Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder

BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 26 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

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Blackadder. Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

The Black Adder (1983)

Throughout the ages men of flair, faculty and outstanding courage have contributed to England's heritage. Others, like the snivelling worm Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder), have emerged from the dust of dodgy documents to claim their wrongful place in history.

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Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Nursie (Patsy Byrne), Lord Melchett (Stephen Fry), Lord Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), Percy (Tim McInnerny), Queen Elizabeth I (Miranda Richardson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder II (1986)

England 1558-1603. The filthy genes of the Blackadder dynasty bubble back to the surface of the melting pot of history as Lord Edmund, arrogant peer-about-town, swaggers back with a big head and small beard in search of grace and favour from stark raving mad Queen Bess.

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Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson), Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Prince Regent (Hugh Laurie), Mrs. Miggins (Helen Atkinson-Wood). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Black Adder The Third (1987)

England 1760-1815. The Blackadder family's fortunes have rather plummeted with the advent of the Regency period and Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster.

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

1988 Specials (1988)

In The Cavalier Years, it's November 1648 and King Charles I is in hiding from Cromwell and the Roundheads. Only two men stay loyal to the Monarch: one, Sir Edmund Blackadder; the other, the unfortunate descendant of a meeting between a pig and a bearded lady. History has forgotten his name.

In Blackadder's Christmas Carol, we visit Ebeneezer Blackadder, the nicest man in England - but perhaps not for much longer...

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Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Captain Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), General Melchett (Stephen Fry), Lieutenant George Barleigh (Hugh Laurie). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

The Western Front 1917. Captain Blackadder joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive. Now he's twenty yards from a lot of heavily armed people who want to kill him...

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Blackadder. Lord Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Prince Of Wales Gala Special (1998)

A five minute special produced for ITV's Prince of Wales's 50th Birthday Gala. It's King Charles II's 50th birthday, and Lord Blackadder has been invited to arrange a Royal Gala performance in celebration...

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Blackadder. Lord Edmund Blackadder V (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder Back & Forth (2000)

New Year's Eve 1999 and Lord Edmumd Blackadder has assembled an assortment of his friends to celebrate the new millennium - and play a practical joke on, involving an unusually cunning plan involving a time machine...

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