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The Black Adder (1983 - 1983)

The Black Adder (1983 - 1983)




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Biting satire of British history focuses on a weaselly liar named Edmund and his thick sidekick, Baldrick, as they stumble into one jam after another. The series combines sharp verbal barbs, farcical situations and brilliant send-ups of historical figures. Star Rowan Atkinson (`Mr. Bean') co-created the series with Richard Curtis, who later penned `Four Weddings and a Funeral,' `Notting Hill' and `Love Actually.'

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1983, BBC One, 6 episodes


Tony Robinson
as Baldrick
Stephen Fry
as Melchett
Robert East
as Harry, Prince of Wales
Brian Blessed
as Richard IV
Tim McInnerny
as Percy/Capt. Darling
Miranda Richardson
as Queen Elizabeth
Robbie Coltrane
as Dr. Samuel Johnson
Helen Atkinson-Wood
as Mrs. Miggins
Elspet Gray
as The Queen
Patrick Allen
as The Hawk
Jim Broadbent
as Interpreter
Jane Freeman
as Mrs. Applebottom
Mad Gerald
as Mad Gerald
Alex Norton
as McAngus
Miriam Margolyes
as Spanish Infanta
Big Mick
as Jack Large
David Nunn
as Messenger
John Hallam
as Sir Wilfred Death
Forbes Collins
as Trusting Rather
John Carlisle
as Murdered Lord
Frank Finlay
as Witch Hunter
Paul McDowell
as Herbert, Archbishop of Canterbury
Patrick Malahide
as Guy of Glastonbury
Perry Benson
as Pigeon Vendor
Howard Lew Lewis
as Mr. Applebottom
Angus Deayton
as Jumping Jew of Jersusalem
Peter Benson
as Henry VII
Joolia Cappelman
as Celia, Countess of Cheltenham
Arthur Hewlett
as William, Bishop of London
John Rapley
as Rex Lloyd
Martin Clarke
as Sir Dominic, Prince of Stratford
Des Webb
as Person of Unrestricted Growth
Stephen Tate
as Lord Chiswick
John Barrard
as Retired Morris Dancer
Russell Enoch
as Duke of Winchester
Paul Brooke
as Friar Bellows
David Delve
as Sir George de Boeuf
Roger Sloman
as Three Fingered Pete
Leslie Sands
as Lord Graveney
Harriet Keevil
as Lady on Ramparts
Ron Cook
as Sean, the Irish Bastard
Sarah Thomas
as Mrs. Kield
Louise Gold
as Mrs. Tyler
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Series Details

TV Network: BBC One
Genre: Comedy
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