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Black-Adder II (1986)

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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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Series cast summary:
 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Byrne ...
 Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Aitken ...
 Minstrel / ... (6 episodes, 1986)


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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Blackadder mentions that Percy is "heir to the Duchy of Northumberland". The first season of the show was filmed in Northumberland, mainly at Alnwick Castle. See more »


Lord Melchett: This is no time for jokes Blackadder, we've been kidnapped!
Blackadder: [remembering that he said 'only real idiots get kindapped'] Ooooh God! How incredibly embarrassing!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, a snake (a Mexican black kingsnake) slithers across a marble table (in a homage/parody to I, Claudius (1976), a historical/political drama series which starred Patsy Byrne). However, the snake doesn't go the way it should, and at the end is removed and replaced with an object (the object varies depending on the episode). See more »


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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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