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Long Ago and Far Away; Merlin and the Dragons

10/31/1990


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Series
Long Ago and Far Away
Program
Merlin and the Dragons
Program Number

306

Series Description

Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

A sleepless young King Arthur, doubting his ability to rule, seeks help from wise Merlin. The old man tells Arthur a spellbinding story about a fatherless boy (the young Merlin) who defeats a cruel usurper to the British throne. When magicians tell the false king to obtain the blood of a boy born of a demon father, Merlin is arrested. His life is saved when he relates a prophetic dream that leads to the warlord's downfall and reveals to Arthur that he is the true heir to the throne. Kevin Kline narrates.

Duration

00:23:59

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Literature
Citation
Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Merlin and the Dragons,” 10/31/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BF2EA20F8F14092B778DE7FB47499C6.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Merlin and the Dragons.” 10/31/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BF2EA20F8F14092B778DE7FB47499C6>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Merlin and the Dragons. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1BF2EA20F8F14092B778DE7FB47499C6
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