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.

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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