Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.
The Black Adder (Unaired Pilot)
Prince Edmund, Duke of York, is unhappy about the task he has been given, which is to arrange the festivities for both the Queen's birthday and the return of the Scottish hero Dougal McAngus to the court.
The Cavalier Years
This special, set in the English Civil War, was shown as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day on Friday 5 February 1988. Set in November 1648, during the last days of the Civil War, Sir Edmund Blackadder and his servant, Baldrick, are the last two men loyal to the defeated King Charles I of England.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.
The Shakespeare Sketch
This non-canonical sketch was performed on stage at the Sadlers Wells Theatre on 18 September 1989. It was written for and performed at an AIDS benefit concert directed by Stephen Fry, and features Rowan Atkinson as a Blackadder-esque character chatting with Hugh Laurie as "Bill" Shakespeare, talking about cutting various sections of Hamlet – in particular the "To be or not to be" soliloquy. Ultimately, Blackadder talks Shakespeare down from an over-long speech to the familiar 'snappy' phrase. The sketch was available on video as part of Hysteria 2 – The Second Coming, released by Palace Video on 21 May 1990
Back and Forth
At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....
Baldrick's Video Diary
Behind the scenes of the Blackadder special 'Back and Forth'
Blackadder Exclusive - The Whole Rotten Saga
To mark the 25th anniversary since the first transmission of Blackadder in 1983, the iconic cast of the much-loved sitcom appear together in a documentary for the first time. The show includes an exclusive in-depth interview with Edmund Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson - the first time he has agreed to be interviewed about his experience making the show.
A new Blackadder sketch about the banking crisis, performed at a special charity gala event “We Are Most Amused” in aid of the Prince’s Trust. Sir Edmund Blackadder is the chief executive of the Melchett, Melchett & Darling bank, who brings his gardener Sodoff Baldrick to an enquiry.
Interview - Rowan Atkinson
An Interview with Rowan Atkinson about his time as Blackadder
Interview - Stephen Fry in Africa
Stephen Fry talks about his time on the show, and his characters.
Richard Curtis & Ben Elton in Soho
The writers chat about how the show was created.
Tony Robinson in London
Tony Robinson talks about his time on Black Adder and his Baldrick character.
Miranda Richardson at the BBC
Miranda Richardson is interviewed at the BBC about her time as the Queen on Blackadder as well as the other characters she played.
Hilary Bevan Jones at BAFTA
Hilary Bevan Jones is interviewed.
Hugh Laurie on set in Hollywood
Hugh Laurie chats about Blackadder and the various roles he played in the series.
Rik Mayall in London
The legendary Rik Mayall chats about himself and how he took over the show as Lord Flashheart, in his own unique style.
Interview - Rowan Atkinson #2
Rowan Atkinson continues to go over his time on Black Adder
Miranda, Tony, Tim & Patsy go back to the BBC
Miranda, Tony, Patsy and Tim go back to the BBC to look at their old costumes. Do any of them still fit?