Merlin Series 5 Trailer To Air On 3rd AugustBookmark and Share

Sunday, 29 July 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A feature-length trailer for the fifth series of Merlin is to be shown on BBC One on Friday 3rd August.

It will air about 8pm as part of the channel's Original British Drama campaign during the Olympics, highlighting what is coming up over the next few months, and will be shown again the next week.

BBC One Controller Danny Cohen said:
The London 2012 London Olympics provides a rare and unique opportunity to showcase some of BBC One's very best forthcoming programmes to our audiences.

We will give viewers the first exclusive look at a range of brand-new original British drama coming up on BBC One in the form of specially-made feature-length trailers. These new series highlight the exciting and broad range of tones, stories and worlds we want drama on BBC One to encapsulate.

It's a fantastically diverse and ambitious combination of fiction coming up on BBC One over the next few months.
The full schedule of the individual and exclusive trailers - with each one airing around 8pm - is as follows:
  • Today - Hunted
  • Tomorrow - Good Cop
  • Tuesday 31st July - Accused
  • Wednesday 1st August - The Secret of Crickley Hall
  • Thursday 2nd August - Doctor Who
  • Friday 3rd August - Merlin
  • Saturday 4th August - The Paradise
  • Sunday 5th August - EastEnders
  • Monday 6th August to Saturday 11th August - Repeats of the above
  • Sunday 12th August - Ripper Street

BBC Drama Commissioning Controller Ben Stephenson said:
BBC One drama offers audiences the most vibrant and most original home-grown drama in Britain today. This upcoming range of new drama titles are the very best of British, made with ambition and scale that I hope will capture the imagination of our audiences with the same spirit as the London 2012 Olympics.
It is not yet known when the new series of Merlin will start.