Blackadder seeks to prove he's just as capable of rescuing people from France as The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
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Baldrick, a dogsbody (as Mr. Tony Robinson)
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The Prince Regent, their master (as Mr. Hugh Laurie)
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Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (as Mifs. Helen Atkinson-Wood)
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Lord Topper, fop (as Mr. Tim McInnerny)
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Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)
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Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (as Mr. Chris Barrie)
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With all of London enchanted by the escapades of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Edmund Blackadder makes a bet with the Prince that he can similarly rescue a nobleman from France. As always, he has no intention of actually doing this, but instead devises a cunning plan of deceit. Written by Murray Chapman

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Trivia

This was Tim McInnerny's only appearance in the series. He declined a recurring role for fear of being typecast, but he did agree to a guest role. See more »

Goofs

The Terror, during which many of the French nobility were executed, ended in 1794, 17 before the Regency in Britain, the period of the show. See more »

Quotes

Blackadder: [to Baldrick] Unless I think of something, tomorrow we go to meet our Maker: in my case God, in your case God knows.
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Connections

Featured in Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) See more »

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Easily the Best
9 May 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just for the scene where the prince is being coached by the actors into making a speech; with his legs apart and nipples as though attached to charging two charging rhinoceros then screaming "aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh ..unaccustomed as I am....." is worth a look - old hands Kenneth Connor and Hugh Paddick ham it up for all they are worth a look. Some say this is the worst of all Black Adder Series - I say it is second best to Blackadder Goes Fourth


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