10 Worst Episodes of Blackadder

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

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Blackadder - S1E5

#1 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 186 votes.

Blackadder - S1E6

#2 - The Black Seal (Season 1 - Episode 6)


After the King takes away Edmund's title of Duke, he recruits the 6 most evil men in the land to take the crown by force.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 182 votes.

Blackadder - S1E2

#3 - Born to Be King (Season 1 - Episode 2)

With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him Prince Regent.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 254 votes.

Blackadder - S1E1

#4 - The Foretelling (Season 1 - Episode 1)


After arriving late for the Battle of Bosworth Field, Edmund kills King Richard III (whom he thinks is stealing his horse) and secures the crown for his father.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 370 votes.

Blackadder - S1E4

#5 - The Queen of Spain's Beard (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 7.48 from 185 votes.

Blackadder - S1E3

#6 - The Archbishop (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 7.60 from 219 votes.

Blackadder - S4E4

#7 - Plan D: Private Plane (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 7.86 from 194 votes.

Blackadder - S2E2

#8 - Head (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 7.86 from 222 votes.

Blackadder - S3E3

#9 - Nob and Nobility (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 7.86 from 192 votes.

Blackadder - S3E2

#10 - Ink and Incapability (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 7.89 from 227 votes.

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