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

Blackadder

  • 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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Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 4 - Private Plane

Blackadder. Image shows left to right: Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), Baron Von Richthoven (Adrian Edmondson). Credit: BBC
Blackadder's latest plan to escape the terror of the trenches is to join the glamorous world of Lord Flasheart in the Royal Flying Corps.

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Blackadder joins the Royal Flying Corps in order to escape the trenches.

Unfortunately, on his maiden flight as a "20-minuter", Blackadder - with navigator Baldrick at his side - is shot-down behind German lines, and captured by their number 1 flying ace, Baron Von Richthoven.

Lord Flasheart battles the Red Baron in order to rescue them.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 19th October 1989
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Gabrielle Glaister Driver Bob Parkhurst
Rik Mayall Squadron Leader Lord Flashheart
Adrian Edmondson Baron Von Richthoven
Hugo Blick (as Hugo E Blick) Lieutenant Von Gerhardt
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Production team
Richard Boden Director
John Lloyd Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Chris Hull Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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