BBC announce Merlin return date

Bradley JamesThe BBC has confirmed the return date for its fantasy drama series Merlin.

For the first time Saturday evening dramas Merlin and Doctor Who will air on the same night.  Due to the splitting of this year’s series of Doctor Who the two shows will air on the same day when usually Merlin returns months after the finale of Doctor Who. Doctor Who previously shared an evening with fellow Saturday night drama Robin Hood in 2009 when the Easter Special, Planet of the Dead, aired during the course of Hood‘s third and final series. The BBC has confirmed that the fourth season of Merlin will kick off on October 1st – the day of Doctor Who’s season finale.

The Wedding of River Song will air at 7.05pm on BBC One followed by The Darkest Hour, the season premier of Merlin, at 7.50pm. It was recently revealed that Lindsay Duncan and James Callis will guest-star in the fourth series of Merlin joining previously confirmed stars Gemma Jones and Phil Davis.

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