Following a spate of kidnappings, Queen Elizabeth declares that she will no longer pay the perpetrators their ransom demands. Almost immediately, Edmund Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by the demented German spy Ludwig, who may have more on his mind than just money. Knowing that the Queen will not pay for their release, Blackadder and Melchett must outwit their half-wit captors in order to escape.
Did You Know?
According to Stephen Fry
, fellow comic actor Robbie Coltrane
was watching the recording from among the studio audience, and can be clearly identified on the laugh-track. See more
Percy sings the Pat a Cake nursery rhyme in this episode. The series is set during the reign of Elizabeth I, which ended in 1603. This nursery rhyme was not published until 1698. See more
Oh, yes. We are proud of our comic serving-wench voice, aren't we? Just because we can say 'Zur' instead of 'Sir,' it seems at all social gatherings the tedious little turd who keeps putting on amusing voices.
What else have you got in your astoundingly inventive repertoire, I wonder? Aaah, a brilliant drunk Glasweigan, no doubt. An hilarious black man: 'See you Jimmy, where am dat watty-melon?' Oh, fabulous. I can't wait for your side-splitting poof, and that funny little ...
Funeral for a Friend
Written and performed by Elton John
The opening plays over the scene after the credits as the camera pans over the murdered bodies of the characters. See more