Starring: Tony Robinson
Directed by: Martin Shardlow , Mandie Fletcher
Produced by: John Lloyd
Written by: Richard Curtis , Ben Elton
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) is back as the scourge of the ages in this completely remastered, Ultimate Edition of Blackadder, featuring new, exclusive commentary and interviews! Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain's noble heritage. Others have just ended up on the dungheap. Edmund Blackadder is one of the latter.
Item Number: 15372
English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Back and Forth & Disc 6 16:9 Enhanced
All Else 4:3
All-New Digital Restoration from the original program masters
All-new commentary with Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Ben Elton, Richard Curtis, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny
All-new interviews with Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, and Tony Robinson
Blackadder Rides Again
Footnotes to History - An interactive guide to historical figures and events in Blackadder hosted by Tony Robinson
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) is back as the scourge of the ages in this completely remastered, Ultimate Edition of Blackadder, featuring new, exclusive commentary and interviews! Many great men have played a part in shaping Britain's noble heritage. Others have just ended up on the dungheap. Edmund Blackadder is one of the latter. From coward to cad and back again, Edmund surfaces in the medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Dickensian and World War I eras, where he seriously lowers the tone with an assortment of cunning plans, serpentine banter and his smelly servant, Baldrick (Tony Robinson, My Wonderful Life). Enormously popular, BlackAdder is written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill) and also stars Hugh Laurie (House), Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta), and Tim McInnerny (MI-5).
Many great dynasties, strong and brave, have played a part in shaping Britain's heritage. The Blackadders are not one of them. From cowards to cads and back again, the Blackadders have managed to seriously lower the integrity of every era through which they have wended their serpentine way.
The first recorded Blackadder, cursed from youth by a deformed haircut, creeps around medieval England in a pair of unattractive tights. His career starts with the murder of his own charming Uncle Richard III, and heads downwards from there, never helped by his companions, pea-brained Percy and pea-sized Baldrick.
England 1558, and the Blackadders once again bubble to the top of the melting pot of history, as Lord Edmund Blackadder, blessed with a big head and a small beard, tries to win the grace and favor of stark raving mad Queen Bess.
BlackAdder the Third
A couple of hundred years on, Blackadder re-emerges as the butler and confidante of George Prince Regent, a well-meaning dandified dunderhead. Blackadder's life is full of problems with Samuel Johnson, the Duke of Wellington, Pitt the Younger and the most stupid Baldrick so far.
BlackAdder Goes Forth
A world-weary Captain Blackadder, veteran of numerous campaigns, suddenly finds himself in the trenches facing 4 million German machine guns. He is not a happy man. He'd be slightly happier, however, if it weren't for his war companions, mad General Melchett, sly Captain Darling and malodorous Private Baldrick.
Back and Forth
The Blackadder cast returns after a 10 year absence for this special. The new 21st-century Lord Blackadder and his scabby, but loyal, servant Baldrick wreak havoc as they tumble through the past in a time machine, with disastrous consequences.
The Foretelling - Edmund Blackadder mistakenly kills King Richard III, making his own father king. But he is also responsible for the escape of his father's greatest enemy, Henry Tudor.
Born to be King - With the King off to the Crusades, Edmund attempts to discredit Prince Harry's claim to be next in line for the crown. He and Baldrick nearly succeed in casting doubt on his own legitimacy instead.
The Archbishop - Edmund is made the Archbishop, which has not been a very safe office to hold. It seems that the King doesn't agree with the church, and the landscape is littered with the bodies of former Archbishops.
The Queen of Spain's Beard - King Richard IV is in need of forging an alliance with Spain. In order to prevent war and draw the two countries together, the King declares that Edmund must marry a Spanish Princess.
Witchsmeller Pursuivant - England faces a duel crisis: sorcery is afoot and there is a great plague across the land. Woe to Edmund, that he is accused of being a witch by a witchsmeller. Will he and Baldrick have their day at the stake?
The Black Seal - These are the six most dangerous men in England, and Edmund plans to employ them in order to take over the throne. Edmund also attends to business in dismissing Percy and Baldrick from his service for good.
Bells - The congenital defects of the Blackadder family resurface. Edmund falls in love with his new man-servant, who is really a girl in disguise. Lord Flashheart turns up to spoil the wedding.
Head - Things get a bit hot for Edmund when he is appointed Head Executioner and accidentally executes Sir Francis Drake. This causes Edmund a slight problem when Drake's wife is given permission by the Queen to see him.
Potato - Sir Walter Raleigh returns from exploring the New World. Edmund decides to do some exploring to impress the Queen and with the aid of Captain Rum sets out on a two year trip to New Zealand in search of potatoes.
Money - The Bishop of Bath & Wells arrives to collect on a debt that Edmund owes. The clergy of Elizabethan England could be ruthless in their methods of chastising their flock, which explains the red hot poker the Bishop is brandishing.
Beer - Edmund has his Aunt and Uncle Whiteadder over for dinner. An awfully embarrassing set of circumstances - involving a turnip, an ostrich feather and his rather large aunt - brings trouble to the Blackadder home.
Chains - Edmund and Melchett are kidnapped by a German who plans to overthrow England's Queen. In a fitting end to the current series, the entire court are gruesomely, and some would argue deservedly, murdered.
Blackadder the Third
Dish and Dishonesty - The new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger (age not quite yet 14), plans to bankrupt the Prince. As usual, Blackadder takes his master's side (and in this case his wallet as well).
Ink and Incapability - Dr. Samuel Johnson asks the Prince for support of his new enterprise, a dictionary. When that work accidentally gets used for firewood, Edmund must re-write it before Dr. Johnson finds out.
Nob and Nobility - The Scarlet Pimpernel is the talk of London, much to Edmund's chagrin. He is set upon by French revolutionaries and held captive.
Sense and Senility - 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?
Ami and Amiability - 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."
Duel and Duality - Will Edmund's Scottish cousin, MacAdder, save him from death at the hands of the fearsome Duke of Wellington? Or is he more interested in Mrs. Miggin's buns? Baldrick comes up with a cunning idea!
Blackadder Goes Forth
Captain Cook - In the trenches on the front, Edmund vows that he's damned if he's doomed. When General Haig unveils his new strategy to move his drinks cabinet nearer to Berlin, Blackadder volunteers to be Official War Artist.
Corporal Punishment - 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.
Major Stan - Bad news reaches the trenches. The October Revolution in Moscow has produced three appalling results: a cease-fire by Russia, an offensive by Germany and a Charlie Chaplin impression by Baldrick.
Private Plane - Blackadder joins the Royal Flying Corps in order to escape the trenches. When he crashes behind the enemy lines with Baldrick, Lord Flashheart battles the Red Baron in order to rescue them.
General Hospital - Edmund is given three weeks to find a spy in the hospital. He takes this as an opportunity to get on with the lovely Nurse Mary and to spend the better portion of those weeks in bed.
Good Bye - Edmund and Lt. Barley share a nice rat stroganoff in their tent when word arrives that tomorrow morning the troops are going "over the top." Could a feigned bout of insanity put Edmund on the road to Calais?
Blackadder Back and Forth - It's New Year's Eve 1999, and Blackadder makes a bold claim to his contemporaries. He claims Baldrick has built a time machine with which Blackadder will get historical evidence. What no one knows is that Baldrick really has invented a time machine, with one slight flaw. That sends Blackadder and Baldrick on a millennium's worth of adventure.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol - In the late 1800's a kind and generous Ebeneezer Blackadder is visited the ghosts of his ancestors and told to follow the family tradition.
Blackadder: The Cavalier Years - As the only two loyalists to King Charles (sounding a lot like Prince Charles), it is up to Blackadder and Baldrick to come up with a plan to save the King from Oliver Cromwell's death sentence.
Baldrick's Video Diary
1990 – Best Light Entertainment Performance - Rowan Atkinson
1990 – Best Comedy Series
1988 – Best Comedy Series - BlackAdder III
|Percy and Captain Darling||---||Tim McInnerny|
|King Richard IV||---||Brian Blessed|
|The Queen||---||Elspet Gray|
|Prince Harry||---||Robert East|
|Queen Elizabeth I||---||Miranda Richardson|
|Lord Melchett and General Melchett||---||Stephen Fry|
Written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson
Directed by Martin Shardlow, Mandie Fletcher, Richard Boden
Produced by John Lloyd
Rowan Atkinson claims he discovered his comic potential while an electrical engineering student at Oxford, pulling faces in front of a mirror.
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