Black Adder the Third (1987)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy


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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.


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  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Tim McInnerny and Nigel Planer in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson in Black Adder the Third (1987)

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Trivia

Though this series is notable for its historical inaccuracies, Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Prince George (later George IV) is fairly close to the mark. Prince George was made regent in the absence of his father (George III) and was immediately hated by his ... ...


Quotes

Prince George: What can I do to a woman that I can't do to you?
Blackadder: I cannot conceive, sir.


Goofs

Although purportedly set during the British Regency (1811-1820), there are appearances by, and contemporary references to, historical figures who were dead before that time, such as Samuel Johnson and Admiral Nelson. Characters use expressions not developed until later, such as "prince and the pauper" or "roller coaster."


Crazy Credits

The closing credits are presented in the style of a theatre programme from a Regency-era play. The last scene of the episode forms a poster image, and below it run the following credits: For the BENEFIT of SEVERAL VIEWERS MR CURTIS & MR ELTON'S Much admir'd Comedy BLACKADDER The THIRD or (EPISODE NAME) was performed with appropriate Scenery Dresses etc. by EDMUND BLACKADDER, butler to the Prince, Mr. ROWAN ATKINSON Baldrick, a dogsbody, Mr. TONY ROBINSON The Prince Regent, their master, Mr. HUGH LAURIE Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper, Miss. HELEN ATKINSON-WOOD (Cast for that particular episode) MUSIC, (never performed before), Mr. HOWARD GOODALL (List of the Crew) the director, Mifs. MANDIE FLETCHER the producer, Mr. LLOYD To conclude with Rule Britannia in full chorus NO MONEY RETURN'D (C) BBC MCMLXXXVII

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