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  • TV-PG
  • 1983
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.0  (40,350)

BlackAdder is a British sitcom that originally aired on BBC from 1982-1983. The show was created by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, who also starred in the series as the titular character, Edmund Blackadder. The series is set in various time periods throughout British history, with each season focusing on a different era. The first season, set in the late 15th century, follows Edmund Blackadder, the conniving servant to Prince Edmund, the Duke of Edinburgh, as he attempts to advance his status and escape his lowly position.

In the second season, set during Elizabethan England, Blackadder has become the butler to Lord Melchett, played by Stephen Fry, and engages in various schemes to gain power and wealth.

The third season, set in the late 18th century, sees Blackadder as a member of the aristocracy, attempting to navigate the political intrigue of the era and protect himself from the whims of the Prince Regent, played by Hugh Laurie.

The final season, set during World War I, follows Blackadder and his comrades in the trenches as they strive to survive the war and avoid the incompetent upper class officers who lead them.

In each era, Blackadder is accompanied by his dim-witted sidekick, Baldrick, played by Tony Robinson, as well as a cast of eccentric and often caricatured supporting characters.

The show is known for its sharp writing, irreverent humor, and satirical take on British history and society. It also features a diverse and talented cast, including a pre-House Hugh Laurie and future Academy Award winner, Miranda Richardson.

Blackadder has become a cult classic and remains popular with audiences and critics alike. Its influence can be seen in numerous subsequent British sitcoms, as well as in American shows such as Family Guy and South Park.

Overall, Blackadder is a witty, irreverent, and highly entertaining comedy series that pokes fun at history and British society in a way that is both intelligent and hilarious.

BlackAdder is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on June 15, 1983.

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6. Goodbyeee
November 2, 1989
Edmund and Lt. Barley share a nice rat stroganoff in their tent when word arrives that tomorrow morning the troops are going "over the top." Could a feigned bout of insanity put Edmund on the road to Calais?
General Hospital
5. General Hospital
October 26, 1989
Edmund is given three weeks to find a spy in the hospital. He takes this as an opportunity to get on with the lovely Nurse Mary and to spend the better portion of those weeks in bed.
Private Plane
4. Private Plane
October 19, 1989
Blackadder joins the Royal Flying Corps in order to escape the trenches. When he crashes
Major Star
3. Major Star
October 12, 1989
Bad news reaches the trenches.The October Revolution in Moscow has produced three appalling results: a cease-fire by Russia, an offensive by Germany and a Charlie Chaplin impression by Baldrick.
Corporal Punishment
2. Corporal Punishment
October 5, 1987
In 13 years of service to King and Country, Edmund has faced danger: in Nepal, tackling an over spiced curry; in Mombassa, confronting 200,000 grass- skirted men. But now he is truly in a pickle.
Captain Cook
1. Captain Cook
June 15, 1983
In the trenches on the front, Edmund vows that he's damned if he's doomed. When GeneralHaig unveils his new strategy to move his drinks cabinet nearer to Berlin, Blackadder volunteers to be Official War Artist.
Where to Watch BlackAdder
BlackAdder is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch BlackAdder on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (40,350)