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The Black Adder (TV Series)

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Original title
The Black Adder (TV Series)aka
  • Blackadder
Running time
35 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson (Characters: William Shakespeare)
Howard Goodall
William Dudman
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Broadcasting by BBC
TV Series. Comedy | Sitcom. Parody. Satire. Middle Ages. 15th Century. 16th Century. 17th Century. 19th Century. I World War
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Synopsis / Plot
Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness.
1989: 2 BAFTA Awards: Comedy, Light Entertainment Performance (Atkinson).
1987: BAFTA: Best Comedy Series. 4 nominations
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