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The best Blackadder Quotes online

There is a popular phrase – “A Blackadder Quote a Day keeps the cretins away”. OK, perhaps that is not an official saying, but it should be! Never a day goes by, when I don’t quote Blackadder at least once. And even if I don’t actually quote from the show, I give a ‘BAHHH’ General Melchett style!

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Nigel Planer Blackadder – Lord Smedley in Nob and Nobility

Nigel Planer (Born February 22, 1953) is one of the three main Young Ones actors to have appeared in Blackadder. As Lord Smedley, Nigel Planer’s Blackadder appearance was made in series 3, Nob and Nobility.

Nigel Planer

To many people of a certain generation, Nigel Planer will always be Neil from the Young Ones. Along with two other members of the main Young Ones cast though, he also appeared in Blackadder.

Nigel Planer as Neil from the Young Ones

Lord Smedley

Although he didn’t have the most memorable cameo appearance in Blackadder, it was nice to see Nigel Planer join the Blackadder cast for an episode. He had to wait until series 3 though, in the episode title Nob and Nobility. As Lord Smedley, Nigel Planer is an incredibly annoying friend of Prince George. He is also, it is later revealed, one half of an undercover duo rescuing French aristocrats known as the Scarlet Pimpernel. read more

Blackadder – 5 of the most romantic moments

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of the most romantic moments in Blackadder. As you might expect, there’s a few unusual ones in there!

Blackadder falls in love with Bob

The most romantic moments in Blackadder

It’s soon Valentine’s Day, and we’ve put together 5 of the most romantic Blackadder moments to put you in the mood for love! Let us know what you think!

1. Baldrick kisses Percy

In Bells, the first episode of the second series of Blackadder, Baldrick kindly plays the role of bridesmaid to Bob, who didn’t have any childhood girl chums, as her family was so poor. Percy strolls in, and of course gets immediately confused, demanding a kiss… read more

Ade Edmondson as the Red Baron von Richthoven

The Blackadder saga saw many famous British Comedy faces make appearances over the years. One of those was Ade Edmondson as the Red Baron von Richthoven.

Private Plane

Blackadder Goes Forth has earned its well deserved place in the hall of great British Comedy. As with any comedy series, it is a sum of its parts. A great concept, intelligent writing, and of course the people who star in it. During its 4 series and 3 major Blackadder specials, a number of guest stars made cameo appearances. It was really only a matter of time until Ade ‘Vyvyan’ Edmondson turned up! read more

The 10 Best Blackadder Episodes | Blackadder Quotes

Blackadder has given us some of the very greatest moments in British Comedy, and so choosing the best Blackadder episodes is no easy task. This is what we have come up with.

A look at the top 10 best Blackadder episodes

The Best Blackadder Episodes

We’ve put together 10 of the very best Blackadder episodes, along with our favourite scenes from each. These are in no particular order, although in our opinion, the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth is the very pinnacle of both British Comedy and British drama.

1. Witchsmeller Pursuivant

Most people agree that the first series of Blackadder was certainly nowhere near the best! It did have its moments though, and the fifth episode was probably the best. Starring Frank Finlay as the Witchsmeller Pursuivant himself, Prince Edmund or the Great Grumbledook as he is accused, is put on trial.  Interesting note – This episode is one of the first times that Baldrick uses the words ‘I have a cunning plan‘. read more

Blackadder Trivia and General Randomness – Did you know?

A fun collection of Blackadder trivia and general randomness. If you are a Blackadder fan, see how many of these you know!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Blackadder Fun Facts

Blackadder might have ended in the 80s, but even the most ardent superfan learns something new once in a while! We’ve pulled together some Blackadder trivia to share with you here. There might be a thing or two you never realised before now!

Some fun Blackadder trivia

Blackadder Trivia

TurnipsTurnips are mentioned frequently throughout Blackadder, and by series 3, Baldrick is obsessed by them. The trivia here, is that Ben Elton actually confused them with parsnips (remember a turnip the exact same shape as a thingy?). Since then it was a recurring joke throughout the saga. read more

Rowan Atkinson Birthday – Happy Birthday Edmund Blackadder!

Rowan Atkinson, or Edmund Blackadder as we better know him, was born on January 6th 1955. Let’s celebrate his birthday by looking at some of his best scenes in Blackadder!

Blackadder theme tune lyrics

Happy Birthday Edmund Blackadder!

It’s January 6th, which can only mean that it is Rowan Atkinson’s birthday! Born in 1955, it means he’s 63 today. Happy Birthday Edmund!

Rowan Atkinson born January 6th 1955

Whilst Rowan Atkinson may be known to many as Mr Bean or even Johnny English,  to us he will always be Blackadder. Here’s some of his best moments in the classic British comedy series. read more

Hugh Laurie appointed CBE on 2018 New Year’s Honours List

Hugh Laurie is to be upgraded from the OBE he was awarded in 2007 to a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for 2018.

Hugh Laurie as Prince George in Blackadder series 3

Hugh Laurie CBE

Blackadder star Hugh Laurie is to be awarded a CBE in this year’s honours list in recognition for his contribution to drama. Whilst we will always know and love him for his roles in Blackadder, he has of course achieved fame far beyond the classic British Sitcom. House anyone?

What is a CBE?

Whilst we want to congratulate Hugh Laurie on being recognised in the New Year’s honours list, we couldn’t help but chuckle at what CBE actually stands for. Apparently, it’s Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. If that doesn’t sound like a title straight out of Blackadder we don’t know what does! It could only be more perfect, if Stephen Fry dressed as General Melchett was to take part in the ceremony itself! read more

Captain Darling – Funny name for a guy isn’t it?

Captain Darling is a desk-sucking, pen pushing blotter jotter played by Tim McInnerny in Blackadder Goes Forth. Let’s take a look at some of his best moments here!

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Lord Flashheart Quotes from Blackadder Series 4

Captain Kevin Darling, MC (ca. 1884 – 1917)

After deciding not to take a leading role in the third series of Blackadder, Tim McInnerny returned as a full cast member in the 4th series. Instead of playing an incarnation of Lord Percy Percy, this time, he played Captain Darling, a pencil-pushing aide to the crazy General Melchett.

Captain Darling from Blackadder in a rare show of bravery

Captain Darling Personal Background

As with many of the other characters in Blackadder Goes Forth, we find out a little more about Captain Darling’s background in each episode, with the final episode of Blackadder revealing the most amount of information. For example, we discover that Captain Darling has a girlfriend called Doris, he aspired to keep wicket for the Croydon gentlemen, and he worked for a company called  Pratt & Sons. We also know that he tried and failed to join the Women’s Auxiliary Balloon Corp! read more

Blackadder – Mrs. Miggins Pie and Coffee Shop Owner

The character of Mrs. Miggins is mentioned in the second series of Blackadder, but actually appears in the third. Here’s a look at Mrs. Miggins, and her pie and coffee shops.

Mrs. Miggins

Although she only plays a relatively minor role in the Blackadder saga, the name Mrs. Miggins is embraced with fondness throughout the land. It’s also connected quite often with pie and coffee shops!

Mrs. Miggins

Mrs Miggins in Blackadder 2

She is referenced a number of times throughout the second series of Blackadder, but never actually makes an appearance. Perhaps the most memorable time she is mentioned is in the episode featuring the Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. read more

Why the final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth still gives us goosebumps

The final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth. How is it possible that an episode of a comedy show first broadcast in 1989 still gives us goosebumps? 

Blackadder last charge

Blackadder’s Final Moments

Blackadder has often been described as one of the best British comedy shows ever made. The last scene of Blackadder Goes Forth is also one of the most poignant and emotional few minutes of television ever created. How is it possible that this show, first aired 28 years ago, can still give us goosebumps?

The Build Up

A lot of it is to do with the build up, not just within the last episode ofBlackadder of Blackadder Goes Forth itself, but the entire series. In the first 3 series of Blackadder, the main character is constantly trying to better himself in any dodgy, conniving, scheming way he can. Blackadder Goes Forth is different though. In this series, all of his cunning plans revolve around one simple goal – To survive. read more