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The Black Adder (1982)

The Black Adder
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8.1 IMDB rating
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Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983
Elspet Gray Elspet Gray
 The Queen / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Percy / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983
Patrick Allen Patrick Allen
 Narrator / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1983
Brian Blessed Brian Blessed
 King Richard IV / ... 6 episodes, 1983
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Baldrick / ... 6 episodes, 1983
Robert East Robert East
 Harry, Prince of Wales 6 episodes, 1983
Bert Parnaby Bert Parnaby
 Cain, A Blind Beggar / ... 3 episodes, 1983


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Hilarious

12 years, 11 months ago at May 14 21:41
I watched this so long ago, and I remember I loved it. It was my first encounter with Rowan Atkinson, and I have to say this guy is freakin funny! I'd love to watch it again.
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Description: Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness. (IMDB) ... (more)
Release date: 20 June 1982
UPC: 794051155924
Tags: Comedy (25), British (17), Historical (5), Sitcom (5), Black Adder (5), History (4), England (4), Rowan Atkinson (4), Shakespeare (4), Medieval (4), Period (3), Duel (3), Character Name In Title (3), Decapitation (3), Foreign (2), 1983 (2), 1980's (2), Marriage (2), Nun (2), Monastery (2)
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"SERIES ONE (1983) 6 episodes Series Score: 44 Episode Average: 7.33 Perfect 10's: 1S1E1THE FORETELLINGOriginally broadcast: 15 June 1983 Directed by: Martin Shardlow Written by: Rowan Atkinson, Richard CurtisEdmund accidentally kills King Richard III after arriving late for a battle, confirmation of his death leads to the crowning of King Richard IV, and Percy ignores orders by helping a dying man who claims to be wealthy."


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