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 II, Episode 4 is repeated tomorrow at 9:30pm.

Black Adder The Third, Episode 3 - Nob And Nobility

The Scarlet Pimpernel is at the height of his activities sneaking aristocrats out of revolutionary France, and Blackadder is not too pleased at the sudden overrunning of London with the objectionable garlic-munchers. He decides to prove the Pimpernel's actions as overrated by rescuing an aristo himself - or not...

Further details

Blackadder. Lord Smedley / The Scarlet Pimpernel (Nigel Planer). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the talk of London, much to Edmund's chagrin. He is set upon by French revolutionaries and held captive.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st October 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
Tim McInnerny Lord Topper
Nigel Planer Lord Smedley / The Scarlet Pimpernel
Chris Barrie Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
John Lloyd Producer

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