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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Blackadders
... Baldricks
... Queen Elizabeth I / Asphyxia XIX
... Lords Melchett / Frondo
... Princes Regent / Pigmot
... Spirit of Christmas
... Queen Victoria
... Prince Albert
Patsy Byrne ... Nursie / Bernard
Denis Lill ... Beadle
Pauline Melville ... Mrs Scratchit
Philip Pope ... Lord Nelson
... Millicent
Ramsay Gilderdale ... Ralph
David Barber ... Enormous Orphan
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Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick his dogsbody are transplanted this time to Dickensian England in this one-off episode. He is kind, gentle and caring, but visits from an assortment of ghosts soon have him back to his old ways. Written by Niz

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol by Ben and Dick.

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23 December 1988 (UK)  »

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A Fekete Vipera karácsonyi éneke  »

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Trivia

Miriam Margolyes (Victoria) and Jim Broadbent (Albert) return to the world of Blackadder six years after playing the Infanta of Spain and her interpreter in the original series, 'The Black Adder.' Margolyes appeared without Broadbent in an episode of 'Blackadder II.' See more »

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Queen Victoria is depicted wearing her stereotypical black clothing; however, Victoria did not actually begin to dress all in black until after her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861. See more »

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Lord Edmund Blackadder: I trust Christmas brings to you its traditional mix of good food and violent stomach cramp.
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Crazy Credits

After the list of the cast and crew at the end of the movie, we see the words "A Merry Messy Kweznuz" scribbled, "Kweznuz" replacing "Kwelfnuve" which is stricken out. As Blackadder correctly had noted this is spelling Christmas without getting a single letter right. See more »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (1950) See more »

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Yet more brilliance from the Blackadder Team
9 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Blackadder's Christmas Carol makes for exceedingly good comedy. It is memorable because it turns Dicken's tale of the Victorian holiday season on its head. So, rather than a mean old miser repenting his evil ways, Ebeneezer Blackadder, the kindest man in England, repents his kind ways and turns into a nasty loner. The writing is sublime and it is good to see past Blackadders, but not the futuristic version. That just rings hollow with its over use of incomprehensible jargon and silly costumes.


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