Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.


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

1988 Specials, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold on Saturday 21st December at 12am.

The Black Adder, Episode 6 - The Black Seal

It is St. Juniper's Day and the King strips Edmund of his title and duties in Edinburgh; fleeing the castle in rage, The Black Adder sets about creating the most fearsome band of Knights ever known in order to take the throne and rule the Kingdom.

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Percy (Tim McInnerny), Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

These are the six most dangerous men in England, and Edmund plans to employ them in order to take over the throne. Edmund also attends to business in dismissing Percy and Baldrick from his service for good.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th July 1983
35 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rowan Atkinson Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh
    Tony Robinson Baldrick
    Tim McInnerny Percy
    Brian Blessed King Richard IV
    Robert East Harry, Prince of Wales
    Elspet Gray The Queen
    Patrick Allen Narrator
    Guest cast
    John Carlisle Murdered Lord
    Bert Parnaby Cain, A Blind Beggar
    Roy Evans Abel, A Blind Beggar
    Forbes Collins Trusting Father
    Des Webb Person of Unrestricted Growth
    John Barrard Retired Morris Dancer
    Rik Mayall Mad Gerald
    Perry Benson Pigeon Vendor
    Paul Brooke Friar Bellows
    Big Mick Jack Large
    Roger Sloman Three Fingered Pete
    Patrick Malahide Guy of Glastonbury
    John Hallam Sir Wilfred Death
    Patrick Allen The Hawk
    Ron Cook Sean, The Irish Bastard
    Writing team
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Rowan Atkinson Writer
    William Shakespeare Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Martin Shardlow Director
    John Lloyd Producer
    Mike Jackson Editor
    Mykola Pawluk Editor
    Chris Hull Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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