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 Back & Forth

It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Lord Edmund Blackadder V is holding a dinner party for his 4 closest friends.

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Lord Edmund Blackadder V (Rowan Atkinson), Baldrick (Tony Robinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

When a practical joke goes wrong and a 'time machine' constructed by Baldrick actually works, Edmund finds himself face-to-face with such historical luminaries as Elizabeth I, Robin Hood, William Shakespeare, and even a dinosaur.


This episode was commissioned to be shown as a visitor attraction at The Millennium Dome. Blackadder Back & Forth was shown on Sky in October, and received its first terrestrial broadcast on BBC One, on Easter Sunday 2002 - for this a laughter track was added.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st October 2000
Sky One
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Tony Robinson Baldrick
    Miranda Richardson Queen Elizabeth I
    Stephen Fry Lord Melchett
    Patsy Byrne Nursie
    Guest cast
    Rowan Atkinson Lord Edmund Blackadder V
    Stephen Fry The Duke of Wellington
    Stephen Fry All Melchetts
    Hugh Laurie All Georges
    Tim McInnerny All Darlings
    Miranda Richardson All Elizabeths
    Colin Firth William Shakespeare
    Rik Mayall Robin Hood
    Kate Moss Maid Marian
    Crispin Harris Friar Tuck
    Simon Russell Beale Napoleon
    Jennie Bond Royal Reporter (Voice)
    Writing team
    Richard Curtis Writer
    Ben Elton Writer
    Production team
    Andrew Howe-Davies Production Designer
    Guy Bensley Editor
    Paul Weiland Director
    Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Producer
    Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
    Geoffrey Perkins Executive Producer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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