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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 January 1986 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
The original may be dead... but now his bastard great-great grandson swaggers around Renaissance London with a big head and a small beard.
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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The best, by far! See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Rowan Atkinson ... Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)

Tim McInnerny ... Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)

Tony Robinson ... Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)

Miranda Richardson ... Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)

Stephen Fry ... Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Byrne ... Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)

Tony Aitken ... Minstrel / ... (6 episodes, 1986)
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Series Directed by
Mandie Fletcher (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Curtis (6 episodes, 1986)
Ben Elton (6 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
John Lloyd .... producer (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Production Design by
Antony Thorpe (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Makeup Department
Victoria Pocock .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1986)
Sunetra Sastry .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Production Management
Prue Saenger .... production manager (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Art Department
Monica Boggust .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1986)
Malcolm Dalton .... Cameraman / Graphics Editor (6 episodes, 1986)
Graham Kern .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Sound Department
Neil Sadwick .... studio sound (6 episodes, 1986)
Nick Way .... deputy sound supervisor (5 episodes, 1986)
John Mooney .... sound (3 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Baker .... film camera: titles / film camera (6 episodes, 1986)
Ron Green .... senior cameraman (4 episodes, 1986)
Don Babbage .... studio lighting (3 episodes, 1986)
Henry Barber .... studio lighting (3 episodes, 1986)
John Dailley .... senior cameraman (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Editorial Department
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Music Department
Jeremy Jackman .... singer: end credits (6 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Other crew
Sarah Gowers .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1986)
Amita Lochab .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1986)
Ray Hider .... technical coordinator (4 episodes, 1986)
 

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176 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the only feature to actually use a snake to symbolize Blackadder: the snake in the title sequence, the "B" of "Blackadder", and an embroidered snake on the upper sleeve of his costume.See more »
Quotes:
Baldrick:Have you got a plan, my lord?
Blackadder:Yes I have, and it's so cunning you could brush your teeth with it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Chicken Run (2000)See more »

FAQ

How is Lord Blackadder from this series related to Prince Edmund from 'The Black Adder'?
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19 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
The best, by far!, 28 June 2003
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

Blackadder II is the finest series of them all. we have the perfect cast and the crispest writing. Everything is spot on here.

Miranda Richardson joins the cast, as a particularly loopy Queen Elizabeth. Stehen Fry joins in as the toadying Lord Melchett and the delightful Patsy Byrne is the daft Nursie. Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny are back as the descendants of their previous characters. Percy is still a cretin, but now so is Baldrick! Luckily, Lord Edmund is a step above his ancestor, even if his station in life has fallen.

The guests this time include Hugh Laurie as mad Prince Ludwig, Rik Mayall in his first turn as the great Lord Flasheart, and Tom Baker as a rather insane sea captain.

If you never get to see any of the other series, watch this one.

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