Pitt the Younger is young and precocious, and has just been elected Prime Minister. Determined to keep his campaign promises, he announces his intention to strike Prince George from the Civil List. More to save his own skin than the Prince's, Edmund Blackadder announces Baldrick's candidacy for a vacant MP post in order to stop him. Written by
Did You Know?
In the first episode of this series Baldrick is ennobled. At the time it was impossible to strip someone of their noble title, so throughout the rest of the series Baldrick is technically 'Lord Baldrick', and would have the right to sit and vote in the House of Lords. See more
William Pitt the Younger claims to have been talking to chancellor Metternich of Austria. Metternich did not become state chancellor of Austria until 1821, 15 years after Pitt's death. See more
Master William Pitt, the Even Younger, are you disappointed?
Pitt the Even Younger
Yes I'm horrified. I smeared my opponents, bribed the press to be on my side, and threatened to torture the electorate if we lost. I fail to see what a more decent politician would have done.