Blackadder. Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1983 - 2000
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

The Blackadder dynasty has run through English history since time immemorial, seemingly always hampered by a Baldrick, and often a Percy and Melchett. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and more.

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The Black Adder, Episode 6 - The Black Seal

Blackadder. Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (Rowan Atkinson). Credit: BBC
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

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 28th October 2011 11:25pm Gold
Saturday 29th October 2011 1:15am Gold
Saturday 18th February 2012 11:40am Gold
Sunday 4th March 2012 8:15am Gold
Monday 5th March 2012 2:30am Gold
Sunday 18th March 2012 8:50am Gold
Sunday 8th April 2012 9:30am Gold
Monday 9th April 2012 7:35am Gold
Saturday 2nd June 2012 10:05am Gold
Monday 10th September 2012 11:40pm Gold
Tuesday 11th September 2012 2:30am Gold
Thursday 9th May 2013 10:20pm Gold
Friday 10th May 2013 1:25am Gold
Sunday 1st September 2013 12:00am Gold
Sunday 1st September 2013 2:25am Gold
Saturday 19th October 2013 12:25am Gold
Saturday 19th October 2013 2:30am Gold
Friday 7th March 2014 11:40pm Gold
Saturday 8th March 2014 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 1st April 2014 2:10am Gold
Thursday 24th April 2014 12:20am Gold
Thursday 24th April 2014 2:15am Gold
Friday 20th June 2014 11:15pm Gold
Saturday 21st June 2014 1:50am Gold
Friday 25th July 2014 1:00am Gold
Friday 25th July 2014 8:20pm Gold
Tuesday 6th January 2015 11:00pm Gold
Wednesday 7th January 2015 2:30am Gold
Saturday 28th March 2015 10:20am Gold
Sunday 21st June 2015 12:25pm Gold
Thursday 7th January 2016 8:45pm Gold
Friday 7th October 2016 9:00pm Gold
Friday 23rd December 2016 11:20pm Yesterday
Saturday 24th December 2016 9:20pm Yesterday
Saturday 18th February 2017 9:00pm Gold
Monday 17th April 2017 10:25pm Yesterday
Tuesday 18th April 2017 12:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 11th July 2017 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 26th July 2017 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:30pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2017 1:50am Gold
Sunday 14th January 2018 10:25pm Yesterday
Thursday 1st March 2018 11:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 12:30am Yesterday
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 10:30pm Yesterday
Thursday 8th June 2023 9:00pm Gold
Friday 9th June 2023 1:35am Gold
Saturday 10th June 2023 11:55pm Gold
Sunday 11th June 2023 11:00pm Gold
Tuesday 18th July 2023 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 18th July 2023 11:40pm Gold

Cast & crew

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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