Blackadder (1982–1983)
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Born to Be King 

When Edmund's Scottish lands are given to the King's Supreme Commander, Douglas McAngus, he plots revenge.

Director:

Martin Shardlow

Writers:

Richard Curtis (by), Rowan Atkinson (by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... The Laird of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles
Brian Blessed ... Richard XII of Scotland
Alex Norton ... McAngus, Duke of Argyll
Tim McInnerny ... Percy, Duke of Northumberland
Elspet Gray ... Gertrude, Queen of Flanders
Robert East ... Harry, Prince of Wales
Tony Robinson ... Baldrick, Bachelor of the Parish of Chigwell
Angus Deayton ... Jumping Jew of Jerusalem
Joolia Cappleman Joolia Cappleman ... Celia, Countess of Cheltenham
Martin Clarke Martin Clarke ... Sir Dominick Prique of Stratford
Martin Soan Martin Soan ... 2nd Wooferoonie
Malcolm Hardee Malcolm Hardee ... 3rd Wooferoonie
David Nunn David Nunn ... Messenger
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When Edmund's Scottish lands are given to the King's Supreme Commander, Douglas McAngus, he plots revenge.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1983 (UK) See more »

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In the credits, the character Richard IV of England is called "Richard XII of Scotland", a holdover from the original script. See more »

Goofs

Edmund refers to some letters as "slanderous." He should have said libelous, as slander is verbal. See more »

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Prince Edmund: Don't be absurd. Such activities are totally beyond my mother. My father only got anywhere with her because he told her it was a cure for diarrhoea.
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Connections

Remake of Blackadder: Original Pilot (1982) See more »

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A little bit of a step down after the first episode, but great nonetheless
28 August 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

The second episode of "The Black Adder" has our "beloved" Edmund in trouble as his lands are given to McAngus, his father's commander. Edmund will try to get rid of McAngus and get his lands back.

This second episode keeps the same structure of the first, with lots of humor and silliness permeating every frame of the episode, but it falls short of the greatness of the Black Adder's introduction that we had the chance to enjoy in the first episode. Atkinson's and everyone's acting is still really good and the timing for the jokes amazing (even though Brian Blessed shouts a little bit too much...), but the jokes are not as good and some moments feel way too long. The dialogue also lacks the bite of the previous episode, and some times falls into the juvenile (well, something normal in this series).

Nonetheless, "Born to be King" is another awesome proof of how funny this series was.


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