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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 »
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Macbeth! See more (46 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:
This series of Blackadder marked a change in the traditional line-up of characters. The two previous series, "The Black Adder" (1982) and "Black-Adder II" (1986) included different historical incarnations of Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), Baldrick (Tony Robinson) and Lord Percy (Tim McInnerny). This time round the character of Lord Percy wasn't in at all, his role as the foppish fool of the group being replaced by the character of George, Prince Of Wales, the Prince Regent. McInnerny was actually offered the part of George but turned it down as he feared that he would become typecast. He did appear in "Black Adder the Third: Nob and Nobility (#1.3)" (1987), playing Lord Topper the Fop. Hugh Laurie eventually got the part of George, having played two characters in the previous series (Simon Partridge in "Black-Adder II: Beer (#1.5)" (1986) and Prince Ludwig in "Black-Adder II: Chains (#1.6)" (1986).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:
Prince George:What can I do to a woman that I can't do to you?
Blackadder:I cannot conceive, sir.
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How does the dictionary survive when it is thrown into the fire?
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Does Mrs. Miggins also appear in Blackadder II?
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Macbeth!, 28 August 2002
Author: book addict from farnham, england

I love this series. No, scratch that, I ADORE this series! Rowan Atkinson is fantastic as Blackadder (Macbeth!), Tony Robinson is perfect as Baldrick (I'd buy a little turnip of my own), and Hugh Laurie is wonderful as the Prince Regent (Why is it, that however many socks I buy, I never seem to have enough)! It was a shame that Tim McInnery and Stephen Fry could only be in it for one episode - but hey, they made the most of that one episode! Dr. Johnson is a brilliant character (EVERY word), like Pitt the Younger (What kind of jelly?) and those actors! Hot potato, orchestra stalls, Puck will make amends!

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