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Blackadder the Third 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1987)
In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.
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Top Rated TV #130 | 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / ... 6 episodes, 1987
Tony Robinson ...  Baldrick, a dogsbody 6 episodes, 1987
Hugh Laurie ...  The Prince Regent, their master 6 episodes, 1987
Helen Atkinson Wood ...  Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper 6 episodes, 1987
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Storyline

During the Regency period, the insane King George III's stark raving mad son, George, is the Prince Regent of Wales. Vulgar and staggeringly slow-and-dim-witted, George exhausts the country's money and would surely be dead by now were it not for his dry, angry, bitter, arrogant and cynical butler, Edmund Blackadder, Esq. Blackadder is an ex-aristocrat who has lost his family fortune and been reduced to servant-hood, and full of loathing knowing he should have a better position then serving a lunatic. Sod-Off Baldrick is his dirty, smelly peasant servant, and Mrs. Miggins is an annoying cheerful coffee-shoppe owner who is too stupid to understand most of Mr. Blackadder's insults. Written by Bloggers!

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackadder III See more »

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Runtime:

| (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the only series of Blackadder where Rik Mayall doesn't appear. See more »

Goofs

Although purportedly set during the British Regency (1811-1820), there are appearances by, and contemporary references to, historical figures who were dead before that time, such as Samuel Johnson and Admiral Nelson. Characters use expressions not developed until later, such as "prince and the pauper" or "roller coaster." See more »

Quotes

Prince George: What can I do to a woman that I can't do to you?
Blackadder: I cannot conceive, sir.
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Crazy Credits

The episode titles are spoofs of Jane Austen's novel 'Sense and Sensibility'. The covers of the books, painted by Warwickshire artist Stan Kaminski, are meant to spoof the covers of popular bodice-ripper novels, with scantily clad women being grabbed by the hero of the story. See more »

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A forgotten yet great series!
22 November 2006 | by general-melchettSee all my reviews

Blackadder 3 is probably the Blackadder series that people have least heard of - it has basically the same principles as the second and fourth ones and has nothing revolutionary in it. But it is still great - a fiery Duke of Wellington and a fat foolish Dr Johnson (writer of the first dictionary in England) make this series one to be reckoned with. There are still more hilarious one-liners to be delivered in this series, and it brings out the humour in a lesser-known era - in historically accurate and enjoyable episodes. Blackadder's third outing is not the most famous and well-known of the lot, but Rowan Atkinson's role as a butler to a stupid prince is a funny and effectively done one, and Hugh Laurie is at his best in this series. Very good! 9/10


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