Blackadder is the name that encompassed four series of a BBC 1 period British sitcom, along with several one-off instalments. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, for example Melchett and Lord Flashheart. The first series titled The Black Adder was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, while subsequent episodes were written by Curtis and Ben Elton. The shows were produced by John Lloyd. In 2000 the fourth series, Blackadder Goes Forth, ranked at 16 in the "100 Greatest British Television Programmes", a list created by the British Film Institute. Also in the 2004 TV poll to find "Britain's Best Sitcom", Blackadder was voted the second-best British sitcom of all time, topped by Only Fools and Horses. It was also ranked as the 20th-best TV show of all time by Empire magazine.

First Air DateJune 15th, 1983
Last Air DateNovember 2nd, 1989
GenresComedy, War & Politics
NetworkBBC One
Production CompanyBBC
ProducerJohn Lloyd
Number of Seasons4 Seasons
Number of Episodes24 Episodes
Plot Keywordswar, army, england, world war i, servant, prince, dark comedy, satire, queen elizabeth i, history, middle ages, sitcom, period sitcom
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
Captain Edmund Blackadder
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Tony Robinson
Tony Robinson
Private S. Baldrick
Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Tim McInnerny
Tim McInnerny
Captain Kevin Darling
Черното влечуго
The Blackadder
The Black-Adder
Czarna żmija
Svarta Ormen