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.

Black Adder The Third, Episode 4 - Sense And Senility

As the British anarchist movement grows in number, the Prince becomes more wary of threats upon his life. He is also increasingly interested in the theatre, and seeks acting tuition from two leading thespians.

Further details

Blackadder. Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

Anarchists lurk in every cupboard and actors in every coffee house. Which poses a greater threat to the Prince Regent? And more importantly, will his trousers stand the strain?

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th 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
    Hugh Paddick Keanrick
    Kenneth Connor Mossop
    Ben Elton Anarchist
    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

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