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Blackadder Series I, Episode 1 – The Foretelling Full Script

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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!

[opening theme]

[The Eve of The Battle of Bosworth Field; 21st August, 1485]
[Scene is a feast]

Richard (Duke of York):  [bangs his goblet thrice on the table]  Silence!
Silence!  For the king!

King (Richard III):  [stands, hunched, speaks awkwardly]
Now is the summer of our sweet content,
[Made?] [err?]-cast winter by these Tudor clouds.
And I that am not shaped for black-faced war,
[the people gathered appropriately make noises to
the contrary]
I that am rudely cast and want true majesty,
[more noises from the people; then he fixes
his hunched standing position by yanking on his
cloak, which had been stuck]
Am forced to fight,
To set sweet England free.
I pray to Heaven we fare well,
And all who fight us go to Hell.

now-moment

[cheers from everyone.  Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh, sitting at the
very end of the table, stands up, raising his goblet]

Edmund:  Hurray, hurray, absolutely!  Hurray!  [notices that he’s the only
one speaking and standing; sits back down, embarrassed]

King:  [to Richard]  Who is that?

Richard:  I know not, My Lord.  I’ll ask my son.  [he calls to Harry, Prince
of Wales, who sits on the other side of the king from Richard]
Harry, who is that?

Harry:  It is your other son, My Lord.

Richard:  [to King]  It is my other son, My Lord.

King:  Fights he with us on the morrow?

Richard:  [pauses, then to Harry again]  What’s his name?

Harry:  [with mouth full]  Edmund.

Richard:  [turns and yells across the room to Edmund]  Edna, fight you
with us on the morrow?

Edmund:  Er, [stands again] oh goodness, no!  No, I thought I’d fight
with the enemy!  [no one laughs; he sits down embarrassed]

King:  [to Richard]  You’re, er, not putting him anywhere near me, are you?

Richard:  No, no [?].  He’ll be somewhere amongst the rabble.

King:  Oh! Arrow fodder!

Richard:  Precisely.

King:  Yes… [chuckles, waves to Edmund, grinning; mutters between his teeth]
What a little turd.

[cut to Edmund’s end of the table]

Edmund:  [to Percy, Duke of Northumberland, after giving a little wave back
to King]  Ah, Percy, you see how the King picks me out for special
greeting?

Percy:  No, My Lord…

[a servant pokes his head in, refilling their goblets, and speaks]

Baldrick:  I saw it, My Lord.

Edmund:  Ah, and what is your name, little fellow?

Baldrick:  My name is Baldrick, My Lord.

Edmund:  Ah.  Then I shall call you…`Baldrick’!

Baldrick:  …and I shall call you `My Lord’, My Lord.

Edmund:  Mmm.  I like the cut of your jib, young fellow m’lad!
How would you like to be my squire in the battle to-morrow?

[Baldrick kneels instantly]

Percy:  [trying to show off in front of Baldrick, speaks to Edmund]
It will be a great day to-morrow for we nobles.

Edmund:  Well, not if we lose, Percy.  If we lose, I’ll be chopped to pieces.
My arms will end up at Essex, my torso in Norfolk, and my genitalia
stuck up a tree somewhere in Rutland.

Baldrick:  With you at the helm, My Lord, we cannot lose.

Percy:  [still trying to show off]  Well, we could if we wanted to!

Edmund:  Ah, but we won’t, Percy, and I shall prove to all that I am a man!

Percy:  But you >are< a man, My Lord.

Edmund:  But how shall it be proved, Percy…?

Percy:  Well, they could look up that tree in Rutland.  [Edmund baps him on
the forehead]  [????], My Lord.

Edmund:  It shall be proved by mine enemies rushing to the water closet in
terror!

Baldrick:  [restrained, of course — they’re in a crowded room]  Hurray!

Percy:  Hurray!

Edmund:  Come: a toast.  Let all those who go to don armour to-morrow
remember to `go’ before they don armour to-morrow!  Hurray!
[they clink goblets]  Already I can hear the sound of battle
ringing in my ears…

[Cut to just before the battle, outside.  The following
lines are spoken to the army]

King:  Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!
Consign their parts most private to a Rutland tree!

Richard:  Let blood — Blood — BLOOD! — be your motto!
Slit their gizzards!

Harry:  Now, I’m afraid there’s going to have to be a certain amount of, well,
violence.  But at least we know it’s all in a good cause, don’t we?

King:  And gentlemen in London still in bed shall think themselves accursed
they were not here, and hold their manhood cheap while others speak
of those who fought with us on Ralph the Liar’s Day! [he raises his
sword high in the air.  Our view follows it into the sky.]

[Our view comes down from the sky, to see the castle.  Inside Edmund’s
room, he sleeps in his bed, snoring, while Baldrick sleeps on the
floor, using a dead dog as a pillow.  There is a knock on the door.]

Mother:  Edmund?  [opening the door]  Edmund…

Edmund:  Hmm?  Oh, Mother, what do you want?

Mother:  Did you want to go to the battle this morning?

Edmund:  [sits up with a start; removes a cover from a sundial, and looks
at it]  Oh my god, it’s eleven o’clock!

Mother:  [smiling unconcernedly, amusedly shakes her head, closes the door]

[cut to long shot of a rise.  On it we see a silhouette of Edmund on
horseback.  Following him at a distance is Baldrick on muleback.]

Baldrick:  My Lord…

Edmund:  What is it?

Baldrick:  Where is this battle, then?

Edmund:  Oh, somewhere called Bosworth Field…

[they have ridden off to the right of the shot.  Suddenly, we see
Baldrick going the other way, followed by Edmund.]

Edmund:  Damn, damn, damn!  The first decent battle since I reached puberty…

[Now we see them close up, riding together, up a rise leading to a
valley.]

Baldrick:  Here we are, My Lord…

Edmund:  Onward, Baldrick!  To glory!

[Over the top of the rise we now can see banners clashing together.
Edmund stops his horse at the top.]

Edmund:  Yes, erm, I’m not so sure we’re needed, you know, Baldrick…
I mean, everything seems to be going very well, doesn’t it?
Everyone’s fighting — clearly having the time of their lives.
Wait a moment; some of them over there aren’t fighting!  They’re…
they’re just lying down!

Baldrick:  They’re dead, My Lord.

Edmund:  Ah.  [he wriggles in his seat]  Damn, I knew I’d forgotten something.
Would you excuse me a moment, Baldrick?  [he turns his horse away]

[Just away from the battle, King on foot meets Richard on horseback]

Richard:  Your Majesty, you’ve lost your steed!  Take mine!

King:  No, no, no.  I’ve won the battle; I’ve saved the kingdom; I think I
can find myself a horse!

Richard:  How true, My Noble Lord.  I’ll see you back at the castle!

King:  So be it!

[Richard rides off.  King walks along, calling…]

King:  A horse!  [whistles a call]  A horse!  My kingdom for a horse!
[He stops as he sees a horse — Edmund’s — tied to a tree.]
Ah, Horsie!  [He approaches the horse.  Edmund, doing business behind
a nearby bush, sees.]

Edmund:  [mumbling to himself]  Who is this?

[as King bends over to untie the horse from the tree, Edmund walks up
behind…]

Edmund:  [drawing his sword]  Wait! That’s my horse!  [swings his sword;
lops King’s head clean off.  He’s rather surprised at his strength
but quickly gets a cocky feeling, and laughs a bit.]  There, that’ll
teach you!  [He picks up the helmeted head]  You won’t be doing
>that< again, now will you?  [He lifts the helmet’s face shield,
then lowers the shield]

Oh my god.  It’s Uncle Richard.

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[Edmund screams.  Baldrick runs up, having just parked his mule by
the tree.]

Baldrick:  What’s that, My Lord?

Edmund:  Hmm?  [Frightenedly tosses the head to Baldrick.]

Baldrick:  [catches the head with a chuckle, then lifts the face shield]
Oh dear — Richard III.  [half shouts]  What are you going to do?

Edmund:  Well, quick, quick… [he turns the body over, takes the head back
and tries to replace it, asking Baldrick to hold it in steady.  He
moves the corpse’s arms about, and beats on its chest.  Baldrick
for a moment puts his face down, trying to resuscitate the body
through the face shield.]

Baldrick:  [points to something off-shot]  My Lord!  That hut there!

[They each grab a leg and drag the body away.  The head stays behind.]

[They enter a small cottage.  Baldrick is solely dragging the body
now.  Edmund enters afterward, carrying a gauntlet.]

Edmund:  [still entering]  Come on! Come on!  Will you wait! Will you wait!

[Baldrick collapses exhausted on the corpse.]

Edmund:  [closing the door]  Ah, well done…  [He sits on a barrel, then
notices that something’s missing.]  Where’s the head?

Baldrick:  I thought you had it.

Edmund:  Baldrick, I can’t be expected to carry everything!

[They hear someone approaching.  Edmund cowers; Baldrick prepares to
strike down the intruder with some sort of blunt object.  The door
opens, and Percy enters.]

Edmund:  Percy, you brainless son of a prostitute!  Where have you been?

Percy:  I’ve just proved that I’m a man!  Look what I’ve found!  [He proffers
the head.]

Edmund:  Oh, thank God.  Quick, Percy, quick — put it down and let’s get out
of here!

Percy:  No no no no!  I found it. It’s mine!

Edmund:  What do you mean it’s yours?  [He tries to take it from Percy.]

Percy:  [defensively]  I’m going to use it to prove that I killed a nobleman!

Edmund:  [stops trying to take the head]  And which nobleman, pray…?

Percy:  Er… [he looks under the face shield, laughs, then holds the head
proudly]  Well, it’s the King, actually!

Edmund:  [stares at Percy quite intently]

Percy:  [frightenedly tosses the head to Edmund]

Edmund:  [frightenedly tosses the head to Baldrick]

Baldrick:  [frightenedly tosses the head in the barrel]

[a bloodied, armoured man approaches the cottage and staggers in just
as our three were about to leave]

Man:  Lost!  Lost!  All is lost!  [he collapses to the floor]

Edmund:  What?

Man:  Flee!  Flee!

Edmund:  Oh my god!  Quick — let’s get out of here!

Man:  Take me with you!  [he grabs one of Edmund legs]

Edmund:  Get your hands off!  [Percy feebly helps in this process]

Man:  If you leave me alone here, I’ll die.

Edmund:  If you don’t leave >me< alone, I’ll kill you myself!  [Baldrick
bops the man on the head with his blunt object.  The man falls to
one side.]  Now; leave him here, come on!  [Edmund, Baldrick, and
Percy make their way out.]

Man:  I’ll give you money!  Ten thousand sovereigns!

[After a moment, the man collapses to the floor.  The door opens,
and Percy’s head pokes in…]

[cut to Edmund and Baldrick entering the great hall in the castle.
Baldrick keeps running, but Edmund stops as he meets his mother.]

Edmund:  [frantic]  Mother!

Mother:  Edmund, dear.  How did it go?

Edmund:  Within seconds, Henry Tudor will be here at our gates!

Mother:  Oh, but, Edmund, I’m not ready — I haven’t had a bath or anything.

Edmund:  Mother, Henry is our enemy.  When his men get here, they’ll
brutally ravish you and every woman in the castle!

Mother:  Ah, well, I shan’t bother to change, then.

[Baldrick runs into the doorway across the hall.]

Baldrick:  My Lord!

Edmund:  What do you want?

Baldrick:  Listen!

[An army’s drums can be heard faintly in the distance.]

Edmund:  Oh my god!  They’re here already!  [He begins to run down the hall,
shouting.]  Run for your lives!  Run for the hills!

Baldrick:  Er, My Lord, they’re coming from the hills.

Edmund:  [still shouting]  Oh, sorry.  Run >away< from the hills!  Run away
from the hills!  If you see the hills, run the other way!

[Percy arrives.]

Percy:  No, My Lord, it’s all right — they’re flying the banners of our
King Richard.

Edmund:  Well, that’s impossible — he’s dead, isn’t he!

Mother:  [shocked]  King Richard, dead?

Edmund:  [suddenly not so frantic]  Yes… Errr, God knows how…

Mother:  Oh, dear.  That’s really upset the tulip cart.

Edmund:  [frantic again]  Those flags, Percy, are obviously just a cunning
trick to deceive us into staying!

Baldrick:  No, My Lord, I don’t think it is a cunning trick.

Edmund:  Well, no, it’s not a particularly cunning trick, because we’ve
seen through it!  [He locks the main entrance to the great hall.]
But obviously they thought it was cunning when they thought it out.

Baldrick:  What I mean, My Lord, is that I don’t think they did think it out.

Edmund:  What, you think someone else thought it up, and they’ve borrowed it
for the occasion?

Baldrick:  No, My Lord.  I don’t think it’s a trick at all.

Edmund:  You don’t think that riding up to a castle under someone else’s
banner is a trick?  [sarcastically]  Well, no, I suppose it isn’t!

[There’s a banging on the main door.  Edmund screams and goes through
the inner door.  The main door has been broken down.]

Percy:  [He and Baldrick remain in the great hall.]  It’s only your father.

Richard:  [entering with his entourage]  Who locked that bloody door?

Mother:  Richard, it’s you!

Richard:  Well, who did you expect it to be, woman?

Mother:  Why, I thought it would be Henry Tunip.

Richard:  Henry Tunip?  Have you lost your conkers?

Mother:  So you won?

Richard:  Yes, of course!  >We< won!  We won!  Victory!

[General cheers from his entourage.]

Mother:  So, I suppose now >you< want to ravish me…

Richard:  [shocked]  Yes, yes, in a moment…  [He turns to Lord Chiswick,
one of his entourage.]  The woman’s insatiable!  [He shouts.]
Three cheers for good King Richard!  Hap hap! [“Huzzah!”]  Hap hap!
[“Huzzah!”]  Hap hap! [“Huzzah!”]

[Edmund appears from the opposite end he left, behind the group.]

Edmund:  [weakly]  Huzzah…

Richard:  All we need now is for King Richard to be here, and the day shall
complete!

Mother:  Yes, what a pity he’s dead.

Richard:  [shocked whisper]  What?  Who told you that?

Mother:  Well, Edmund.  [nods to his direction]

Richard:  [he and the group turn to face Edmund.]  Is this true?

Edmund:  [quite intimidated, as well as fearing for his life]  Errr, well,
I wouldn’t know, really.  I was…nowhere near him at the time.
I… I just…heard from someone that he’d, er… er… I mean,
I don’t even know where he was killed.  I was completely on the
opposite side of the field.  I was nowhere near the cottage.

[Everyone questions that last statement, with stares.]

Edmund:  …not that it was a cottage — it was a river.  But, then,
I wouldn’t know, of course, because I wasn’t there.  But,
apparently, some fool cut his head off…or at least killed him
in some way…perhaps…took an ear off or something.  Yes, yes,
in fact, I think he was only wounded! er, or was that somebody
else?  Yes, I think it was.  Why, he wasn’t even wounded!

[Harry is staggering in behind Edmund, carrying the headless corpse,
and the crown.]

Edmund:  [not noticing Harry]  Why, did someone say he was dead?

Harry:  Yes!

Richard:  What!

Harry:  It’s true, My Lord!  I stumbled on his body myself!  O, pardon me,
thou bleeding piece of earth!  [He places the body on the floor,
and lies on top of it.]

Richard:  Er, yes…

Harry:  Good night, sweet [king? (It’s not `prince’)]…        \
>
Richard:  Yes, yes, that’s enough of that, thank you, Harry…  /

Harry:  …and flights of angels sing thee to thy [?]!              \
>
Richard:  Thank you, Harry… [shouts, annoyed]  Thank you, Harry!  /
[angered whisper]  Yes! …and we all know who did this dreadful
deed — [he looks at Edmund] don’t we?

[Edmund slowly nods, as a sort of confession, and closes his eyes,
preparing to have his head cut off.]

Richard:  Henry Tudor!

[Edmund’s nod increases in speed, he opens his eyes and grins.]

Richard:  Yes! and he still roams free!  [He shouts quite loudly.]
Harry, call for silence!

[Everyone is silent.]

Harry:  [shouts]  Silence!  [He slowly lowers the the crown onto his father’s
head.]  …for the King!  [Everyone, including Harry, kneels or bows
before Richard.]

Everyone but Richard:  Long live King Richard IV!

King (previously `Richard’):  This day has been as ’twere
A mighty stew
In which the beef of victory
Was mix’d
With the vile turnip
Of sweet Richard slain
And the grisly dumpling
Of his killer fled.
But we must eat
The yellow wobbly parts
[?] two [?] serves.
In life, each man gets
What he deserves!

[His speech over, King looks around at the kneeled assembly.]

King:  [nonchalant]  Well, come on — let’s go and kill some more prisoners.

[His original entourage stands up excitedly.]

King:  Hap hap! [“Huzzah!”]  Hap hap! [“Huzzah!”]  Hap hap! [“Huzzah!”]

[Cut to Edmund’s room.  He, Percy and Baldrick enter, dejectedly.
Once they’re in and the door closes, Edmund slowly turns and begins
begins to grin.]

Edmund:  Hurray!  [The others are excited now too.]  We’re safe! and I am
a prince of the realm!  Hap hap! [Baldrick says “Huzzah!” first,
as Percy forgets the word.]  Can you imagine the power…

Percy:  …and it’s ours! all ours!

Edmund:  What?

Baldrick:  >Yourscould< be `Coverdale’)]

Edmund:  Lord Coverdale…

Harry:  …who fought on >our< side, I believe.

Edmund:  Er, yes… I think Lord Coverdale saw me slaying, erm…

[Baldrick turns 90 degrees, turns his head and looks out the corner
of his eye, then tilts his helmet over his eyes in an effeminate
pose.]

Edmund:  …Warwick.

Harry:  Warwick the Wild of Leicester?

Edmund:  Yes, that’s him — and pretty wild he was, too!  He took some
finishing off, I can tell you!

Harry:  Yes, indeed — I killed him myself at one point.  Anyone else?

Edmund:  Erm…erm…let me see… Just trying to put names to faces…

Harry:  Yes, well, this is the list of the lords as yet unaccounted for:
Roger de Runcie…

Edmund:  Oh, de Runcie, yes, he was one of mine.

Harry:  Lord Thomas of Devon…

Edmund:  Ah, yes, backslash…

Harry:  Lord Yeovil…

Edmund:  Ah, yes, groin job…

Harry:  Good lord!  This is remarkable, Edmund!  Remarkable!
Oh, and the Bishop of Bath and Wells–

Edmund:  Ah, yes, will never walk again!

Harry:  …will conduct the thanksgiving service.

Edmund:  Oh, Bath and >Wells<…

Harry:  [Turns to Percy.]  Ah, Lord Percy!  Edmund tells me that you managed
to turn up late for the battle, [he begins walking out] so there’s
not much point in asking you your score, is there?  [Leaves]

[Percy tries to speak, but can’t think of anything.  He’s upset.
He turns to face Edmund.]

Edmund:  Ha hah!!!

Baldrick:  Ha hah!!!

Percy:  [bitterly sarcastic]  Ha hah…

Edmund:  At last I can relax!  [He opens the curtain to his bed, to find the
dying man lying in it.  He turns back to Percy and Baldrick, and
speaks quietly.]  Who the hell is this?

Percy:  Ah, well, you remember that dying man we saw in the cottage?

Edmund:  The one I specifically told you not to bring back to the castle
under any circumstances?

Percy:  Mm hmm, yes, that’s the one, yes.

Edmund:  So what is he doing in my bed?

Percy:  Well, he claims to be a wealthy man.  I thought, if we nurse him
back to health, he may reward us.

Edmund:  No, wait — I think I have an idea…  If he is a wealthy man, and
we nurse him back to health, he may reward us!

Baldrick:  Oh, brilliant, My Lord — very quick thinking.

Edmund and Percy:  Thank you, Baldrick.  [Edmund eyes Percy angrily.]

Edmund:  Well, what would you expect?  After all, who has the fastest
brain in the land?

Baldrick:  Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh!

Edmund:  Who is the boldest horseman in the land?  [Looking at Percy.]

Baldrick:  Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh!   \
>
Percy:  [catching on]  …Duke of Edinburgh!   /

Edmund:  Who is the bravest swordsman in the land?

Percy:  Oh, don’t tell me!  It’s that [?] from Norfolk…

Edmund:  PRINCE…

Baldrick and Percy:  Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh!

Edmund:  Precisely.  [dramatically] Or, as I shall be known from now on:

The Black…
Vegetable!

Baldrick:  My Lord, wouldn’t something like `The Black Adder’ sound better?

Edmund:  No, wait — I think I have a better idea…  What about:

The Black…
Adder!

[Cut to scene of him choosing a new outfit.  He points to a black
suit with a coiled snake on it and a black cape; a pair of black
shoes, more suited to a jester; a black bowl for haircut style.
Cut to finishing of his haircut — very short hair.  He looks in a
mirror, and stands up.  Camera pans down to look at his entire
outfit… large black rings, black tights and all.]

[Cut to an inner hallway.  Edmund, Baldrick and Percy enter,
laughing.]

Baldrick:  Very witty, My Lord.

Edmund:  Ah, thank you, Baldrick.

Percy:  Very very very witty, My Lord.

Edmund:  Ah, thank you, Percy.

Baldrick:  You’re certainly wittier than your father, My Lord.

Percy:  …and head and shoulders over Richard III!

Edmund:  [Turns on Percy.]  IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE WITTY?

Percy:  Er, no, My Lord… No, no…that…that was…an example of the
sort of thing that you yourself would not stoop to…

Edmund:  GO AWAY!

Baldrick and Percy:  Yes, My Lord.

[Edmund enters his room, closing the door.  He hangs up his black
hat, then goes to his bed, with the man in it.  The man is awake,
having soup.]

Edmund:  Ah, you’re still here, are you?

Man:  Er, yes.

[Edmund looks closely at the man.  Viewers see a flashback to the
opening of the show.  The man is Henry Tudor.]

Edmund:  Wait a moment — haven’t I seen you somewhere before?

Henry (previously `Man’):  I don’t know.  I feel I’ve seen you before, also.

Edmund:  Well, I am Prince Edmund, son of Richard IV!
Why? Who are you?

Henry:  [shocked to discover where he is]  Well, erm, I’m, er, not important.

Edmund:  Not important?  You mean you’re not rich?

Henry:  No.  [Knows that that would mean death.]  Yes! Yes, I’m incredibly
rich!  I’m…I’m a very wealthy, errm, modest person, who wishes to
remain nameless.

Edmund:  Well, you’d better be rich.  Get your money together, get better,
and get out of my bed, is that clear?  [He shuts the curtain.]

[Edmund looks around, uncovers a home-made crown, puts it on and
looks at himself in the mirror.]

Ghost (of Richard III):  Oh yes, very fetching.

[Edmund turns, and screams for about six seconds.]

Ghost:  …and hello to >you<.

Edmund:  Uh, uh, er, hello…hello…er…goodness me…I hadn’t…
expected…to see you…like this.

Ghost:  Sitting down, you mean?

Edmund:  Er, yes, yes, that’s right: sitting down.  Goodness, look!  Look!
You’re sitting down.

Ghost:  Yes.

Edmund:  Why, I haven’t seen you sitting down since, er…hoo…

Ghost:  Yesterday?

Edmund:  Was it only yesterday?  Good lord!  Erm, errr…well…
How was your battle?

Ghost:  Fine.  Somebody cut my head off at one point, but otherwise
everything went swimmingly.  …and how are you, Edna?

Edmund:  Er, Edmund.

Ghost:  Your father told me `Edna’.

Edmund:  No…

Ghost:  So, Edna, you loathsome little fairy maggot, how are you?

Edmund:  Er, how…how very very kind of you to ask, erm, Your Majesty…
I’m very well, and, er, and it’s very good to see you, because,
frankly…

Ghost:  Yes?

Edmund:  Well, well, well, frankly…er… Gosh, you look well.

Ghost:  Frankly what?  Spit it out, you horrid little scabby reptile!

Edmund:  Er, well, frankly, everyone thought you were dead.

Ghost:  Well, frankly, [his head rises from his body to be level with Edmund]
I am.

Edmund:  Eugh!

[There’s a knock at the door.]

Ghost:  [to the door]  Do come in.

Edmund:  [rushing to the door]  No!  Don’t come in!

Queen (previously `Mother’):  [From outside the door]  Why not?
Have you got someone in there with you?

Edmund:  Erm, not as such…

Queen:  Is it a woman?

Edmund:  No!

Queen:  Is it a man?

Edmund:  Err, [he watches the Ghost’s head fly about the room]
err, yes, yes it is.

Queen:  You hesitated, Edmund — it’s not a sheep, is it?

Edmund:  No, of course it isn’t a sheep!

Queen:  Well then, let me in!

Ghost:  [body together, standing]  So, farewell, Edna!  You’ll be seeing
me later.  [The body walks off; the head remains.]

Edmund:  Erm, have, er, have you got…transport?  Erm, perhaps you’d like to
borrow my horse again… [considers the possibility that the ghost
doesn’t know its slayer] or at all! I mean, not that you’ve
borrowed it before…

Ghost:  [The body returns, gesturing for the head to follow.]
Coming!  [Leaves]

[Edmund opens the door.  Queen enters.]

Queen:  Are you all right, Edmund?  [Edmund quickly removes — and hides —
his crown.]  Why, you look as though you’ve just seen a ghost!

Edmund:  Er, yes?

Queen:  Hurry up, anyway — you’re expected at the banquet!

[Henry is listening from the bed.]

Edmund:  Erm, look, er, Mother, er… You won’t tell anyone about my
oversleeping, er, this morning and… and what have you, now
will you?

Queen:  Now, would I, Edmund…  Do I tell people that your brother Harry
is scared of spoons? or that your father has very small private
parts?  [She moves from the closet to the bed.]

Edmund:  [trying to stop her]  Oh! Mother!

Henry:  [like a sheep]  Baaaa! Baaaa!

Queen:  Oh, Edmund!  It’s the lying I find so hurtful…

Edmund:  [with uneasy grin]  Baaaa…

[Cut to banquet.  Edmund enters, and prepares to sit between his
father and his brother — in Richard III’s seat.]

Edmund:  So sorry I’m late…

King:  HOLD!  YOU DARE SIT THERE, BOY?  That was King Richard’s seat!
Would you insult his ghost?

Edmund:  Eugh, erm, no, no — sorry.

[Ghost appears in the chair, but only Edmund can see or hear it.]

Ghost:  Yes, find your own chair, you smelly little dog’s pizzle!

Edmund:  Eugh!  [he goes back to the his normal spot and the end of table]

King:  [speaking across where Ghost is, to Harry]  How many prisoners have
you got, Harry?

Ghost:  I’m not Harry — I’m… I’m Richard.  >He’s< Harry.         \
>
Harry:  I’ve still got the [?] of [?] down in the dungeons, Father. /

King:  Send the [?] to my room, will you?

Harry:  Very well.  Do you want them hung?  \
>
Ghost:  [waving]  Hello?                    /

King:  No — fresh ones; I want to practice my backhand.   \
>
Ghost:  Hello?  Is anybody there?                          /

Harry:  Oh, I don’t think you need to, the way you slaughtered Lord Snedley!

Ghost:  Hello???

King:  Oh, I wish Uncle Dicky was here.

Ghost:  Don’t `Dicky’ me, Ducky…

King:  [stands, bangs gold wine pitcher on table thrice, then holds up his
goblet and speaks]  Tonight, honoured friends, we are gathered
to celebrate a great victory, and to mourn a great loss.  [Raises his
goblet]  A toast: to our triumph!  [“Our triumph!”]  [Ghost looks
quite bored.]  …and I raise a royal curse upon the man who slew
Richard, our noble king!

Ghost:  [stands, points to Edmund]  It was him!

Edmund:  Oh my god!

King:  Quiet at the end there!  [shouts again]  Whoever it was…

Ghost:  [seated again]  It was him — Edna!

King:  Wherever he be…

Ghost:  He’s down there at the end!

King:  He shall be struck down!

Ghost:  Well then get on with it, you stupid oaf — he’s there!

Edmund:  It wasn’t me!

King:  Who said that?

Ghost:  The idiot who killed me this afternoon!

Edmund:  I didn’t!

King:  Well then, who did?

Harry:  It >was< actually Edmund who interrupted, Sire.

Ghost:  Hang the little slug!

[Edmund screams and crawls under the table.]

King:  I WILL HAVE SILENCE!  [bangs pitcher on table once more.  Raises
goblet again]  Another toast: to dead King Richard.

Ghost:  [disgustedly]  Oh my god…

King:  Gentlemen…  [“King Richard.”]

Ghost:  [still disgusted]  Well, thank you, [?].  Thank you.  Thank you
very much for nothing.  Thank you so much.  That’s the last you’ll
be seeing of me…not that you’ve seen much of me, in any case.
[he has faded away]

[Edmund, still on his knees on the floor, but now out from under
the table, wipes his brow and sighs.]

King:  Now that we have silence, we shall continue with the ceremony of
desecration.  Produce the portrait of the pretender, Henry Tudor!

[A man carries the portait down the room.  People hiss and make
general noises of unpleasantness.]

Edmund:  [recognising the face as the man in his bed]  Oh my god!
[he crawls out of the room on his hands and knees]

[Follow Edmund down inner hallway.  From inside his room, Ghost
opens the door.]

Ghost:  Good evening.

Edmund:  Where’s Henry Tudor!  [he rushes to the bed]

Ghost:  [suddenly in the bed]  Baaaa!

Edmund:  Oh no!  Where is he?  Where is he?  [he checks the closet]

Ghost:  [suddenly inside the closet, wiggles his fingers, making spooky
`woo!’ noise]

Edmund:  [He looks out the window to see a horseman riding out of the
castle.  He runs to the door, and it is opened by Ghost.  He
bows to Ghost as he exits, and speaks scaredly respectively.]
Thank you…thank you so much.

[Edmund chases Henry on horseback out of the castle and into a meadow
outside.  We see Ghost snap his fingers, and the meadow suddenly is
foggy.  Edmund rides out of the fog, at a clearing in the woods, to
find three old witches bent over a cauldron.]

Witches tutti:  Oooh… Oooh… Oooh… Oooh…

Edmund:  [Having dismounted, he stands next to them, and clears his throat.]

Witches tutti:  [startled]  Oooh!

Goncril:  Hail!

Cordelia:  Hail!

Regan:  Hail!

Goncril:  Ruler of men…

Cordelia:  Ravisher of women…

Regan:  Slayer of kings!

Edmund:  Be gone, hideous crones!

Goncril:  Be not afraid…

Cordelia:  Be not overcome with fear…

Regan:  Be not paralysed with terror…

Edmund:  [bored]  Why have you lured me here, you loathsome drabs?

Regan:  We bear good news.

Edmund:  What news could such repulsive harbingers convey?

Cordelia:  To-day has brought misfortune…

Goncril:  But one day…

Witches tutti:  O, glorious day!

Cordelia:  One day…

Witches tutti:  O, happy day!

[pause]

Edmund:  Yes?

Witches tutti:  You shall be king!

Edmund:  [excited]  Really?

Witches tutti:  Yes!  Your Majesty!  [they bow]

Edmund:  Well, that >is< good news, isn’t it?  [mounting his horse]
God be with you, you snaggletoothed vultures!
History, here I come!

Buy the first series of Blackadder from Amazon here >> The Foretelling

Blackadder Series 4 – Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder series 4,  also known as Blackadder Goes Forth is one of the greatest British comedy series of all time. Read on to find out more!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Fourth Blackadder Series

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!

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!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth

The main characters of Blackadder and Baldrick return once more in Blackadder goes Forth.

In series 4, Blackadder is reduced even further in social status.

This time, he is a Captain in the army.

Baldrick, on the other hand, is once more ever so slightly elevated in social standing.

He is a Private in the army, which is still far beneath Blackadder however.


You can buy the fourth series of Blackadder from Amazon here >> Blackadder Goes Forth (Remastered) [DVD] [1989]

There are three other main characters in Blackadder Series 4. These are George, Captain Darling, and General Melchett.

As with the previous three series of the show, each episode features a guest star.

Once again, Rik Mayall steals the show as Lord Flashheart in episode 4.

May you rest in peace oh genius of comedy!!

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

Blackadder Series 4 Episode List

  1. Captain Cook
  2. Corporal Punishment
  3. Major Star
  4. Private Plane
  5. General Hospital
  6. Goodbyeee

Full Cast List For Blackadder Series 4

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Captain Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1989)
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Private S Baldrick / … (6 episodes, 1989)
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry
 General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett (6 episodes, 1989)
Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie
 Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh (6 episodes, 1989)
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Captain Kevin Darling / … (6 episodes, 1989)
Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister
 Driver Parkhurst (2 episodes, 1989)
Jeremy Hardy Jeremy Hardy
 Corporal Perkins (1 episode, 1989)
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
 Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart (1 episode, 1989)
Geoffrey Palmer Geoffrey Palmer
 Field Marshal Haig (1 episode, 1989)
Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
 Nurse Mary (1 episode, 1989)
Adrian Edmondson Adrian Edmondson
 Baron von Richthoven (1 episode, 1989)
Stephen Frost Stephen Frost
 Corporal Jones (1 episode, 1989)
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis
 Brigadier Smith (1 episode, 1989)
Hugo Blick Hugo Blick
 Lieutenant von Gerhardt (1 episode, 1989)
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes
 Private Fraser (1 episode, 1989)
Paul Mark Elliott Paul Mark Elliott
 Private Robinson (1 episode, 1989)
Jeremy Gittins Jeremy Gittins
 Private Tipplewick (1 episode, 1989)

 

 

Blackadder Series 3 – Blackadder the Third / Blackadder Season 3

Blackadder season 3 stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, and Hugh Laurie. Blackadder is reduced to the status of butler, whilst Hugh Laurie plays a foppish Prince.

Blackadder Season 3 Cast and Episodes

Blackadder Season 3

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!

The Baldrick Irony joke from season 3

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Series 3

American fans of TV show House are always surprised to find that Hugh Laurie played a major role in Blackadder season 3.

As the foppish, stupid Prince Regent, his character is miles away from Dr. House!

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder

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.

Blackadder Series 3 Quotes

As with the other two series of Blackadder, each episode features a guest star.

Whilst each star is excellent in their own way, it is Stephen Fry as the Duke of Wellington who really stands out.

Blackadder series 3 funny quotes
Blackadder the Third

Blackadder series 3 follows in the footsteps of series 2, by brilliantly blending great comedy with the contemporary issues of the time.

It is the source of many funny Blackadder quotes, in particular from the bumbling Prince Regent.

The way this character is played by Hugh Laurie is massively different from his other role as House, for which he is more famous in the United States.

Blackadder Series 3 Episode List

  1. Dish and Dishonesty
  2. Ink and Incapability
  3. Nob and Nobility
  4. Sense and Senility
  5. Amy and Amiability
  6. Duel and Duality

Mrs Miggins from Blackadder Series 3

Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 3

  • Rowan Atkinson – Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / … (6 episodes, 1987)
  • Tony Robinson – Baldrick, a dogsbody / … (6 episodes, 1987)
  • Hugh Laurie – The Prince Regent, their master (6 episodes, 1987)
  • Helen Atkinson Wood – Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (6 episodes, 1987)
  • Robbie Coltrane –  Dr. Samuel Johnson, in the funny Blackadder dictionary episode(1 episode, 1987)
  • Hugh Paddick –  Keanrick, thespian (1 episode, 1987)
  • Kenneth Connor –  Mossop, thespian (1 episode, 1987)
  • Stephen Fry –  The Duke of Wellington, a famous soldier (1 episode, 1987)
  • Vincent Hanna –  Mr. Vincent Hanna, his own great great great grandfather (1 episode, 1987)
  • Tim McInnerny –  Lord Topper, fop (1 episode, 1987)
  • Miranda Richardson –  Amy Hardwood, the elusive Shadow (1 episode, 1987)
  • Warren Clarke –  Mr. Hardwood, her father (1 episode, 1987)
  • Lee Cornes –  Shelley, romantic junkie poet (1 episode, 1987)
  • Gertan Klauber –  King George III, a mad Monarch (1 episode, 1987)
  • Denis Lill –  Sir Talbot Buxomly, a member of Parliament (1 episode, 1987)
  • Nigel Planer –  Lord Smedley, fop (1 episode, 1987)
  • Chris Barrie –  Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (1 episode, 1987)
  • Ben Elton –  Anarchist (1 episode, 1987)
  • Barbara Horne –  Sally Cheapside, a young lady of doubtful virtue (1 episode, 1987)
  • Simon Osborne –  Pitt the Younger, the Prime Minister (1 episode, 1987)
  • Steve Steen –  Byron, romantic junkie poet (1 episode, 1987)
  • Roger Avon –  The Duke of Cheapside, her father (1 episode, 1987)
  • Geoffrey McGivern –  Ivor Biggun, a candidate (1 episode, 1987)
  • Jim Sweeney –  Coleridge, romantic junkie poet (1 episode, 1987)
  • Dominic Martelli –  Pitt the even Younger, a tiny whig (1 episode, 1987)

Blackadder Series 2 – Blackadder II

Blackadder series 2 is set in the Elizabethan era. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder II is very different from series one (The Blackadder). In the second series, Blackadder finds himself at the heart of the royal court. Trying to please the Queen without getting executed, with a hapless Baldrick as more hindrance than help, Blackadder Series 2 aired in 1986.

Blackadder Series 2

The second series of Blackadder really defined the character and the show. Blackadder is depicted as a Machiavellian character, both suave and cunning, devious and manipulative. Baldrick on the other hand, becomes the laughable sidekick, and the butt of many of the show’s jokes.

The other main characters of Blackadder series 2, are the Queen, Nursie, Lord Melchett, and Percy. Their characters seem fully formed, even from the very first episode. Miranda Richardson in particular is magnificent as the Queen. If there is a weaker character from the bunch, then it is Nursie, who could have done with a few more lines.

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Queenie quotes from Blackadder series 2

Each episode of Blackadder series 2 also features another character who is in it just for that episode. Probably the most famous of these is Lord Flashheart. Played by Rik Mayall at his loud and flamboyant finest, he arguably stole the show in the first episode entitled ‘Bells’.


You can buy the second series of Blackadder from Amazon – Blackadder 2 – The Entire Second Series [1986] [DVD]

Blackadder Series 2 Episode List

  1. Bells
  2. Head
  3. Potato
  4. Money
  5. Beer
  6. Chains

Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 2

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson
 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
Stephen Fry Stephen Fry
 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne
 Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
Tony Aitken Tony Aitken
 Minstrel / … (6 episodes, 1986)
Hugh Laurie Hugh Laurie
 Prince Ludwig / … (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Baker Tom Baker
 Captain Rum (1 episode, 1986)
Holly De Jong Holly De Jong
 Lady Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
Gabrielle Glaister Gabrielle Glaister
 Kate (1 episode, 1986)
Ronald Lacey Ronald Lacey
 Bishop of Bath & Wells (1 episode, 1986)
Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
 Lady Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Max Harvey Max Harvey
 Torturer (1 episode, 1986)
Simon Jones Simon Jones
 Sir Walter Raleigh (1 episode, 1986)
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
 Flashheart (1 episode, 1986)
Cassie Stuart Cassie Stuart
 Molly (1 episode, 1986)
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis
 Gaoler Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Mark Arden Mark Arden
 1st Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Roger Blake Roger Blake
 Geoffrey Piddle (1 episode, 1986)
John Grillo John Grillo
 Dr. Leech (1 episode, 1986)
Lesley Nicol Lesley Nicol
 Mrs. Pants (1 episode, 1986)
Linda Polan Linda Polan
 Mrs. Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
Lee Cornes Lee Cornes
 2nd Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Patrick Duncan Patrick Duncan
 Earl Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
William Hootkins William Hootkins
 Monk (1 episode, 1986)
Edward Jewesbury Edward Jewesbury
 Kate’s Father (1 episode, 1986)
John Pierce Jones John Pierce Jones
 Arthur the Sailor (1 episode, 1986)
Barbara Miller Barbara Miller
 Wisewoman (1 episode, 1986)
Daniel Thorndike Daniel Thorndike
 Lord Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Philip Pope Philip Pope
 Leonardo Acropolis (1 episode, 1986)
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin
 Young Crone (1 episode, 1986)
Piers Ibbotson Piers Ibbotson
 Messenger (1 episode, 1986)
Barry Craine Barry Craine
 Mr. Pants (1 episode, 1986)

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Blackadder Series 1 – Known as The Blackadder

Blackadder Series 1

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.

Whilst Blackadder Series 1 does have some great moments, there is no denying that it is the weak link in the Blackadder chain. It feels a lot more dated, and at times, the character of Blackadder is quite cringe-worthy. Still, any Blackadder fan worth their salt will have watched this dozens of times, and know it word for word!

Buy Blackadder Series 1 from Amazon here – The Blackadder – The Historic First Series [1983] [DVD]

Blackadder Series 1 Episode List

(Known as The Blackadder)

0. Pilot Episode

1.The Foretelling

2.Born to be King

3.The Archbishop

4.The Queen of Spain’s Beard

5.Witchsmeller Pursuivant

6.The Black Seal

Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 1

Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson
 Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh / … (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Elspet Gray Elspet Gray
 The Queen / … (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tim McInnerny Tim McInnerny
 Percy / … (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Patrick Allen Patrick Allen
 Narrator / … (7 episodes, 1982-1983)
Brian Blessed Brian Blessed
 King Richard IV / … (6 episodes, 1983)
Tony Robinson Tony Robinson
 Baldrick / … (6 episodes, 1983)
Robert East Robert East
 Harry, Prince of Wales (6 episodes, 1983)
Bert Parnaby Bert Parnaby
 Cain, A Blind Beggar / … (3 episodes, 1983)
Roy Evans Roy Evans
 Abel, A Blind Beggar / … (3 episodes, 1983)
David Nunn David Nunn
 Messenger / … (3 episodes, 1983)
Perry Benson Perry Benson
 Daft Ned, A Peasant / … (3 episodes, 1983)
Alex Norton Alex Norton
 McAngus / … (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins
 Dopey Jack, A Peasant / … (2 episodes, 1983)
Barbara Miller Barbara Miller
 Jane Firkettle / … (2 episodes, 1983)
Howard Lew Lewis Howard Lew Lewis
 Mr. Applebottom / … (2 episodes, 1983)
Natasha King Natasha King
 Princess Leia of Hungary (2 episodes, 1983)
Stephen Frost Stephen Frost
 Soft, A Guard (2 episodes, 1983)
John Carlisle John Carlisle
 Murdered Lord (1 episode, 1983)
Peter Cook Peter Cook
 Richard III (1 episode, 1983)
Paul McDowell Paul McDowell
 Herbert, Archbishop of Canterbury (1 episode, 1983)
John Savident John Savident
 The King (1 episode, 1982)
Frank Finlay Frank Finlay
 The Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1 episode, 1983)
Arthur Hewlett Arthur Hewlett
 Godfrey, Archbishop of Canterbury / … (1 episode, 1983)
Peter Benson Peter Benson
 Henry VII (1 episode, 1983)
Robert Bathurst Robert Bathurst
 Prince Henry (1 episode, 1982)
Joyce Grant Joyce Grant
 Mother Superior (1 episode, 1983)
Carolyn Colquhoun Carolyn Colquhoun
 Sister Sara (1 episode, 1983)
Des Webb Des Webb
 Person of Unrestricted Growth (1 episode, 1983)
Philip Fox Philip Fox
 Baldrick (1 episode, 1982)
John Barrard John Barrard
 Retired Morris Dancer (1 episode, 1983)
Richard Murdoch Richard Murdoch
 Ross, A Lord (1 episode, 1983)
Valentine Dyall Valentine Dyall
 Angus, A Lord (1 episode, 1983)
Miriam Margolyes Miriam Margolyes
 Infanta Maria Escalosa of Spain (1 episode, 1983)
Rik Mayall Rik Mayall
 Mad Gerald – Himself (1 episode, 1983)
Simon Gipps-Kent Simon Gipps-Kent
 Rudkin (1 episode, 1982)
Jim Broadbent Jim Broadbent
 Don Speekingleesh, An Interpreter (1 episode, 1983)
Angus Deayton Angus Deayton
 Jumping Jew of Jerusalem (1 episode, 1983)
Philip Kendall Philip Kendall
 Painter (1 episode, 1983)
William Russell William Russell
 The Duke of Winchester (1 episode, 1983)
Peter Schofield Peter Schofield
 Fife, A Lord (1 episode, 1983)
Oengus MacNamara Oengus MacNamara
 Jesuit (1 episode, 1982)
Paul Brooke Paul Brooke
 Friar Bellows (1 episode, 1983)
Joolia Cappleman Joolia Cappleman
 Celia, Countess of Cheltenham (1 episode, 1983)
Jane Freeman Jane Freeman
 Mrs. Applebottom (1 episode, 1983)
Kathleen St. John Kathleen St. John
 Goneril (1 episode, 1983)
Mark Arden Mark Arden
 Anon, A Guard (1 episode, 1983)
Martin Clarke Martin Clarke
 Sir Dominick Prique of Stratford (1 episode, 1983)
John Rapley John Rapley
 Rev. Lloyd (1 episode, 1983)
Michael Walter Michael Walter
 Jack Large (1 episode, 1983)
Gretchen Franklin Gretchen Franklin
 Cordelia (1 episode, 1983)
Roger Sloman Roger Sloman
 Three Fingered Pete (1 episode, 1983)
Martin Soan Martin Soan
 2nd Wooferoonie (1 episode, 1983)
Malcolm Hardee Malcolm Hardee
 3rd Wooferoonie (1 episode, 1983)
Patrick Malahide Patrick Malahide
 Guy of Glastonbury (1 episode, 1983)
Stephen Tate Stephen Tate
 Lord Chiswick (1 episode, 1983)
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis
 Sir Justin de Boinod (1 episode, 1983)
David Delve David Delve
 Sir George de Boeuf (1 episode, 1983)
John Hallam John Hallam
 Sir Wilfred Death (1 episode, 1983)
Kenn Wells Kenn Wells
 1st Messenger (1 episode, 1983)
Richard Mitchley Richard Mitchley
 2nd Messenger (1 episode, 1983)
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands
 Lord Graveney (1 episode, 1983)
Ron Cook Ron Cook
 Sean, The Irish Bastard (1 episode, 1983)
Patrick Duncan Patrick Duncan
 Officer, An Officer (1 episode, 1983)
Willoughby Goddard Willoughby Goddard
 Archbishop (1 episode, 1983)
Harriet Keevil Harriet Keevil
 Lady on Ramparts (1 episode, 1983)
Sarah Thomas Sarah Thomas
 Mrs. Field, A Goodwife (1 episode, 1983)
Louise Gold Louise Gold
 Mrs. Tyler, A Goodwife (1 episode, 1983)
Jay Bura Jay Bura
 Prince in the Tower (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Tan Bura Tan Bura
 Prince in the Tower (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Nicola Critcher Nicola Critcher
 Princess (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Charlie Dean Charlie Dean
 Countess Caroline of Luxembourg (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Terry Duran Terry Duran
 Guard (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
David Fieldsend David Fieldsend
 King’s Knight (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Salo Gardner Salo Gardner
 Devil (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Stephen Gressieux Stephen Gressieux
 Lord (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Joan Harsant Joan Harsant
 Nun (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)
Gideon Kolb Gideon Kolb
 Jumping Jew (uncredited) (1 episode, 1983)

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