Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Blackadder

BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 26 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

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

Date
Thursday 17th September 1987
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    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

    Video

    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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