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 15th April at 11pm.

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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