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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.

Director:

Mandie Fletcher (as Mifs. Mandie Fletcher)

Writers:

Richard Curtis (by), Ben Elton (by)
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Cast

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)
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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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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1987 (UK) See more »

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The Shadow voice over is not credited. See more »

Goofs

As confirmed by the credits, the highway robber's victims are the Duke of Cheapside and Miss Cheapside, his daughter. The daughter of a Duke has the title 'Lady' followed by her forename and surname. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) See more »

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the new robin hood..
18 January 2019 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Blackadder

Curtis and Atkinson's passionate project of upsetting your expectation on both literature and history, is one of the rare art that inspires us even after decades. The writing still holds for both its maturity and pettiness, never has been before, a sketchy act so witty and truthful to its theme. It starts from the scratch on the infamous royal history of Britain and ends on a dramatic World War note, where both the humor and drama is given sincere respect on writing and performance. Despite of depicting various different stages of history with new characters, the themes often dwells on the chemistry of a master and a squire.

And with equations shuffling like cards, where either there is envy, honesty and vacuous-ness between their relationship, the close calls that is the ignition of the chaotic humor is something that stays with us throughout the series. It often tilts towards satirical where politics, democracy, monarchy and even humanity is put to trial and being laughed at. Atkinson, as the soul and the title of the series, challenges himself on all sorts of personas, from gullible to being cunning as a fox, his necessity on greed and humility is the fabrication of the history itself.

Robinson is the apt supporter of his, on every literal sense where every now and then brilliant actors like Laurie and Fry invests their talent in, to raise the bar. The world built by Curtis and Atkinson is a mirror to our own only with a slight change of post or title or references, the emotions and circumstances it goes through, still can easily be seen around us and it is that nakedness of the game that we are curious to dazzle with. Blackadder is much more than a mere series or a period sitcom, it has memories of ours and theirs childhood that makes it long last.

Amy And Amiability

Not only is the flip appreciative along with the dots that connects well enough, but the familiar husbandry gags like a voice of someone else and a loot gone wrong makes you fly high and safe in this ungodly sketchy world.


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