Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for this one-off documentary special to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission in 1983. Featuring ... See full summary »
In 1648, Sir Edmund Blackadder, descendant of Prince Edmund Plantagent and currently the sole member of the noble dynasty, is one of two people who stayed loyal to King Charles I after Oliver Cromwell's threat, the other being Baldrick, descendant of a pig farmer and a bearded lady. To protect his liege, Sir Edmund has hid the king (the series has already proven to us that the royals are insane) in Blackadder Hall, but Baldrick unwittingly betrays the ruler when Cromwell arrives at the Hall. Blackadder decides he must save the king when he is sentenced to execution, and becomes frustrated when Baldrick cluelessly accepts a job as executioner- until he realizes he may be able to use it to save Charles...Written by
Stephen Fry, who plays King Charles I, plays the character as an impression of the Prince of Wales at the time, Prince Charles, who when crowned king, would be King Charles III (although it is believed to be unlikely he will continue to use the name Charles). See more »
I usually only rate an entire series, so reviewing a short fifteen minutes piece is difficult. It's basically an ordinary Blackadder episode with the same, great, British humour. And the setting is unique as we don't see it again after this, unlike the other settings which encompass whole series. Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) and Baldrick (Tony Robinson) are in the time of King Charles I (Stephen Fry) and Oliver Cromwell (Warren Clarke) where they try to protect the King from the threat of Oliver Cromwell.
Unique, but I wouldn't say it stands out from the others. Just another episode of Blackadder, but shorter due to the Comic Relief telethon here in the United Kingdom. No reason not to watch this if you're a fan of Blackadder.
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