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  • Nob and Nobility

    Rowan Atkinson in the part he was born to play - E Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent in the late 18th century. Revolution sweeps France, and heads roll.

  • Sense and Senility

    Period laughs with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie. The Prince hires professional thespians to help with his public speaking. Carry On star Kenneth Connor guests.

  • Amy and Amiability

    The regent is low on cash, so Edmund sets out to find him a bride with a big dowry. Warren Clarke and Miranda Richardson guest star with the superb Hugh Laurie.

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Blackadder: The Cavalier Years

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years

  • Blackadder: The Cavalier Years

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Series 1

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    Seasonal humbug from everyone's favourite historical character. The benevolent Ebeneezer Blackadder pops up in a Dickensian 1850. Will he be converted from his path of goodness?

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The Black Adder

Series 1

The Black Adder

  • The Foretelling

    The very first episode of the hit comedy. When Edmund accidentally kills his uncle, the king, might Baldrick have a cunning plan to help them escape punishment?

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  • Born to Be King

    Rowan Atkinson and Brian Blessed star in the first series of the hilarious historical sitcom. There's murder and morris-dancing when a Scots warrior arrives at court.

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  • The Archbishop

    Richard Curtis' medieval sitcom. The landscape is littered with dead Archbishops of Canterbury, which inspires Edmund to get his deadliest rival appointed to the job.

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  • The Queen of Spain's Beard

    Medieval sitcom with Rowan Atkinson as the titular, snivelling Prince. The king's treachery gives Edmund the chance to make a move on an eligible princess.

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  • Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    Rowan Atkinson and Brian Blessed star in the first series of the droll historical sitcom. Witchcraft is suspected, and Edmund is in for a roasting.

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  • The Black Seal

    Original series of the historic sitcom penned by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson. Here, Edmund rides forth to seek out the seven most evil men in the land.

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Series 2

Blackadder II

  • Bells

    Rowan Atkinson's genes resurface in Elizabethan England in the guise of Edmund, great-great-grandson of the evil original. Blackadder, struck by Cupid's arrow, falls for Bob.

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  • Head

    The sitcom that straddles the historical ages shows up in Tudor England. In order to save time, Edmund Blackadder beheads a man early. But then Queenie changes her mind...

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  • Potato

    All England is celebrating the daring exploits of Sir Walter Raleigh, so our droll antihero is stung into action. Guest star Tom Baker hams it up magnificently as Captain Rum.

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  • Money

    Epoch-hopping comedy, this time in Tudor England. Edmund is in trouble when he is visited by a debt-collecting, baby-eating bishop - who also comes armed with a red-hot poker.

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  • Beer

    Sitcom meets history, m'lord. There are problems in the Blackadder household due to an embarrassing incident with a turnip, an ostrich feather and a puritanical, fat aunt.

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  • Chains

    Last of the Elizabethan series of Rowan Atkinson's comedy masterpiece. The evil Prince Ludwig, played by guest star Hugh Laurie, kidnaps both Blackadder and Lord Melchett.

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Series 3

Blackadder the Third

  • Dish and Dishonesty

    The witty, century-hopping sitcom. Edmund tries to get Baldrick elected as an MP, and battles a particularly youthful PM who's had bad experiences with crumpet.

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  • Ink and Incapability

    Robbie Coltrane guest stars in this episode of the superb sitcom. When Dr Samuel Johnson's new dictionary is used for firewood, Edmund must rewrite it overnight.

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  • Nob and Nobility

    Rowan Atkinson in the part he was born to play - E Blackadder Esq, butler to the Prince Regent in the late 18th century. Revolution sweeps France, and heads roll.

  • Sense and Senility

    Period laughs with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie. The Prince hires professional thespians to help with his public speaking. Carry On star Kenneth Connor guests.

  • Amy and Amiability

    The regent is low on cash, so Edmund sets out to find him a bride with a big dowry. Warren Clarke and Miranda Richardson guest star with the superb Hugh Laurie.

  • Duel and Duality

    The Prince is challenged to a duel by the fearsome Duke of Wellington, played by the genius that is Stephen Fry. Edmund volunteers to take his place, the fool.

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Series 4

Blackadder Goes Forth

  • Plan A: Captain Cook

    With Field Marshal Haig's latest plan appearing to be to move his drinks cabinet a few inches towards Berlin, Blackadder volunteers to be official war artist.

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  • Plan B: Corporal Punishment

    When orders for Operation Insanity arrive, Blackadder breaches security by eating the messenger - a pigeon who happens to be Melchett's pet. Baah!

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  • Plan C: Major Star

    The October Revolution in Moscow produces three appalling results: a ceasefire by Russia, an offensive by Germany, and a Charlie Chaplin impression by Baldrick.

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  • Plan D: Private Plane

    The late, great Rik Mayall guest stars as the outrageous Flashheart, a man with a healthy libido. In WWI, our hero Blackadder joins the Royal Flying Corps.

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  • Plan E: General Hospital

    Ordered to find a spy in the hospital, Blackadder spends three weeks chasing a nurse and ignoring a man with a German accent. Miranda Richardson guest stars.

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  • Plan F: Goodbyeee

    The immensely moving final episode of the WWI sitcom, ending with one of the best moments in TV history. With Fry and Laurie, and guest star Geoffrey Palmer.

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Blackadder At 20

Blackadder At 20

  • Blackadder @ 20: The Blackadder is Born

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  • Blackadder @ 20: The Black Adder

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackadder II

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackadder The Third

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackadder Goes Forth

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Guest Stars

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackadder For Ever

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackadder

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Baldrick

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Queen Bess

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Bob

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  • Blackadder @ 20: Blackaddicts

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Blackadder

Series 1

Blackadder

  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 1

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  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 2

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  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 3

    Historical comedy from the mighty pen of Richard Curtis, the man behind 'Four Weddings' and 'Notting Hill'. Rowan Atkinson stars as the eponymous scoundrel.

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  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 4

    Historical comedy from the mighty pen of Richard Curtis, the man behind 'Four Weddings' and 'Notting Hill'. Rowan Atkinson stars as the eponymous scoundrel.

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  • Ink and Incapability

    Tony Robinson introduces this episode of the superlative sitcom. When Samuel Johnson's dictionary is used for firewood, Edmund must rewrite it overnight!

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  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 6

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  • Plan F - Goodbyeee

    Richard Curtis introduces this moving final episode of the WWI sitcom. When Edmund receives orders to go over the top, his natural response is to feign madness.

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  • Blackadder Interstitial Introductions, 8

    Historical comedy from the mighty pen of Richard Curtis, the man behind 'Four Weddings' and 'Notting Hill'. Rowan Atkinson stars as the eponymous scoundrel.

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  • Plan B - Corporal Punishment

    Stephen Fry introduces this episode of the First World War sitcom. When orders for Operation Insanity arrive, Blackadder resolves to eat the messenger.

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Blackadder Back and Forth

Series 1

Blackadder Back and Forth

  • Blackadder Back and Forth

    Historical hijinks in a special edition of the era-hopping sitcom. On Millennium Eve, Lord Blackadder and Baldrick wreak havoc as they tumble through the past in a time machine.

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Blackadder Rides Again

Series 1

Blackadder Rides Again

  • Blackadder Rides Again

    Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, the late Rik Mayall, Ben Elton, Richard Curtis and, of course, Rowan Atkinson reflect on the making of the much-loved, era-hopping sitcom.

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