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Black Adder

Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Stephen Fry star in this classic comedy that re-writes the annals of history. Now a favorite at the Court of Elizabeth I, Edmund Blackadder keeps his head from being chopped off by the capricious Queen with rapier-sharp wit, cunning and bravado. Meanwhile, his rival Lord Melchett loses no opportunity to try to disgrace him. Once again Blackadder is accompanied by a small rabble of riff-raff, including bottom-breath Baldrick and pea-brained Percy, together they manage to lower the whole tone of England's Golden Age.

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Comedy
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1. Bells

Blackadder finds his new manservant, Bob, curiously pleasant company. So much so, that he almost kisses him. Afraid for his position at court, Blackadder searches for a 'cure', until Bob conveniently reveals that she is in fact a girl called Kate. As their romance blossoms they set a date to be married, but then the swashbuckling Lord Flashheart appears. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 18, 1986
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2. Head

The Queen appoints Blackadder as the new Lord High Executioner - a job in which no-one survives more than a week. Blackadder starts badly by executing a chap called Farrow two days early, so as to give him and the rest of the team half the week off. The problem is that the widow (sorry, wife) wants to see her husband one last time, and then the Queen annoyingly decides to pardon Farrow altogether. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: January 25, 1985
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3. Potato

Sir Walter Raleigh is home from his epic voyage to the new world, with tales of adventure and discovery that greatly impress the Queen. Goaded on by Sir Walter, and with the Queen promising to marry him if he succeeds, Blackadder vows to sail around the Cape of Good Hope, a journey so dangerous that it spells almost certain death. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: February 1, 1986
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4. Money

Blackadder owes money to the Bank of the Black Monks of St. Herod. If he doesn't repay it by evensong, the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells will brutally murder him with the aid of a poker. The boys try various money-making schemes, but sadly all their efforts are in vain. Then at the eleventh hour, Blackadder hatches a plan so cunning you could brush your teeth with it. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: February 7, 1986
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5. Beer

During an argument about who is best at holding their liquor, Blackadder challenges Melchett to a rowdy drinking competition at his house. Unfortunately, his aunt and uncle Lord and Lady Whiteadder have invited themselves over for dinner to discuss his inheritance. Blackadder gets hideously sozzled and manages to insult everyone, only the magic power of beer can save him. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: February 14, 1986
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6. Chains

When Blackadder and Melchett are kidnapped by the evil Prince Ludwig, the Queen is given an impossible choice. She can only pay the ransom on one of them, but which one? She decides to spend the money on a big party instead. The boys eventually manage to buy their freedom by giving Ludwig some vital information that will enable him to assassinate the Queen. Digitally remastered version.

TV-PGSubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: February 21, 1986
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