Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (1988)

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Sir Edmund Blackadder must protect, and later rescue, King Charles I from the Roundheads.


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In 1648, Sir Edmund Blackadder, descendant of Prince Edmund Plantagent and currently the sole member of the noble dynasty, is one of two people who stayed loyal to King Charles I after Oliver Cromwell's threat, the other being Baldrick, descendant of a pig farmer and a bearded lady. To protect his liege, Sir Edmund has hid the king (the series has already proven to us that the royals are insane) in Blackadder Hall, but Baldrick unwittingly betrays the ruler when Cromwell arrives at the Hall. Blackadder decides he must save the king when he is sentenced to execution, and becomes frustrated when Baldrick cluelessly accepts a job as executioner- until he realizes he may be able to use it to save Charles... Written by Bloggers!

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5 February 1988 (UK)  »

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A Fekete Vipera: Lovagi évek  »

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Stephen Fry, who plays King Charles I, plays the character as an impression of the Prince of Wales at the time, Prince Charles, who when crowned king, would be King Charles III (although it is believed to be unlikely he will continue to use the name Charles). See more »


Baldrick: I have a cunning plan to save the king.
Edmund Blackadder: Ha! Well forgive me if a don't do a cartwheel of joy; your family's history in the department of cunning planning is about as impressive as Stumpy O'Leg McNolegs' personal best in the Market Harborough marathon.
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Follows Black Adder the Third (1987) See more »

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very very very very funny
30 October 2002 | by (England, UK) – See all my reviews

just like the series but set just after the era of BA2. rlough has said it all really but i can safely say you should check this episode out if you ever can. Rowan Atkinson never fails in his role as blackadder and could never be replaced and neither can Tony Robinson as Baldrick

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