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.

Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 12pm.

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Kate (Gabrielle Glaister), Lord Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson).

Blackadder II, Episode 1 - Bells

Lord Blackadder is deeply disturbed when he finds himself falling in love with his new manservant, Bob. A surprise relaxes his fears and they agree to marry, but could a visiting guest come between the happy couple?

Further details

The congenital defects of the Blackadder family resurface. Edmund falls in love with his new man-servant, who is really a girl in disguise. Lord Flashheart turns up to spoil the wedding.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th January 1986
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 1st July 2021 at 12:10pm on Gold
  2. Thursday 1st July 2021 at 4:00pm on Gold
  3. Thursday 1st July 2021 at 10:30pm on Gold

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Lord Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Tim McInnerny Percy
Miranda Richardson Queen Elizabeth I
Stephen Fry Lord Melchett
Patsy Byrne Nursie
Guest cast
Gabrielle Glaister Kate
Rik Mayall Flashheart
John Grillo Dr. Leech
Edward Jewesbury Kate's Father
Barbara Miller Wisewoman
Sadie Shimmin Young Crone
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
John Lloyd Producer

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