From the mists of medieval England to the court of Queen Elizabeth I, from the glamour of the Georgian era to the grim trenches of the First World War. As the superlative sitcom Blackadder celebrates its 40th anniversary, we pay tribute to one of the pillars of British comedy.
Launched in 1983 by writer Richard Curtis and star Rowan Atkinson – with the vital assistance of BBC producer John Lloyd and co-author Ben Elton – the series is regularly named among the finest sitcoms of all time, while its scheming, amoral hero has become one of our most adored TV characters.
2nd Class – BLACKADDER the THIRD Episode 3 – NOB & NOBILITY: Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, Rowan Atkinson
2nd Class – BLACKADDER the THIRD Episode 6 – Duel & Duality: Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry
1st Class – BLACKADDER GOES FORTH EPISODE 6 – GOODBYEEE: Tim McInnerny, Hugh Laurie, Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson
1st Class – BLACKADDER GOES FORTH EPISODE 6 – GOODBYEEE: Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson.
£2.00 – THE BLACK ADDER Episode 2 – BORN TO BE KING: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed
£2.00 – THE BLACK ADDER Episode 3 – THE ARCHBISHOP: Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, Rowan Atkinson
£2.20 – BLACKADDER II EPISODE 1 – BELLS: Miranda Richardson, Patsy Byrne
£2.20 – BLACKADDER II EPISODE 4 – MONEY: Rowan Atkinson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson