Category Archives: Blackadder Series 1

Blackadder Series I, Episode 6 – The Black Seal

Blackadder Series I, Episode 6 is called the Black Seal. This is the final episode in the first series of Blackadder. The plot revolves around Blackadder hiring mercenaries so that he can take the throne. With some great characters such as Sir Wilfred Death,  and Three-Fingered Pete, Blackadder manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory right at the very end!

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Full Script for Blackadder Series I, Episode 6 – The Black Seal

Intro: Many are the tales told of the Black Adder and of his faithful
henchmen Lord Percy Percy and Baldric son of Robin the Dung-Gatherer, but
none is told so oft, with so much hitting of heads with wonder and
repeating of exciting parts as this the final chapter in the book of The
Black Adder. read more

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 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 1 – Known as The Blackadder

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Blackadder Series 1 is very different from the others. This series was written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and was first broadcast way back in 1983. The main difference between this and the other series, is that the character of Blackadder is very different.

Blackadder Series 1 - this series of Blackadder is very different from the others, mainly because the characters of Baldrick and Blackadder appear to be reversed.

In Blackadder Series 1, Blackadder is depicted more as a snivelling and weak buffoon, as opposed to the more selfish, manipulative and conniving character he became in the later series. Baldrick on the other hand, is more intelligent and genuinely cunning. In a way, it is like their roles are reversed. read more