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

Blackadder

  • 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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1988 Specials - The Cavalier Years

Blackadder. Image shows left to right: Oliver Cromwell (Warren Clarke), King Charles I (Stephen Fry). Credit: BBC, Comic Relief
It is November 1648 and King Charles I is hiding from Cromwell and his Roundheads, having lost the English Civil War. His only two remaining supporters are one Sir Edmund Blackadder and his servant, Baldrick...

Notes

This short sketch was written and performed for Comic Relief.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 5th February 1988
Time
9:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Guest cast
Rowan Atkinson Sir Edmund Blackadder
Warren Clarke Oliver Cromwell
Stephen Fry King Charles I
Harry Enfield Narrator
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer

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