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 Goes Forth, Episode 1 is repeated on BBC4 on Tuesday at 10pm.

Black Adder The Third, Episode 1 - Dish And Dishonesty

The House of Commons, now led by William Pitt the Younger, sets out to bankrupt the Prince Regent. Blackadder has a plan to stop them, but it'll involve a rigged by-election and new MP - there's only one man for the job...

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson), Sir Talbot Buxomly (Denis Lill). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

The new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger (age not quite yet 14), plans to bankrupt the Prince. As usual, Blackadder takes his master's side (and in this case his wallet as well).

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th September 1987
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Hugh Laurie Prince Regent
Helen Atkinson-Wood Mrs. Miggins
Guest cast
Vincent Hanna Mr Vincent Hanna, his own great great great grandfather (Reporter)
Denis Lill Sir Talbot Buxomly
Simon Osborne Pitt the Younger
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Ivor Biggun
Dominic Martelli Pitt the Even Younger
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


Prince George

Pitt the Younger arrives at the palace to confront the Prince.

Featuring: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire), Hugh Laurie (Prince Regent), Simon Osborne (Pitt the Younger).


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