8.7
2,376 votes
Blackadder

Blackadder

BBC One 1983

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.

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of Blackadder

Blackadder - S4E6

#1 - Plan F: Goodbyeee (Season 4 - Episode 6)

Blackadder tries everything he can think of to get sent back to England when orders come in to go over the top in the first charge against the Germans since 1914.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 187 votes.

Advertisement
Blackadder - S4E2

#2 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 213 votes.

Blackadder - S3E6

#3 - Duel and Duality (Season 3 - Episode 6)

The Duke of Wellington has challenged the Prince to a duel for seducing his daughters and the Prince offers Blackadder anything he wants to take his place.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 186 votes.

Blackadder - S2E5

#4 - Beer (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Blackadder's rich and Puritanical aunt and uncle pay him a visit to discuss his inheritance the same night he has a beer drinking contest.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 206 votes.

Advertisement
Blackadder - S4E3

#5 - Plan C: Major Star (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Blackadder grabs yet another opportunity to return to England by organizing a morale-raising music hall show, including Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and George's appearance as a lady songstress who captures the General's heart.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 199 votes.

Blackadder - S4E1

#6 - Plan A: Captain Cook (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 249 votes.

Blackadder - S4E5

#7 - Plan E: General Hospital (Season 4 - Episode 5)

Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 186 votes.

Advertisement
Blackadder - S2E6

#8 - Chains (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by a German spy right after the Queen decides she will pay no more ransom to kidnappers.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 192 votes.

Blackadder - S2E4

#9 - Money (Season 2 - Episode 4)

The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 201 votes.

Blackadder - S2E3

#10 - Potato (Season 2 - Episode 3)

After Sir Walter Raleigh takes the Queen's fancy by bringing her a potato, Blackadder decides to become an explorer with the aid of a legless sea captain.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 210 votes.

Advertisement
Blackadder - S2E1
#11 - Bells
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 1

Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.

The episode was rated from 265 votes.
Advertisement
Blackadder - S3E1
#12 - Dish and Dishonesty
7.95
Season 3 - Episode 1

Blackadder becomes involved in politics by getting Baldrick elected MP, in an effort to stop the new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, from striking the Prince off the Civil List.

The episode was rated from 243 votes.
Blackadder - S3E4
#13 - Sense and Senility
7.92
Season 3 - Episode 4

The Prince Regent hires a pair of actors to teach him to give better speeches and earn the people's respect after an anarchist tries to blow him up at the theatre.

The episode was rated from 194 votes.
Blackadder - S3E5
#14 - Amy and Amiability
7.91
Season 3 - Episode 5

After Parliament cuts off the Prince's money he decides to marry a rich lady who obtains her money by moonlighting as a notorious highwayman.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.
Advertisement
Blackadder - S3E2
#15 - Ink and Incapability
7.89
Season 3 - Episode 2

Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.

The episode was rated from 227 votes.
Blackadder - S3E3
#16 - Nob and Nobility
7.86
Season 3 - Episode 3

After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.

The episode was rated from 192 votes.
Blackadder - S2E2
#17 - Head
7.86
Season 2 - Episode 2

After the Queen appoints Blackadder Lord High Executioner, he finds himself in trouble when the Queen pardons someone he executed ahead of schedule.

The episode was rated from 222 votes.
Advertisement
Blackadder - S4E4
#18 - Plan D: Private Plane
7.86
Season 4 - Episode 4

Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.

The episode was rated from 194 votes.
Blackadder - S1E3
#19 - The Archbishop
7.60
Season 1 - Episode 3

Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.

The episode was rated from 219 votes.
Blackadder - S1E4
#20 - The Queen of Spain's Beard
7.48
Season 1 - Episode 4

The King decides that Edmund should marry a Spanish Princess, who Edmund finds unattractive, in order to secure a treaty between Spain and England which will allow an invasion of France.

The episode was rated from 185 votes.
Advertisement

Last updated: aug 08, 2022

Comments

avatar

Utterly and outright hilarious. The forth series had a serious undertone which made it stand out a bit I think. And the final minutes are so outstanding. Altogether one of the best comedy shows of all time and one you can watch more than once.

avatar

Once it finds its footing in the second season, Blackadder is a wonderfully cruel and funny romp through history following different incarnations of the same evil bastard. I like Mr Bean, but to me this is definitely Rowan Atkinson's greatest character role.

Advertisement

Search for TV shows...

About Me

I am Sophie and this is my website.

A little about me πŸ‘‹ I am a marketing student in Paris. I love spending afternoons with friends in a cafe or a park.

But more than anything else, I love watching (.. binging…) series on my computer on rainy Sundays or any sunny day for that matter πŸ™ˆ

I must have watched hundreds of shows by now, from romance to science-fiction series. Often I like to go back to a show I enjoyed. But I don’t feel like watching it all over again…

I created this website so myself and others could find the best episodes of our favourite shows. As of today, I have about 1,000 shows on the website with votes and rating coming from fans.

Hopefully, you can join me from your sofa and enjoy some nice TV!

- Sophie β˜•οΈπŸ°