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

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of 78 further repeats of this episode

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?