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Nob and Nobility 

Blackadder seeks to prove he's just as capable of rescuing people from France as The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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)
Tim McInnerny ... Lord Topper, fop (as Mr. Tim McInnerny)
Nigel Planer ... Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)
Chris Barrie ... Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (as Mr. Chris Barrie)
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With all of London enchanted by the escapades of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Edmund Blackadder makes a bet with the Prince that he can similarly rescue a nobleman from France. As always, he has no intention of actually doing this, but instead devises a cunning plan of deceit. 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:

1 October 1987 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

This was Tim McInnerny's only appearance in the series. He declined a recurring role for fear of being typecast, but he did agree to a guest role. See more »

Goofs

The Terror, during which many of the French nobility were executed, ended in 1794, 17 before the Regency in Britain, the period of the show. See more »

Quotes

Blackadder: If I don't make it back, please write to my mother and tell her I've been alive all the time. It's just that I couldn't be bothered to get in touch with the old bat.
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Featured in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) See more »

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Not as good as Episode 2, but Nob and Nobility is still great.
31 October 2006 | by general-melchettSee all my reviews

Blackadder has never had foreign tastes, but it has in this one, which is based around the French Revolution. A promising, original idea is once again translated well to the silver screen, and with gusto. The French Ambassador is very good in his role, as is the Comte de Frou Frou, and whilst Blackadder on death row is not a particularly original idea, this episode once again shows how he never gets irritated in any situation and is always cruel to those he is stuck with. The bit when Blackadder kicked the cat in the air is not exactly genius, but it is hilarious, and shows that we are in for another corker of an episode. Blackadder is very nasty to the French, but he hates everything and everyone, and this intelligently-written, very funny episode shall prove that fact even further. Another great episode - Series 3 has recaptured the funny heights of Series 2 (though never recaptured its success), and is a very enjoyable watch. Bravo! 9/10


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