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


  • 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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Blackadder II, Episode 1 - Bells

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


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Saturday 18th December 2010 8:40pm BBC2
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Monday 20th May 2024 8:40pm Gold
Tuesday 21st May 2024 12:40am Gold

Cast & crew

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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