2,250 votes


BBC One 1983

Cunning plans and cutting comedy as the Blackadder dynasty plot their way through British history.

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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 from 187 votes.

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 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 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 from 206 votes.

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 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 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 from 186 votes.
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 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 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 from 210 votes.

Last updated: sep 22, 2021



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.


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.

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