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 - Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Blackadder is the kindest man in England, until a visit from the Spirit of Christmas helps him to see the error of his ways.

Further details

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

It is Christmas Eve, and the kindest man in England, Ebenezer Blackadder, has just given away his last penny - literally.

An appearance by the Spirit of Christmas educates the kindly gent of his ancestors' lives, and of his own future prospects. Ebenezer decides that a few changes need to be made...

The first ever Blackadder with a pleasant personality gets his comeuppance pretty damn fast.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd December 1988
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rowan Atkinson Lord Edmund Blackadder
    Rowan Atkinson Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire
    Tony Robinson Baldrick
    Miranda Richardson Queen Elizabeth I
    Stephen Fry Lord Melchett
    Hugh Laurie Prince Regent
    Patsy Byrne Nursie
    Guest cast
    Rowan Atkinson Ebenezer Blackadder
    Miranda Richardson Asphyxia XIX
    Stephen Fry Frondo
    Hugh Laurie Pigmot
    Robbie Coltrane Spirit of Christmas
    Miriam Margolyes Queen Victoria
    Jim Broadbent Prince Albert
    Denis Lill Beadle
    Pauline Melville Mrs Scratchit
    Philip Pope Lord Nelson
    Nicola Bryant Millicent
    Ramsay Gilderdale Ralph
    David Barber Enormous Orphan
    Erkan Mustafa Enormous Orphan
    David Nunn Enormous Orphan
    Writing team
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Ben Elton Writer
    Production team
    Richard Boden Director
    John Lloyd Producer
    Chris Wadsworth Editor
    Antony Thorpe Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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