The BEST Episodes of Blackadder
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2020
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 - Aired Nov 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.
#2 - Duel and Duality
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.
#3 - Plan E: General Hospital
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 1989
Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.
#4 - Bells
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 9, 1986
Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.
#5 - Ink and Incapability
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1987
Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.
#6 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 1989
Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.
#7 - Beer
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Nob and Nobility
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1987
After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.
#9 - Plan D: Private Plane
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 1989
Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.
#10 - Chains
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#11 - Money
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 1986
The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.
#12 - Sense and Senility
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.
#13 - Plan C: Major Star
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.
#14 - The Archbishop
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 29, 1983
Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.
#15 - Head
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#16 - The Foretelling
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#17 - Dish and Dishonesty
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#18 - Amy and Amiability
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.
#19 - Potato
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - Born to Be King
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#21 - Plan A: Captain Cook
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 1989
Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.
#22 - The Queen of Spain's Beard
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 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.
#23 - The Black Seal
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 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.
#24 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 13, 1983
Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.