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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
17 September 1987 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Macbeth! See more »
Plot:
In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time. Full summary »
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Awards:
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
Hugh Laurie to Become Blackbeard in NBC’s ‘Crossbones’
 (From Screen Rant. 21 November 2012, 7:36 AM, PST)

Jeremy Paxman's Newsnight quiz
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The opposite of Baldrick's trousers! See more (47 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [4])

Series Directed by
Mandie Fletcher (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Curtis (6 episodes, 1987)
Ben Elton (6 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
John Lloyd .... producer (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Original Music by
Howard Goodall (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Design by
Antony Thorpe (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ann Fenton .... hair stylist / makeup artist (6 episodes, 1987)
Victoria Pocock .... designer of make-up / designer of makeup (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Management
Olivia Hill .... manager of production (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Art Department
Judy Farr .... buyer of properties (6 episodes, 1987)
Graham McCallum .... designer of graphics (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Barville .... supervisor of sound (6 episodes, 1987)
Nick Way .... deputy sound supervisor (2 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stuart Murdoch .... designer of visual effects (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bristow .... director of lighting (5 episodes, 1987)
Ron Green .... supervisor of cameras (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alleyne Kirby Davies .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Sue Collins .... mixer of vision (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Music Department
Alison Limerick .... performer: end title song (6 episodes, 1987)
Richie Pitts .... performer: end title song (6 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
Nikki Cockcroft .... assistant to production (6 episodes, 1987)
Duncan Cooper .... assistant manager of floors (6 episodes, 1987)
John Latus .... co-ordinator of technicalities / coordinator of technicalities (4 episodes, 1987)
Allan Flood .... supervisor of production operatives (3 episodes, 1987)
 

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Also Known As:
"Blackadder III" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
180 min | 30 min (6 episodes)
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Trivia:
Though this series is notable for its historical inaccuracies, Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Prince George (later George IV) is fairly close to the mark. Prince George was made regent in the absence of his father (George III) and was immediately hated by his people. He reportedly lived only for pleasure and didn't care about the public who through taxes had to foot the bill. This also explains the otherwise incongruous references in this series to George (played by a noticeably slender actor) having a weight problem - in reality the prince regent's indulgent life style resulted in him being obese. However, he probably wasn't quite as hopelessly stupid as portrayed in the script.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Although purportedly set during the British Regency (1811-1820), there are appearances by, and contemporary references to, historical figures who were dead before that time, such as Samuel Johnson and Admiral Nelson. Characters use expressions not developed until later, such as "prince and the pauper" or "roller coaster."See more »
Quotes:
Baldrick:Morning, Mr. B.
Blackadder:Leave me alone, Baldrick. If I wanted to talk to a vegetable, I would have bought one at the market.
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Is the series historically accurate?
How does the dictionary survive when it is thrown into the fire?
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The opposite of Baldrick's trousers!, 14 October 2006
Author: scifi_luv from LA

Holy crap this is so hysterical! Why aren't American comedies written like this? For anybody who thinks comedy has to be dumb-- there is more wit and intelligence in the six episodes of this series than in a shelf of novels! Hugh Laurie is a complete hoot. I couldn't believe it was the same guy as House! There are so many great lines and gags in this series you could watch each show dozens of times and still pick up on new things each time. Rowan Atkinson is hilarious as the verbose and put upon butler Edmund. This is my favorite of all the Blackadder series. And Tony Robinson is wonderful as ever as the somewhat obtuse heart of the series, "the oppressed mass" Baldrick. Some of my favorite lines: "When someone messes with a Wellington he really puts his foot in it" and Baldrick explaining how he got his name and cousin Macadder "the top kipper salesman" and homicidal swordsman from Scotland.

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