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Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (1988)

Sir Edmund Blackadder must protect, and later rescue, King Charles I from the Roundheads.

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Mandie Fletcher (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... Sir Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson ... Baldrick
Stephen Fry ... King Charles I
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Clarke ... Oliver Cromwell
Harry Enfield ... Narrator (voice)
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In 1648, Sir Edmund Blackadder, descendant of Prince Edmund Plantagent and currently the sole member of the noble dynasty, is one of two people who stayed loyal to King Charles I after Oliver Cromwell's threat, the other being Baldrick, descendant of a pig farmer and a bearded lady. To protect his liege, Sir Edmund has hid the king (the series has already proven to us that the royals are insane) in Blackadder Hall, but Baldrick unwittingly betrays the ruler when Cromwell arrives at the Hall. Blackadder decides he must save the king when he is sentenced to execution, and becomes frustrated when Baldrick cluelessly accepts a job as executioner- until he realizes he may be able to use it to save Charles... Written by Bloggers!

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years See more »

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Trivia

Filmed as part of the British version of the "Comic Relief" charity show. See more »

Goofs

Oliver Cromwell tells King Charles I that he has become Lord Protector. Cromwell did not receive this title until 1653, while king Charles was executed in 1649. See more »

Quotes

[a man concealed in a brown robe reveals himself]
King Charles I: Blackadder, you're disguised as a priest! How dangerously stupid and perverted. It's just like school!
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Edited into Comic Relief: Behind the Nose (1992) See more »

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"Absolutely Fascinating" - King Charles
1 March 2004 | by OldManFromScene24See all my reviews

as good as the rest. Very very funny as always.Should have been longer only because I can't get enough of Blackadder. I've seen the whole series between 7-12 times, I even got the pilot episode, where Baldrick is played by someone else.

two favorite quotes from the episode: "Baldrick, your brain is like the four-headed man-eating haddock fishbeast of Aberdeen! It dosen't exist."

"The earl he had a thousand florins. Hey, nonny no. Gave it all away to the man with the axe. Oh!"

"Percy, it's green." (one of many favorite quotes)


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