The Black Adder: Miniseries (1983)


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The Black Adder

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Cast

Rowan Atkinson
as Edmund
Tony Robinson
as Baldrick
Brian Blessed
as Richard IV
Tim McInnerny
as Percy/Capt. Darling
Elspet Gray
as The Queen
Robbie Coltrane
as Dr. Samuel Johnson
Robert East
as Harry, Prince of Wales
Helen Atkinson-Wood
as Mrs. Miggins
Jim Broadbent
as Interpreter
Mad Gerald
as Mad Gerald
Jane Freeman
as Mrs. Applebottom
Big Mick
as Jack Large
Miriam Margolyes
as Spanish Infanta
David Nunn
as Messenger
John Hallam
as Sir Wilfred Death
Forbes Collins
as Dopey Jack
John Carlisle
as Murdered Lord
Patrick Malahide
as Guy of Glastonbury
Paul McDowell
as Herbert, Archbishop of Canterbury
Frank Finlay
as Witch Hunter
Howard Lew Lewis
as Mr. Applebottom
Angus Deayton
as Jumping Jew of Jersusalem
Peter Benson
as Henry VII
Arthur Hewlett
as William, Bishop of London
Joolia Cappelman
as Celia, Countess of Cheltenham
John Rapley
as Rex Lloyd
Martin Clarke
as Sir Dominic, Prince of Stratford
Des Webb
as Person of Unrestricted Growth
Stephen Tate
as Lord Chiswick
John Barrard
as Retired Morris Dancer
Russell Enoch
as Duke of Winchester
Rik Mayall
as Mad Gerald as Himself
Paul Brooke
as Friar Bellows
David Delve
as Sir George de Boeuf
Roger Sloman
as Three Fingered Pete
Leslie Sands
as Lord Graveney
Harriet Keevil
as Lady on Ramparts
Ron Cook
as Sean, the Irish Bastard
Sarah Thomas
as Mrs. Kield
Louise Gold
as Mrs. Tyler
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Critic Reviews for The Black Adder Miniseries

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Pilots are hard to get right, particularly comedy pilots, so it's not surprising that "The Foretelling" is among the series' most uneven episodes.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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There is just something so amazingly awful, so delightfully despicable about the man that you can't help but hang on his every wicked wisecrack and/or deed.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the writing was strong and the verbal interplay was there, the first series made the mistake of abundance, with Edmund Blackadder too bumbling, the cast too abounding and the sets too sprawling.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of the jokes fall flat and there's no real wit of spark to the characters.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It's definitely the writing and varying plateaus of verbal trickery used, even without the novel historical hook, that make Black Adder stand out.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's rare that a hist0ory-based comedy is genuinely funny, and in that sense Blackadder is a true diamond in the rough.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Leave it to the Brits to find humor in World War I.

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