian Blessed ( I, Claudius) as Mark of Cornwall and an impressive guest cast including Michael Gambon, Tom Baker, Michael Craig, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Bowles amongst others. Featuring a rousing and memorable theme by Oscar-winning composer elmer Bernstein, Arthur of the Britons presents strong stories from such creative talent as Terence Feely (The Persuaders!), Robert Banks Stewart (Doctor Who), Peter Sasdy (Return of the Saint), Pat Jackson (The Prisoner) and Sid Hayers (The Zoo Gang).