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Blackadder

BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 28 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

The Black Adder, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold on Friday at 8pm.

Blackadder II, Episode 6 - Chains

Melchett and Blackadder are taken hostage by the dastardly German master of disguise Prince Ludwig, just hours after the Queen swore to only pay one more ransom ever. When she struggles to choose between the two, their captor decides to overthrow her and make himself King.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 20th February 1986
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Full synopsis

Edmund and Melchett are kidnapped by a German who plans to overthrow England's Queen. In a fitting end to the current series, the entire court are gruesomely, and some would argue deservedly, murdered.

Repeats

  1. Thursday 9th June 2011 at 22.40 on Gold
  2. Friday 10th June 2011 at 00.40 on Gold
  3. Saturday 20th August 2011 at 18.00 on Gold
  4. Sunday 21st August 2011 at 12.00 on Gold
  5. Sunday 16th October 2011 at 21.40 on Gold
  6. Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 20.40 on Gold
  7. Tuesday 8th November 2011 at 23.20 on Gold
  8. Tuesday 14th February 2012 at 20.45 on Gold
  9. Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 15.20 on Gold
  10. Saturday 18th February 2012 at 15.35 on Gold
  11. Tuesday 24th April 2012 at 22.20 on Gold
  12. Wednesday 25th April 2012 at 01.00 on Gold
  13. Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 21.40 on Gold
  14. Thursday 6th September 2012 at 01.05 on Gold
  15. Thursday 7th February 2013 at 20.20 on Gold
  16. Thursday 7th February 2013 at 23.40 on Gold
  17. Friday 14th June 2013 at 21.00 on Gold
  18. Sunday 7th July 2013 at 22.20 on BBC2
  19. Sunday 7th July 2013 at 23.00 on BBC2 Scot
  20. Tuesday 30th July 2013 at 20.40 on Gold
  21. Wednesday 31st July 2013 at 16.40 on Gold
  22. Sunday 1st September 2013 at 16.00 on Gold
  23. Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 22.20 on Gold
  24. Thursday 26th September 2013 at 20.20 on Gold
  25. Saturday 18th January 2014 at 20.20 on Gold
  26. Sunday 19th January 2014 at 15.00 on Gold
  27. Wednesday 5th March 2014 at 21.00 on Gold
  28. Wednesday 7th May 2014 at 22.20 on Gold
  29. Thursday 8th May 2014 at 19.40 on Gold
  30. Monday 28th July 2014 at 22.20 on Gold
  31. Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 20.20 on Gold
  32. Monday 15th September 2014 at 21.20 on Gold
  33. Tuesday 16th September 2014 at 01.15 on Gold
  34. Sunday 28th December 2014 at 18.50 on Gold
  35. Monday 29th December 2014 at 11.25 on Gold
  36. Saturday 17th January 2015 at 11.20 on Gold
  37. Saturday 17th January 2015 at 17.15 on Gold
  38. Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 22.20 on Gold
  39. Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 19.40 on Gold
  40. Friday 10th April 2015 at 22.20 on Gold
  41. Saturday 11th April 2015 at 13.30 on Gold
  42. Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 22.40 on Gold
  43. Thursday 18th June 2015 at 20.20 on Gold
  44. Sunday 21st June 2015 at 13.05 on Gold
  45. Thursday 17th September 2015 at 23.50 on Gold
  46. Friday 18th September 2015 at 20.40 on Gold
  47. Sunday 29th November 2015 at 21.00 on Dave
  48. Monday 30th November 2015 at 19.00 on Dave
  49. Tuesday 12th January 2016 at 20.40 on Gold
  50. Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 14.00 on Gold
  51. Saturday 16th April 2016 at 20.20 on Dave
  52. Sunday 17th April 2016 at 17.20 on Dave
  53. Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 22.40 on Yesterday
  54. Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 21.20 on Yesterday

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Lord Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Tim McInnerny Percy
Miranda Richardson Queen Elizabeth I (The Queen)
Stephen Fry Lord Melchett
Patsy Byrne Nursie (Nurse)
Guest cast
Hugh Laurie Prince Ludwig
Max Harvey Torturer
Mark Arden 1st Guard
Lee Cornes 2nd Guard
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
John Lloyd Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
Chris Wadsworth Editor

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