Blackadder – TV Series (1982-1983) – Also known as “The Black Adder”


UK, Australia (English)
195 min


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Rowan Atkinson, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny, Patrick Allen, Brian Blessed, Tony Robinson, Robert East, Bert Parnaby, Roy Evans, David Nunn, Perry Benson, Alex Norton, Forbes Collins, Barbara Miller, Howard Lew Lewis, Natasha King, Stephen Frost, John Carlisle, Peter Cook, Paul McDowell, John Savident, Frank Finlay, Arthur Hewlett, Peter Benson, Robert Bathurst, Joyce Grant, Carolyn Colquhoun, Des Webb, Philip Fox, John Barrard


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 and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness.