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, Hugh Laurie 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.

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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
Hugh Laurie Prince Regent
Miranda Richardson Queen Elizabeth I
Stephen Fry Lord Melchett
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

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