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!
If you are looking to find the best Blackadder quotes online, then check out this collection. Blackadder quotes are updated daily, and so you can pick a new one every day of the year!
As well as our Blackadder quotes, you can also find series and episode descriptions, as well as complete scripts for all the shows. It is like Blackadder heaven!
Miranda Richardson is well known for playing the Queen in Blackadder Series 2, but she also had other appearances. Here’s more about Miranda Richardson in Blackadder.
Born on the 3rd of March 1958, Miranda Richardson was a main cast member in the second series of Blackadder. She also had recurring appearances in subsequent series and one off specials.
Miranda Richardson in Blackadder 2
We were first introduced to Miranda Richardson in the second series of Blackadder. Making the role of Queen Elizabeth the First (or Queenie) her own, her portrayal was at times both childish and cruel.read more
Although not one of the main cast, Rik Mayall made a number of appearances throughout the Blackadder saga. Here’s a look at all of the Rik Mayall Blackadder appearances, including a couple you might have forgotten about.
British Comedy Legend Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall (7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014) was one of the most loved comedians and actors to rise up from the 80s alternative comedy scene. Whether as Kevin Turvey, Rick from the Young Ones, or the New Statesman, his talent knew no bounds. He made several appearances in Blackadder, and here we take a closer look at them.read more
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
A fun collection of Blackadder trivia and general randomness. If you are a Blackadder fan, see how many of these you know!
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!
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 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