Episode 3

Knights Of GodAs part of their attempt to be assigned detention in a hut with a known weakness that leads to the outside world, Gervase and Julia deliberately vandalize the prison camp and are caught, but the results aren’t what they expect: Prior Mordrin himself arrives by helicopter in the middle of the uprising and orders the two held for questioning. During the interrogation, Mordrin reveals that he knows Gervase’s true identity and his links to the resistance in Wales. Mordrin offers the boy a choice: renounce the resistance and join the Knights of God, or watch Julia be executed by firing squad.

written by Richard Cooper
directed by Andrew Morgan
music by Christopher Gunning

Cast: Claire Parker (Julia), George Winter (Gervase), John Woodvine (Mordrin), Julian Fellowes Knights Of God(Hugo), Gareth Thomas (Owen), Anne Stallybrass (Nell), Patrick Troughton (Arthur), Owen Teale (Dai), Tenniel Evans (Dafydd), Christopher Bowen (Pilot), Michael Lees (Governor), Crispin de Nys (1st Knight), Lynn Webb-Turner (Wardress)

Notes: Actor Christopher Bowen, who appears throughout Knights Of God as Prior Mordrin’s helicopter pilot, would later appear in the 1989 Doctor Who story Battlefield – another story strongly influenced by Arthurian legend – as Mordred, and was one of many British actors who tried out for the part of the Doctor himself in the long casting process leading up to the 1996 TV movie starring Paul McGann.

LogBook entry by Earl Green