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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Pictures showing Anthony Head as the returning Uther Pendragon in next Saturday's episode of Merlin have been released by the BBC today.

The third episode of the new series is entitled The Death Song of Uther Pendragon and will feature a one-off appearance by King Arthur's father, as previously reported.


When a stranger gives Arthur the power to summon the dead, the king finds himself torn between head and heart.

Unable to resist temptation, he seizes the chance to speak to the person he misses most – his father, Uther Pendragon. But the spirit world is a dark and dangerous place, for little does Arthur realise that his decision comes at a terrible price. Against all odds, Merlin must put right Arthur's mistake before Camelot - and everything they have built - is destroyed forever.

Two other pictures for the episode, which show the plot twist at the end of last Saturday's instalment, have also been released today and are in the box below. Anyone who hasn't seen last Saturday's episode yet and doesn't wish to know the twist beforehand should not click on the Reveal button.


The Death Song of Uther Pendragon will be broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 20th October at 8.25pm, having been moved from the 7.45pm slot provisionally announced by the BBC.