The Black Adder (1982–1983)
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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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15 June 1983 (UK)  »

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Peter Cook's appearance in this episode as Richard III caused him some alarm; both John Lloyd and Brian Blessed have recalled that Cook was very nervous about playing the part. Cook was also not fond of adhering to a script and his lines contained many improvisations. See more »

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Any inaccuracies regarding Richard III and his close family are preemptively "explained away" by the opening montage which explains that Henry Tudor later rewrote history to suit his own agenda. See more »

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Prince Edmund: Well, frankly, everyone thought you were dead.
Richard III: Well, frankly, I am.
[head floats away]
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Funny and Gory
28 October 2006 | by 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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