Blackadder II - Chains

Melchett and Blackadder are taken hostage by the dastardly German master of disguise Prince Ludwig, just hours after the Queen swore to only pay one more ransom ever. When she struggles to choose between the two, their captor decides to overthrow her and make himself King.

In-Depth Episode Synopsis

Warning: the below synopsis may contain spoilers

Edmund and Melchett are kidnapped by a German who plans to overthrow England's Queen. In a fitting end to the current series, the entire court are gruesomely, and some would argue deservedly, murdered.

First Broadcast Details

Thu 20th February 1986
30 minutes

Main Repeats

Note: Any repeats of this episode broadcast before 2009 are not shown
  • Sun 29th Nov 2015 (9:00pm, Dave)
  • Mon 30th Nov 2015 (7:00pm, Dave)
  • Tue 12th Jan 2016 (8:40pm, Gold)
  • Wed 13th Jan 2016 (2:00pm, Gold)

Episode Cast & Crew

Regular Cast
Rowan Atkinson ... Lord Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson (I) ... Baldrick
Tim McInnerny ... Percy
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Elizabeth I
Stephen Fry ... Lord Melchett
Patsy Byrne ... Nursie
Guest Cast
Hugh Laurie ... Prince Ludwig
Max Harvey ... Torturer
Mark Arden ... 1st Guard
Lee Cornes ... 2nd Guard
Writing Team
Richard Curtis ... Writer
Ben Elton ... Writer
Production Team
Mandie Fletcher ... Director
John Lloyd (I) ... Producer
Antony Thorpe ... Production Design
Howard Goodall ... Composer
Chris Wadsworth ... Editor

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