Blackadder

The BEST episodes of Blackadder

Every episode of Blackadder ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Blackadder!

Cunning plans and cutting comedy as the Blackadder dynasty plot their way through British history.

Last Updated: 9/16/2022Network:BBC One
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Plan F: Goodbyeee
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8.47
795 votes

#1 - Plan F: Goodbyeee

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/1989

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.

Directors: Richard Boden
Plan E: General Hospital
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8.09
853 votes

#2 - Plan E: General Hospital

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/1989

Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.

Directors: Richard Boden
Duel and Duality
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8.09
765 votes

#3 - Duel and Duality

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1987

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Bells
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7.98
1260 votes

#4 - Bells

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/9/1986

Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Plan B: Corporal Punishment
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7.95
887 votes

#5 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/5/1989

Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.

Directors: Richard Boden
Ink and Incapability
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7.95
1024 votes

#6 - Ink and Incapability

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1987

Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Beer
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7.91
814 votes

#7 - Beer

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/1986

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Nob and Nobility
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7.85
795 votes

#8 - Nob and Nobility

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/1987

After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Plan D: Private Plane
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7.80
859 votes

#9 - Plan D: Private Plane

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/1989

Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.

Directors: Richard Boden
Chains
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7.80
733 votes

#10 - Chains

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/20/1986

Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by a German spy right after the Queen decides she will pay no more ransom to kidnappers.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Plan C: Major Star
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7.75
866 votes

#11 - Plan C: Major Star

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/1989

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.

Directors: Richard Boden
Money
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7.75
872 votes

#12 - Money

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/5/1986

The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Sense and Senility
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7.74
862 votes

#13 - Sense and Senility

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/1987

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Head
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7.71
1053 votes

#14 - Head

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/16/1986

After the Queen appoints Blackadder Lord High Executioner, he finds himself in trouble when the Queen pardons someone he executed ahead of schedule.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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The Archbishop
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7.70
897 votes

#15 - The Archbishop

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/29/1983

Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
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The Foretelling
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7.64
1365 votes

#16 - The Foretelling

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/15/1983

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.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
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Dish and Dishonesty
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7.60
983 votes

#17 - Dish and Dishonesty

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/1987

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Amy and Amiability
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7.60
793 votes

#18 - Amy and Amiability

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/1987

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Potato
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7.57
818 votes

#19 - Potato

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/23/1986

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.

Directors: Mandie Fletcher
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Plan A: Captain Cook
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7.54
988 votes

#20 - Plan A: Captain Cook

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/28/1989

Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.

Directors: Richard Boden
Born to Be King
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7.51
946 votes

#21 - Born to Be King

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/22/1983

With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him Prince Regent.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
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The Queen of Spain's Beard
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7.31
823 votes

#22 - The Queen of Spain's Beard

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/6/1983

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.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
Watch Now:Amazon
Witchsmeller Pursuivant
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7.31
882 votes

#23 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/13/1983

Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
Watch Now:Amazon
The Black Seal
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7.30
661 votes

#24 - The Black Seal

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/20/1983

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.

Directors: Martin Shardlow
Watch Now:Amazon

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