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 on Saturday at 9:30pm.

Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 2 - Corporal Punishment

After having trouble with the trenches' telephone system, Blackadder is facing a court-martial for disobeying orders; and far more seriously, shooting and eating Melchett's prized pet pigeon, Speckled Jim. Is there any hope for the Captain, or does a firing squad and certain death await?

Further details

Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Captain Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Lieutenant George Barleigh (Hugh Laurie), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.

In 13 years of service to King and Country, Edmund has faced danger: in Nepal tackling an over-spiced curry; in Mombassa, confronting 200,000 grass-skirted men. But now he is truly in a pickle.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th October 1989
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rowan Atkinson Captain Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson Baldrick
Stephen Fry General Melchett
Tim McInnerny Captain Kevin Darling
Hugh Laurie Lieutenant George Barleigh
Guest cast
Jeremy Hardy Corporal Perkins (Jailer)
Stephen Frost Corporal Jones (Head of Firing Squad)
Lee Cornes Private Fraser
Paul Mark Elliott Private Robinson
Jeremy Gittins Private Tipplewick
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Richard Boden Director
John Lloyd Producer

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