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 Goes Forth, Episode 5 is repeated on Gold today at 11:40am.

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Prince Regent (Hugh Laurie), Dr. Samuel Johnson (Robbie Coltrane).

Black Adder The Third, Episode 2 - Ink And Incapability

When Baldrick appears to have used the sole copy of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary as fuel in the Prince's fireplace, Blackadder fears for his life at the hands of Samuel and his enraged, opium-fiend friends. He immediately sets about trying to write a new one...

Further details

Dr. Samuel Johnson asks the Prince for support of his new enterprise, the Dictionary. When that work accidentally gets used for firewood, Edmund must re-write it before Dr. Johnson finds out.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th 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
Robbie Coltrane Dr. Samuel Johnson
Lee Cornes Shelley
Steve Steen Byron
Jim Sweeney Coleridge
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
John Lloyd Producer

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