GREAT news for Northern Ireland actor Colin Morgan last week as BBC bosses revealed there are commissioning a fourth series of the hit drama Merlin.
Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “Merlin continues to perform outstandingly well against X Factor and offers audiences an alternative treat on Saturday nights.

“I’m pleased to confirm that the magical world of Camelot will be returning next year for a fourth series of this fresh and modern retelling of a classic British legend.”

Series three will continue on Saturday evenings on BBC One until the finale on December 4. The new ten part series will start filming in March 2011.

By Tina Calder