Following a spate of kidnappings, Queen Elizabeth declares that she will no longer pay the perpetrators their ransom demands. Almost immediately, Edmund Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by the demented German spy Ludwig, who may have more on his mind than just money. Knowing that the Queen will not pay for their release, Blackadder and Melchett must outwit their half-wit captors in order to escape. Written by
Did You Know?
Prince Ludvig offering Edmund apologies (pronouncing it as "Apple Logies") and Edmund not accepting it, was a jab at the Australian television awards The Logies as how the first season was made by an Australian television network so it was eligible for any Logie nominations, but did not receive any. See more
In his pantomimed conversation with the torturer in Prince Ludwig's dungeon, Blackadder interprets one of the torturer's gestures as meaning that he (Edmund) is "head over heels" in love with Satan. In fact, at that point the torturer had his heels over his head instead of the other way around. See more
I shall read it to you.
Ah, typical master criminal, loves the sound of his own voice.
Funeral for a Friend
Written and performed by Elton John
The opening plays over the scene after the credits as the camera pans over the murdered bodies of the characters. See more