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BlackAdder I, Episode 5 Witchsmeller Pursuivant

Here is the full script for BlackAdder Series I, Episode 5 Witchsmeller Pursuivant. Blackadder is falsely accused of witchcraft by a character known as the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. This episode of Blackadder makes fun of mediaeval superstition, along with religious beliefs both past and present. The full script for Blackadder Series 1 Episode 5 is below.

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 BlackAdder Series I, Episode 5 Witchsmeller Pursuivant Full Script

(in a cottage, four people are eating supper.)

Woman 1: What about this plague, then? Rumours from the North say it’s
worse there than ever. read more

Blackadder Series I, Episode 4 – The Queen of Spains Beard Full Script

Blackadder series 1, episode 4 is called The Queen of Spains Beard. In this episode, Blackadder must marry in order to ensure alliances between kingdoms. The episode deals with a number of taboo subjects, such as pre-marital sex, homosexuality, and even child-marriage in a slapstick, and bawdy manner. One of the funniest scenes, is where Blackadder dresses flamboyantly in an effort to stress he ‘prefers the company of men’, only to find that the Spanish Infanta believes him to have made an effort to dress in a Spanish style! The full script for Blackadder Series 1, Episode 4 The Queen of Spains Beard is below. read more

Blackadder I, Episode 3 – The Archbishop Full Script

Full script for Blackadder Series 1 Episode 3 – The Archbishop. When the Archbishop of Canterbury meets an unfortunate end, Blackadder is a reluctant replacement. An episode packed with plenty of gags and historical references. Blackadder at it’s best!

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Full Script for Blackadder I, Episode 3 – The Archbishop

Caption: England, November 1487. The battle between the church and the crown
continues to rage, and the Duke of Winchester, the greatest landowner
in England, is dying.

(the bedchamber of the Duke; King Richard and Godfrey, the Archbishop of
Canterbury, are with him) read more

Blackadder Series I, Episode 2 – Born to Be King Full Script

Here is the full script for Blackadder Series 1, Episode 2 – Born to Be King. This is a quirky sort of episode, and you can tell that the writers are trying to ‘find their feet’. There are some great gags of course, including a ‘speaking Greek’ scene, and an unhealthy obsession with eunuchs!

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Full Script for Blackadder Series I, Episode 2 – Born to Be King

Caption: In 1486, the second year of Richard IV’s historic reign and also
the year in which the egg replaced the worm as the lowest form of
currency, King Richard departed England on a Crusade against the
Turks. read more

Blackadder Specials – One Off Blackadder Episodes

There are a number of Blackadder specials which accompany the TV series. They expand the Blackadder universe, sometimes linking with a previous series, sometimes giving a tantalising glimpse to Blackadder TV series that never were.

Blackadder Specials

Blackadder Specials

Over the years, there have been many Blackadder specials. Some of them, such as sketches for charity shows are only a few minutes long. Others, were longer, stand alone episodes. There are three main stand alone Blackadder specials, listed below.

Blackadder – The Cavalier Years

This Blackadder special, is just 15 minutes long, and is set during the English Civil War. Filmed for the Comic Relief Red Nose Day, it was broadcast on Friday 5 February 1988. Sir Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, try to assist and save the defeated King Charles I of England. read more

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Full Script

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol is now a firm Christmas TV viewing favourite with UK and worldwide audiences. Taking the traditional Dickens story, and giving it a Blackadder twist, the moral of Christmas still comes through. Kind of! The complete Blackadder’s Christmas Carol full script is below.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol Full Script

Full Script for Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

A Blackadder Christmas Carol

Narrator: In the reign of good Queen Vic, there stood, in Dumpling Lane in old London towne, the Moustache Shoppe of one Ebeneezer Blackadder — the kindest and loveliest man in all England. read more

Blackadder Series I, Episode 1 – The Foretelling Full Script

This is the full script for Blackadder 1, Episode 1 – The Foretelling. For more Blackadder quotes and full scripts, take a look at Blackadderquotes.com.

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Painter:  History has known many great liars.  Copernicus, Goebbels, St Ralph the Liar [he is shown holding a sign which reads `St Benedict the Liar’] — but there have been none quite so vile as the Tudor king Henry VII.  It was he who rewrote history to portray his precessor Richard III as a deformed maniac who killed his nephews in the Tower.  But the real truth is that Richard was a kind and thoughtful man who cherished his young wards.  In particular: Richard, Duke of York, who grew into a big, strong boy.

Henry also claimed he won the Battle of Bosworth Field and killed
Richard III.  Again, the truth is very different; for it was
Richard, Duke of York, who became king after Bosworth Field, and
reigned for thirteen glorious years.

As for who really killed Richard III and how the defeated Henry
Tudor escaped with his life, all is revealed in this, the first
chapter of a history never before told: the history of The Black
Adder! read more

Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder series 4 is also known as Blackadder Goes Forth. Whilst all the Blackadder series mix comedy and history, Blackadder series 4 is arguably the best written, and cleverest of all the series. Set in the First World War, Blackadder and Baldrick spend the series attempting to escape the insanity of the Flanders front line trenches. This is British comedy at it’s finest!

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Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Given that the subject of the fourth Blackadder series could be sensitive, it is easy to realise why some people initially thought that Blackadder Series 4 trivialised the First World War. Nothing could be further from the truth though. In fact, this British sitcom has probably done more to highlight the tragedy, history, and sheer scale of loss of life than any other TV program, whether fact or fiction. Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the best TV sitcom shows ever made, and it’s final episode should ALWAYS be watched on Armistice Day! read more

Blackadder Series 3 – Blackadder the Third

Blackadder series 3 is also known as Blackadder the Third. Set during the British Regency era, Blackadder is reduced in social status to being the butler of the Prince Regent. Baldrick, in a strange irony, has actually been elevated in social status from a serf to a ‘dogsbody’. He is still the butt of many Blackadder jokes though!

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Blackadder Series 3 – Blackadder the Third

The third series of Blackadder, is set in the late 18th and early 19th century period. Only two characters make it through from Blackadder (The Blackadder) and Blackadder II. These are Blackadder himself, and Baldrick. The ‘core’ group of other central characters in Blackadder Series 3, are completed with the Prince Regent, and Mrs. Miggins. read more