The Adventures of Sir Lancelot Episode 15: The Magic Book

The Magic Book Title Shot

A war has been waged between the Danes and Camelot but the place for attack leaves an abbey wide open to attack. The significance of this abbey is enormous since they have been transcribing and translating ancient text from many authors including Archimedes. Merlin and Sir Lancelot are determined to stop the Danes from destroying such antiquities.  Since the abbey is filled only with monks, there has to be a plan of defence in order to hold back the Danes. Sir Lancelot stalls for time while Merlin consults one of the books for inspiration. Lancelot may need to read up on his defences.

Personal Synopsis

A group of Danes are coming to burn down the castle, but only a group of 6.  Not particularly scary in the slightest.  This episode is funny in a few ways, first the costumes for the Danes are hilarious and second the interesting twist of how important books are all while the Danes could care less. A simple but fun episode where some old physics come into play on the field of battle.


Original Air-date: 28 January 1957

Directed by Terry Bishop

Written by Leslie Poynton

Sir Lancelot du Lac- William Russell

King Arthur- Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Brian- Robert Scroggins

Merlin- Cyril Smith

Sir Kay- David Morrell

Telmah- Norman Mitchell

Father Till- Edward Malin

Father Telford- John Cazabon

Sir Paddagore- Douglas Argent

Sir Exeter- Frederick Treves

Cook-monk- Derren Nesbitt

Source: IMDB, Wikipedia

You can Buy the DVD here:

Sir Lancelot DVD

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