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Blackadder

BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 28 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson), Baldrick (Tony Robinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder

The Blackadder dynasty has run through English history since time immemorial, seemingly always hampered by a Baldrick, and often a Percy and Melchett

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Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1983 - 2000
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
28   (4 series)
Starring
Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Patsy Byrne and others
Writers
Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and William Shakespeare
Directors
Mandie Fletcher, Martin Shardlow and Richard Boden
Producer
John Lloyd

Like a stain on the eiderdown of English history, the Blackadder family has been present at some of the greatest events in our nation's past. We join their tale in the late 1400s, with Edmund Plantagenat, alias 'The Black Adder', the weasley 'spare' son of King Richard IV.

En route to the dawn of the new millennium in 2000, we bump into Lords and Sirs of the dynasty including those from the times of King Charles I, Prince George in Regency England, the Captain Blackadder of World War I, and Elizabeth I's favourite Lord.

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