Blackadder. Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1983 - 2000
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

The Blackadder dynasty has run through English history since time immemorial, seemingly always hampered by a Baldrick, and often a Percy and Melchett. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and more.

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Black Adder The Third, Episode 5 - Amy And Amiability

Blackadder. Image shows left to right: Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire (Rowan Atkinson). Credit: BBC
The Prince is bankrupt. In order to secure funds, Blackadder suggests that his only option is to find a bride and marry into a moneyed family. Beautiful Amy Hardwood, daughter of a cotton magnate, seems a prime candidate.

Further details

There are a total of nine pence left in the royal treasury and Edmund sets out to find a suitable dowry for the Prince Regent to marry. Edmund locates one Amy Hardwood, "a light fluffy bunny of a girl."

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th October 1987
30 minutes


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Cast & crew

Rowan Atkinson Mr. Edmund Blackadder, Esquire
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Hugh Laurie Prince Regent
Helen Atkinson-Wood Mrs Miggins
Guest cast
Miranda Richardson Amy Hardwood
Warren Clarke Mr. Hardwood
Barbara Horne Sally Cheapside
Roger Avon The Duke of Cheapside
Warren Clarke The Shadow (Voice)
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Mandie Fletcher Director
John Lloyd Producer
Antony Thorpe Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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