Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions


  • 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.

Press clippings

Blackadder fan builds pub

A fan of the TV comedy Blackadder who built a pub named after the series now faces leaving the place behind as the house is for sale.

Great Yarmouth Mercury, 17th August 2021

'I watched BBC's Blackadder for the first time'

It was one of the craziest comedies I've ever seen and I will certainly be watching it again.

Reemul Balla, My London, 1st August 2021

Richard Curtis rules out fifth series of Blackadder

Blackadder creator Richard Curtis has hinted there will be no fifth series of the show as it would 'finish him off' as filming four series was such 'hard work'

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 28th July 2021

Tony Robinson: most diverse thing in Blackadder was the title

The 74-year-old Tony Robinson has won over the nation's hearts several times through the years, for his performance as Baldrick, his various audiobooks and his presenting job on Time Team. Now, he talks to Ed Cumming about whether there'll be a Blackadder reunion and why he thinks Boris Johnson is the luckiest politician in the world

Ed Cumming, The Independent, 23rd April 2021

Does Blackadder need trigger warnings?

The BBC has slapped "offensive content" warnings on inoffensive comedies.

Spiked, 8th February 2021

Blackadder gets an 'offensive language' warning

Fans watching the second episode of the first series on iPlayer are now greeted with the disclaimer: 'Contains discriminatory language and content that some viewers may find offensive.'

Chortle, 14th January 2021

Rowan Atkinson may return as Blackadder one day

Blackadder could one day return, Rowan Atkinson has said. Asked in an interview, he commented: "It's certainly not impossible."

British Comedy Guide, 5th January 2021

iPlayer adds Vicar Of Dibley, Catherine Tate and Royle Family

BBC iPlayer has added all the episodes of The Vicar Of Dibley, The Catherine Tate Show and The Royle Family. Further box sets are to follow, including Blackadder and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

British Comedy Guide, 24th October 2020

An exceptionally important piece of Blackadder analysis

For a sitcom, Blackadder Goes Forth has inspired a great deal of scholarly debate over the years. In particular, the series' portrayal of Field Marshal Haig as a callous murderer has become massively controversial. Is this simply devastatingly effective and truthful satire, or a fundamental misrepresentation of history which everyone has taken as fact?

It's certainly an interesting question. So in true Dirty Feed spirit, let's ignore all of that and investigate the show's set design in painstaking and pointless detail instead.

John Hoare, Dirty Feed, 24th March 2020

12 Days of Christmas Specials 4: Blackadder

Blackadder's Christmas Carol was a feature-length special, made in-between Blackadder The Third and Blackadder Goes Forth. It tells of the story of Ebenezer Blackadder, who against type, is the nicest man in the whole of England...

Rhianna Evans, The Comedy Blog, 17th December 2019

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