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.

Blackadder II, Episode 1 is repeated on Yesterday on Wednesday at 11pm.

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. Wednesday 15th April 2020 at 11:00pm on Yesterday
  2. Thursday 16th April 2020 at 9:00pm on Yesterday

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
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Antony Thorpe Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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