The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 8: The Magic Sword

The Magic Sword Title Shot

A timid young man is seeking to learn swordsmanship. He has the build for it but is very timid and lacks courage. He is to defend the honour of a Lady Lydia to receive her love. To change the timid Sir Bernard, Merlin offers a “magical sword” and Sir Bernard believe he is now invincible.  With the newly gained confidence Sir Bernard challenges the brothers that are holding his lady lydia. Sir Bernard finds his courage when faced with the knights.

Personal Synopsis

An episode showing how ones strength is not from our tools but from within ourselves. A fairly good life lesson intertwined with a gallant adventure. This was a decent watch and I would attempt to watch it again if time permitted. There is a funny piece of dialogue as Sir Bernard is kissing Lydia. There is an interesting cameo, Michael Caine as a knight.


Original Air-date: 19 November1956

Directed by Arthur Crabtree

Written by Leighton Reynolds

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Sir Bernard- Dan Cunningham

Lydia- Nora Cheyney

Leonides- George Woodbridge

Sir Hugh- Douglas Argent

Derry- Derren Nesbitt

Guard- Gary Thorne

First Peasant- Frederick Treves

Second Peasant- Nigel Green

First Knight- John Gale

Second Knight- Paul Williamson

Third Knight- Michael Caine

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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