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Channel 4 picks up 'Camelot' series

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Channel 4 has bought the UK rights to romantic adventure series Camelot.

The broadcaster will air the ten-episode show, featuring Jamie Campbell Bower and Joseph Fiennes, in 2011.

Based on the legend of King Arthur, Camelot stars Bower as Arthur, Fiennes as Merlin and Tamsin Egerton as legendary heroine Guinevere.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: "Camelot will be based on Thomas Malory's 15th century book Le Morte d'Arthur, [which is] still considered the definitive work on the subject.

"Camelot will weave authenticity into a modern telling of the Arthur legends that is relatable to contemporary audiences."

The series is currently in production in Ireland, and is a joint venture between Irish production company Octagon and Canada's Take 5 Productions.

US network Starz will also show the programme from 2011.

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