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, Hugh Laurie and others.

Blackadder Back & Forth - Blackadder Back & Forth

It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Lord Edmund Blackadder V is holding a dinner party for his four 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 special episode was commissioned to be shown as a visitor attraction at The Millennium Dome, in a cinema venue run/sponsored by Sky. It was broadcast on Sky One in October, and received its first terrestrial broadcast on BBC One, on Sunday 21st April 2002 - for this a laughter track was added. (It had been due to air on Easter Sunday, at the end of March, but was postponed following the death of the Queen Mother.)

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
Paul Weiland Director
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Producer
Peter Bennett-Jones Executive Producer
Geoffrey Perkins Executive Producer

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