The Black Adder

The Black Adder Series
Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1982
IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
Sessons: 1
Full Episodes: 7
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Set in England at the end of the War of the Roses, we soon find out that the history we know is a Tudor fiction. In fact, Henry VII did not actually win the battle of Bosworth Field; he lost and though Richard III died in the battle, his nephew King Richard IV (who certainly was not smothered while still a boy in the Tower of London) reigned on for some years. The story focuses on Richard IV's younger son Prince Edmund, a sniveling coward who calls himself the 'Black Adder'. Assisted by his grungy servant Baldrick and the moronic Lord Percy, Edmund plots his rise to greatness.
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Last Episode, 20 July 1983: Season 1, Episode 6: The Black Seal
When Edmund loses his title of Duke of Edinburgh, he snaps, fires Baldrick and Percy and hires some of the most cruel men in England; Sir Wilfred Death, Three-Fingered Pete, Guy de Glastonbury, Sean the Irish Bastard, Friar Bellows and Jack Large to help him take over the kingdom.
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Date Aired The Black Adder Episodes
Season 1
1982 Season 1, Episode 0: Original Pilot
15 June 1983 Season 1, Episode 1: The Foretelling
22 June 1983 Season 1, Episode 2: Born to Be King
29 June 1983 Season 1, Episode 3: The Archbishop
6 July 1983 Season 1, Episode 4: The Queen of Spain's Beard
13 July 1983 Season 1, Episode 5: The Witchsmeller Pursuivant
20 July 1983 Season 1, Episode 6: The Black Seal