- 1983 - 2000
- BBC One
- 26 (4 series), plus 2 charity specials
- Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Miranda Richardson, Patsy Byrne and more
- Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and William Shakespeare
- Mandie Fletcher, Martin Shardlow and Richard Boden
- 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.
- The most gripping sitcom since 1380
- Also known as
- Blackadder's Christmas Carol (Special)
- Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (Special)
- Blackadder Back & Forth (Special)
- Blackadder Goes Forth (Series 4)
- Black Adder The Third (Series 3)
- Blackadder II (Series 2)
- The Black Adder (Series 1)
- Camera set-up
- All original music composed by Howard Goodall. Closing theme to Blackadder Back & Forth sung by Giles Underwood.
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 15th June 1983 at 9:25pm on BBC One
- Most recent repeats
- BBC Television Centre