Did You Know?
While in the first series Edmund (Black Adder) was more the idiot and comic relief than Baldrick (who in the first series comes up with ridiculous ideas but manages to somehow contribute to get Edmund out of trouble on many occasions), the roles of the characters of Black Adder and Baldrick were switched in the series that followed due to the influence of new writer Ben Elton. Actually, the pilot episode of the first series showed Blackadder with his later-to-be persona, rather than the dimwit that was actually shown here. While Baldrick kept many of the same mannerisms, catchphrases ("I have a cunning plan"), and actor portraying the character (Tony Robinson), he became the idiot and comic foil that Blackadder was in the first series. Blackadder, on the other hand, became a more intelligent and insulting character with each subsequent series. See more
The Laird of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles
Baldrick, that is the worst plan since Olav the Viking ordered 20.000 helmets with the horns on the inside.
"It is Europe, 400 years ago. In Spain War rages, as Christians from every land fight off the threatening terror of Turkish invasion. The French... are in uneasy peace. But in England, under the tutelage of a powerful King, the Ship of State ploughs a steady course as the Court awaits the Queen's birthday and the return of a Scottish Hero from the War......." See more