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Brian Blessed in Blackadder | Chiswick Fresh Horses!

Brian Blessed, born 9th of October 1936, portrayed King Richard IV of England in the first Blackadder series. Let’s take a look at his best moments.

Blackadder Series 1

This first series of Blackadder was set in the Middle Ages, and is conceived around a hidden history. This hidden history says that King Richard III won the Battle of Bosworth Field, but was then accidentally  assassinated, where he was succeeded by King Richard IV. Brian Blessed plays King Richard.

Brian Blessed Fresh Horses

Let’s be honest – the first series of Blackadder is not even close to the quality of the rest of the saga. It does have its moments though, and some of those involve Brian Blessed. read more

Hugh Laurie | Blackadder characters and funniest moments (video)

Hugh Laurie made his first Blackadder appearance in the series 2 episode ‘Beer’, and went on to feature in every episode after that. Here’s a look at his characters and funniest moments.

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Series 2

Even the most ardent super-fan sometimes forgets that Hugh Laurie actually had two appearances in Blackadder Series 2. The first one was in ‘Beer‘, where he played Simon Partridge, otherwise known as ‘Farters Parters’.

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Series 2 Beer as Farters Parters

The second character he played, was in the series finale ‘Chains‘.  As Ludwig the Indestructible, he imprisoned Blackadder in a commode, and revealed himself to be a master of disguise. read more

Baldrick Quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth

Private Baldrick may have been the worst cook in the entire world, but he had some great lines in Blackadder Goes Forth. Here’s a look at some of them.

Baldrick and his cunning plans

Private Baldrick is the fourth incarnation of Baldrick in the Blackadder series. Like his ancestors before him, he likes coming up with cunning plans to help Blackadder out of sticky situations. None of which work particularly well.

Baldrick quotes blackadder goes forth

“Permission to write home immediately sir! This is the first brilliant plan a Baldrick’s ever had. For centuries we’ve tried, and they’ve always turned out total pigswill! My mum will be pleased as Punch.” read more

Lessons in Leadership by Military Genius General Melchett

General Melchett combines his university experience, knowledge of rugby and even flower arranging to display some unique leadership skills in Blackadder.

General Melchett wearing a moustache net

About General Melchett

One of the best characters in Blackadder Goes Forth was General Melchett. Reflecting a time when it wasn’t what you knew, it was where you went to school, he epitomises our image of World War 1 Generals. Namely, they didn’t have a clue what they were doing!

General Melchett Wants You!

Let’s take a look at some of his genius moments in leadership when it comes to sending Blackadder and the boys into battle! read more

Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics From Series 2

Do you remember all the lyrics for the Blackadder theme tune from series 2? Here’s your chance to sing along!

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Blackadder Theme Tune Series 2

One of the hallmarks of the second series of Blackadder was the theme tune sung at the end of each episode. The vocalist for the closing themes was Jeremy Jackman,  and the annoying lute playing minstrel was played by Tony Aitken.

The Annoying Minstrel

The closing minstrel singing the Blackadder theme tune was in effect a sub-plot, in which the minstrel gradually antagonised Blackadder to the point that he ended up chasing him. Finally, at the end of the last episode, Blackadder does get a hold of him and dunks him in  the fountain! read more

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years – Full Episode, Quotes, and Script

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years is a one off Blackadder Special set during the English Civil War. Filmed for Comic Relief, it was first broadcast in 1988.

Blackadder - The Cavalier Years

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years Plot

It’s 1648, and civil war rages across England. King Charles I (Stephen Fry) hides in Sir Blackadder’s house, being attended to by his servant Baldrick. Edmund goes to the toilet, telling Baldrick that ‘if Oliver Cromwell and his Roundheads should turn up in the next ten seconds then the king is not here’.

Oliver Cromwell does of course turn up and asks Baldrick if the king is here. Not the smartest guy alive, Baldrick struggles to answer the question but eventually says no. He then gives the game away by telling Cromwell not to touch the purple cup because ‘ it’s the king’s’. read more

Talk Like A Pirate Day with Captain Redbeard Rum

Talk like a pirate day happens September 19th every year, and what better example of pirate talk can you think of than Captain Redbeard Rum from Blackadder?
Talk like a pirate day

Talk Like A Pirate

Captain Redbeard Rum was played with utter brilliance by Tom Baker in ‘Potato‘ from the second series of Blackadder. Described as the worst mariner in the world, Blackadder and the boys used his services to sail into the unknown.
Tom Baker

Sailing with Redbeard Rum

Rum: A masterly plan, me young master. And one that leads me
to make an announcement meself. read more

The Best Nursie Moments from Blackadder

Here are some of the best Nursie moments and quotes from the second series of Blackadder. Which one is your favourite?
Patsy as Nursie from Blackadder


Nursie was a recurring character in the second series of Blackadder. Played brilliantly by Patsy Byrne (13 July 1933 – 17 June 2014), she came across as slightly naive, a little crazy, and almost cartoon like. Treating Queeny as though she was still a child, Nursie had some memorable quotes and moments from the show.
Patsy Byrne

The Best Nursie Moments

Here’s some of the most outstanding moments featuring Nursie from the second series of Blackadder. read more

Great Blackadder Quotes From Blackadder Goes Forth

Here are some great Blackadder quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth. This series saw the main characters of Blackadder,  Baldrick and George sitting in a trench in Flanders during World War I.

Funny Blackadder Meme Wibble

A cunning plan?

Despite several cunning plans, Blackadder’s schemes to get out of the trenches to avoid certain death by a crazy General Melchett end in failure. Along the way though, he and the rest of the cast come up with some immortal quotes.

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Great Blackadder Quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth

Captain Cook

Blackadder: ‘I know from long experience all my men have the artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs in a bag.’ read more

Queenie Quotes From Blackadder – The Best Blackadder Quotes

Queenie was an amazing character who often stole the show throughout series 2 of Blackadder. It’s not surprising then that some of the best Blackadder quotes can be attributed to her!  Here are some of our favourite Queenie quotes –
Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Queenie quotes from Blackadder series 2

 Queenie Quotes from Blackadder

Queenie was a main character in the second Blackadder series. Brilliantly played by Miranda Richardson, she exuded a child-like exterior, whilst have the personality of a manic psychopath at times!

Let’s take a look at the best Queenie quotes.

Blackadder Chains

Queen from Blackadder best quotes read more