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 4 - Money

Blackadder is facing money troubles - or, as he puts it, 'cashflow problems' - that are far from helped when the notorious baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells arrives to call in a thousand-pound debt.

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Lord Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), Arthur the Sailor (John Pierce Jones), Baldrick (Tony Robinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

The Bishop of Bath & Wells arrives to collect on a debt that Edmund owes. The clergy of Elizabethan England could be ruthless in their methods of chastising their flock, which explains the red hot poker the Bishop is brandishing.

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th February 1986
30 minutes


    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
    Ronald Lacey Bishop of Bath & Wells
    Cassie Stuart Mollie
    Lesley Nicol Mrs. Pants
    John Pierce Jones Arthur the Sailor
    Tony Aitken Mad Beggar
    Philip Pope Leonardo Acropolis
    Piers Ibbotson Messenger
    Barry Craine Mr. Pants
    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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