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Amy and Amiability 

When Blackadder discovers that the Prince Regent is completely broke, he devises a plan to restore his fortunes through marriage.


Mandie Fletcher (as Mifs. Mandie Fletcher)


Richard Curtis (by), Ben Elton (by)


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Episode cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
Tony Robinson ... Baldrick, a dogsbody (as Mr. Tony Robinson)
Hugh Laurie ... The Prince Regent, their master (as Mr. Hugh Laurie)
Helen Atkinson Wood ... Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (as Mifs. Helen Atkinson-Wood)
Miranda Richardson ... Amy Hardwood, the elusive Shadow (as Mifs. Miranda Richardson)
Warren Clarke ... Mr. Hardwood, her father (as Mr. Warren Clarke)
Barbara Horne Barbara Horne ... Sally Cheapside, a young lady of doubtful virtue (as Miss Barbara Horne)
Roger Avon Roger Avon ... The Duke of Cheapside, her father (as Mr. Roger Avon)


Blackadder discovers that the Prince Regent is completely broke, which puts a dent in his embezzlement ambitions. With parliament growing tired of continually giving the Prince handouts, Blackadder devises a cunning plan to restore their fortunes by marriage into a wealthy family. This plan is hampered by the fact that nobody in their right mind would want to marry the Prince. Written by Murray Chapman

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As Blackadder is going through the list of possible wives for George he mentions Caroline of Brunswick as the only available princess but dismisses her as having a horrible personality. In real life, George did in fact marry Caroline of Brunswick (his first cousin) but the marriage happened before George assumed the regency, and after George was already illegally married. George was reportedly drunk during the ceremony and wedding night, and the marriage was an unmitigated disaster: Caroline lived most of the marriage in exile, with George trying (unsuccessfully) to divorce her; after his ascension as king, he attempted to prevent her from becoming queen (he was unable to keep her from being named queen, but had her barred from attending her own coronation); and his supporters twice put her on trial for adultery using trumped-up evidence. Their only child, Princess Charlotte, died giving birth to a stillborn son; with no legitimate heir, George was succeeded by his brother William. See more »


Amy fires two consecutive shots from a single-shot flintlock pistol - each time the weapon is fired in the episode the hammer does not snap forward, the gun is too quiet for such a weapon and there is also a lack of black-powder smoke discharge. See more »


Blackadder: Baldrick, have you no idea what "irony" is?
Baldrick: Yes, it's like "goldy" and "bronzy" only it's made out of iron.
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Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

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Raffling Nancy
2 April 2020 | by bevo-13678See all my reviews

I like the bit where he makes fun of Germans for having bad personalities

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15 October 1987 (UK) See more »

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