|Created by||Richard Curtis|
|Written by||Richard Curtis|
Rowan Atkinson (series 1)
Ben Elton (series 2–4)
|Directed by||Geoff Posner (pilot)|
Martin Shardlow (series 1)
Mandie Fletcher (series 2 and 3)
Richard Boden (series 4)
|Theme music composer||Howard Goodall|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||4|
|No. of episodes||24 (plus 3 specials) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||30 minutes approx|
|Picture format||PAL (576i)|
|Audio format||Monaural sound|
|Original release||15 June 1983 –|
2 November 1989
Blackadder is a British sitcom that first broadcast on BBC1 between 1983 and 1989. There were four parts to the sitcom. All of them were set in different parts of history. All of the series starred Rowan Atkinson, as Edmund Blackadder; and Tony Robinson, as Baldrick. The four series were The Blackadder, set at the end of the British Middle Ages; Blackadder II, set in England during Queen Elizabeth I's rule; Blackadder the Third, set during the British Regency; and Blackadder Goes Forth, set during World War I.
Blackadder Goes Forth was at number 16 in the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes, which was a list made by the British Film Institute. Blackadder was at number 2 in the TV poll Britain's Best Sitcom in 2004. Empire magazine said it was the 9th-best television show of all time.
References[change | change source]
- "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time – Number 20: Blackadder". Empire. Retrieved 5 April 2009.