- 1983 - 2000
- BBC One
- 26 (4 series), plus 2 charity specials
- Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Patsy Byrne and others
- Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson
- 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.