The Black Adder: Season 1, Episode 1

The Foretelling (15 Jun. 1983)

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Prince Edmund (Black Adder) arrives late to the Battle of Bosworth Field, accidentally killing King Richard III, thinking he was stealing his horse.

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Prince Edmund (Black Adder) arrives late to the Battle of Bosworth Field, accidentally killing King Richard III, thinking he was stealing his horse.

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When Richard III was killed he was succeeded by his nephew, as Richard IV. Even in the alternative reality, the nephew, as son of Edward IV, would still be ahead of his uncle in the line of succession. See more »

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The Queen: Well, I suppose you want to ravish me.
King Richard: In a moment!
King Richard: The woman's insatiable!
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Funny and Gory
28 October 2006 | by (Tel Aviv, Israel) – See all my reviews

England 1300 and something. Edmond wakes up late for battle, kills the king by accident, and makes his father the new king. Pleased with the "victory", Edmond names himself "The Black Adder". Although it is not considered as good as the other Black Adder shows, it is the beginning, and therefore we forgive the prematurity. Rowan Atkinson is great sometimes, but sometimes just too goofy and silly. People who aren't familiar with Shakespeare will enjoy this show even less, there are many references to Macbeth and Hamlet. Also, if you are sensitive to graphic violent jokes you won't like to see the gory spectacles. 7 out 10.


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