In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
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1986  
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 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Byrne ...
 Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Minstrel / ... (6 episodes, 1986)
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Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a leading courtier: Lord Edmund Blackaddder, great-grandson of the original. Now, however, he is dryly cynical and intelligent, but still trying to become king; this time by marrying the queen. However, her right-hand-man, Lord Melchett, will always serve as fair competition for her hand. Blackadder is again assisted by the clueless but fashionable Lord Percy Percy and dung-eating, "cunning" peasant Baldrick. Written by Bloggers!

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The original may be dead... but now his bastard great-great grandson swaggers around Renaissance London with a big head and a small beard.

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9 January 1986 (UK)  »

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Blackadder - Zweiter Teil  »

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Trivia

A murder mystery-style episode was written, but dropped because the writers felt it did not work for the show. See more »

Quotes

Blackadder: The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the Devil's own satanic HERD.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of episode 2 ("Head") the year of production is given as MCXIIIV A.D. (which is not a valid roman number) instead of MCMLXXXV A.D. See more »

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Fantastic
24 June 2003 | by (Colchester, England) – See all my reviews

Simply fantastic. Whilst this isn't my fav series (I prefer series III) it is still hugely funny. Unfortunately the humour is very British and probably won't work in the USA. Pity. This series is a huge improvement on the first, the increased interplay (piss-taking) between Blackadder and Baldrick is the key (it also helps having a little more stability in the story line. Simply fantastic, can be watched over and over again, although one must avoid quoting it on a daily basis!


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