Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for this one-off documentary special to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission in 1983. Featuring ... See full summary »
Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
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
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 »
The son and heir of Charles I is shown as an infant on 30 January 1649. At this time, the prince (who later became Charles II, Restoration King) was in his late teens and had two younger brothers and three younger sisters. See more »
I have a cunning plan to save the king.
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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This is located on at least one set of the full series, seasons 1-4, though not all, so be sure to notice if or when you purchase it. Fifteen minutes of pure Blackadder. What better way to spend a quarter of an hour? This has Edmund as a Lord during the time of Cromwell and the revolution. He has to defend King Charles I(Stephen Fry, in a deliciously accurate parody of Prince Charles of Wales) from Oliver and the Roundheads. Baldrick returns, Percy does not. The minimalistic cast of this is works perfectly for this short. This has some of the best writing of this franchise. This is very close to being even funnier than Blackadder II, but it's prevented by just one too many uninspired gags and jokes and some pacing problems. It has quite a bit of the most clever material and laugh-out-loud as well as burst-out-laughing moments and scenes of these. I doubt more than half a minute passed without me laughing through watching this. A must-see for any fan of Blackadder. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys British humor, Rowan Atkinson's work and/or the titular character. 8/10
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