Edmund is "awarded" the post of Lord High Executioner, a position which frequently results in the loss of one's own head.

Director:

Writers:

(by), (by)
Reviews

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Queen Elizabeth I
...
Patsy Byrne ...
Holly De Jong ...
Lady Farrow (as Holly de Jong)
Bill Wallis ...
Linda Polan ...
Patrick Duncan ...
Edit

Storyline

Following the execution of the Lord High Executioner himself, Queen Elizabeth appoints Edmund Blackadder to the post. Blackadder is hardly excited as nobody ever lasts very long in the role. Delegating the entire operation to the incompotent Lord Percy, he suspects he might be in trouble when the Queen pardons a prisoner that has already been executed. Written by Murray Chapman

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1986 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first two episodes were originally meant to air the other way round. This would explain why Percy's beard reappears after he has shaved it for the second episode. See more »

Goofs

Nursie refers to the ointment used when the Queen's sister Mary was beheaded. In fact, Elizabeth I's half sister Mary I was not beheaded.She died quite young but from natural causes. The writer is probably thinking of Mary Queen of Scots who was beheaded but wasn't Elizaberh's sister. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Blackadder: Right Baldrick, let's try again shall we? This is called adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more beans, what do I have?
Baldrick: Some beans.
Blackadder: Yes... and no. Let's try again shall we? I have two beans, then I add two more beans. What does that make?
Baldrick: A very small casserole.
Blackadder: Baldrick, the ape creatures of the Indus have mastered this. Now try again. One, two, three, four. So how many are there?
Baldrick: Three.
Blackadder: What?
Baldrick: ...and that one.
Blackadder: Three and that one. So if I add that one to the three what...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Head" perhaps the best Series 2 episode.
1 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"No-one's ever going to believe we've just cut it off, it's gone GREEN!"

"Head" is perhaps the best episode of Series 2 of Blackadder. It is funny, clever, and finally depicts Baldrick as being just a stupid moron, which is why everyone likes him. The Queen, Nursie and Lord Melchett don't have such a strong role in this episode as others, the episode revolving around Blackadder himself, but this actually makes it better. Blackadder and Percy steal the show, but it is Baldrick who gets them into trouble. The episode seems more authentic than the first one - lots of heads were cut off in Tudor times, and yes, the Lord High Executioners were killed. This episode beats "Bells" hands down for being funny, clever, and disastrous for the terrible trio all in one episode - it is surprising how the second happens to be possibly the best of the series. There are no special appearances in this, but as I said a few lines up - this actually makes it better.

If you are a fan of Blackadder, then "Head" certainly won't disappoint! A cracking watch! 10/10


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?