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Blackadder: The Cavalier Years (1988)

Sir Edmund Blackadder must protect, and later rescue, King Charles I from the Roundheads.

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Mandie Fletcher (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... Sir Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson ... Baldrick
Stephen Fry ... King Charles I
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Warren Clarke ... Oliver Cromwell
Harry Enfield ... Narrator (voice)
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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 Bloggers!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1988 (UK) See more »

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Blackadder: The Cavalier Years See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The baby is an obvious doll. See more »

Quotes

[a man concealed in a brown robe reveals himself]
King Charles I: Blackadder, you're disguised as a priest! How dangerously stupid and perverted. It's just like school!
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Connections

Featured in Comic Relief (1988) See more »

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Just Another, Shorter Episode
17 March 2014 | by Alex_HodgkinsonSee all my reviews

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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