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"Black Adder the Third" Nob and Nobility (1987)

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Original Air Date:
1 October 1987 (Season 1, Episode 3)
Blackadder seeks to prove he's just as capable of rescuing people from France as The Scarlet Pimpernel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not as good as Episode 2, but Nob and Nobility is still great. See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Rowan Atkinson ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)

Tony Robinson ... Baldrick, a dogsbody (as Mr. Tony Robinson)

Hugh Laurie ... The Prince Regent, their master (as Mr. Hugh Laurie)
Helen Atkinson-Wood ... Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (as Miss Helen Atkinson-Wood)

Tim McInnerny ... Lord Topper, fop (as Mr. Tim McInnerny)

Nigel Planer ... Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)

Chris Barrie ... Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (as Mr. Chris Barrie)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mandie Fletcher  (as Miss Mandie Fletcher)
Writing credits
Richard Curtis (by) &
Ben Elton (by)

Produced by
John Lloyd .... producer (as Mr. Lloyd)
Original Music by
Howard Goodall  (as Mr. Howard Goodall)
Film Editing by
Chris Wadsworth (editor of videotape) (as Mr. Chris Wadsworth)
Production Design by
Antony Thorpe (designer) (as Mr. Antony Thorpe)
Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (designer of costumes) (as Miss Annie Hardinge)
Makeup Department
Ann Fenton .... hair stylist
Ann Fenton .... makeup artist
Victoria Pocock .... designer of make-up (as Miss Vicky Pocock)
Production Management
Olivia Hill .... manager of production (as Miss Olivia Hill)
Art Department
Judy Farr .... buyer of properties (as Miss Judy Farr)
Graham McCallum .... designer of graphics (as Mr. Graham McCallum)
Sound Department
Peter Barville .... supervisor of sound (as Mr. Peter Barville)
Visual Effects by
Stuart Murdoch .... designer of visual effects (as Mr. Stuart Murdoch)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Bristow .... director of lighting (as Mr. Ron Bristow)
Ron Green .... supervisor of cameras (as Mr. Ron Green)
Editorial Department
Sue Collins .... mixer of vision (as Miss Sue Collins)
Music Department
Alison Limerick .... performer: end title song (uncredited)
Richie Pitts .... performer: end title song (uncredited)
Other crew
Nikki Cockcroft .... assistant to production (as Miss Nikki Cockcroft)
Duncan Cooper .... assistant manager of floors (as Mr. Duncan Cooper)
Allan Flood .... supervisor of production operatives (as Mr.Allan Flood)
John Latus .... co-ordinator of technicalities (as Mr. John Latus)

Series Crew
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Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alleyne Kirby Davies .... costume assistant
Production Companies

Additional Details

UK:PG (video rating) (1989)

Did You Know?

Anachronisms: 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 »
Blackadder:[to Baldrick] Unless I think of something, tomorrow we go to meet our Maker: in my case God, in your case God knows.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as Episode 2, but Nob and Nobility is still great., 31 October 2006
Author: general-melchett from United Kingdom

Blackadder has never had foreign tastes, but it has in this one, which is based around the French Revolution. A promising, original idea is once again translated well to the silver screen, and with gusto. The French Ambassador is very good in his role, as is the Comte de Frou Frou, and whilst Blackadder on death row is not a particularly original idea, this episode once again shows how he never gets irritated in any situation and is always cruel to those he is stuck with. The bit when Blackadder kicked the cat in the air is not exactly genius, but it is hilarious, and shows that we are in for another corker of an episode. Blackadder is very nasty to the French, but he hates everything and everyone, and this intelligently-written, very funny episode shall prove that fact even further. Another great episode - Series 3 has recaptured the funny heights of Series 2 (though never recaptured its success), and is a very enjoyable watch. Bravo! 9/10

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