The BEST Episodes of Blackadder
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Network: BBC One
Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.
#1 - Plan F: Goodbyeee
Season 4 - Episode 6
Blackadder tries everything he can think of to get sent back to England when orders come in to go over the top in the first charge against the Germans since 1914.
#2 - Duel and Duality
Season 3 - Episode 6
The Duke of Wellington has challenged the Prince to a duel for seducing his daughters and the Prince offers Blackadder anything he wants to take his place.
#3 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment
Season 4 - Episode 2
Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.
#4 - Beer
Season 2 - Episode 5
Blackadder's rich and Puritanical aunt and uncle pay him a visit to discuss his inheritance the same night he has a beer drinking contest.
#5 - Plan C: Major Star
Season 4 - Episode 3
Blackadder grabs yet another opportunity to return to England by organizing a morale-raising music hall show, including Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and George's appearance as a lady songstress who captures the General's heart.
#6 - Plan E: General Hospital
Season 4 - Episode 5
Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.
#7 - Chains
Season 2 - Episode 6
Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by a German spy right after the Queen decides she will pay no more ransom to kidnappers.
#8 - Plan A: Captain Cook
Season 4 - Episode 1
Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.
#9 - Money
Season 2 - Episode 4
The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.
#10 - Bells
Season 2 - Episode 1
Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.
#11 - Potato
Season 2 - Episode 3
After Sir Walter Raleigh takes the Queen's fancy by bringing her a potato, Blackadder decides to become an explorer with the aid of a legless sea captain.
#12 - Ink and Incapability
Season 3 - Episode 2
Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.
#13 - Amy and Amiability
Season 3 - Episode 5
After Parliament cuts off the Prince's money he decides to marry a rich lady who obtains her money by moonlighting as a notorious highwayman.
#14 - Dish and Dishonesty
Season 3 - Episode 1
Blackadder becomes involved in politics by getting Baldrick elected MP, in an effort to stop the new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, from striking the Prince off the Civil List.
#15 - Sense and Senility
Season 3 - Episode 4
The Prince Regent hires a pair of actors to teach him to give better speeches and earn the people's respect after an anarchist tries to blow him up at the theatre.
#16 - Plan D: Private Plane
Season 4 - Episode 4
Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.
#17 - Nob and Nobility
Season 3 - Episode 3
After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.
#18 - Head
Season 2 - Episode 2
After the Queen appoints Blackadder Lord High Executioner, he finds himself in trouble when the Queen pardons someone he executed ahead of schedule.
#19 - The Archbishop
Season 1 - Episode 3
Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.
#20 - The Queen of Spain's Beard
Season 1 - Episode 4
The King decides that Edmund should marry a Spanish Princess, who Edmund finds unattractive, in order to secure a treaty between Spain and England which will allow an invasion of France.
#21 - The Foretelling
Season 1 - Episode 1
After arriving late for the Battle of Bosworth Field, Edmund kills King Richard III (whom he thinks is stealing his horse) and secures the crown for his father.
#22 - Born to Be King
Season 1 - Episode 2
With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him Prince Regent.
#23 - The Black Seal
Season 1 - Episode 6
After the King takes away Edmund's title of Duke, he recruits the 6 most evil men in the land to take the crown by force.
#24 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant
Season 1 - Episode 5
Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.