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The Black Adder: 1: The Foretelling


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by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson with additional dialogue by William Shakespeare
The first of six horrible situation tragedies to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of Richard III. From out of the swirling mists of the Dark Ages comes a lone horseman, cursed from youth by a deformed haircut and sporting a particularly evil pair of tights.
Rowan Atkinson is The Black Adder
Also starring Brian Blessed as the King in this, the 15th-century equivalent of the Hitler Diaries.
Featuring Peter Cook as Richard III
"Thoroughly enjoyable" (The Sheriff of Nottingham)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Rowan Atkinson
Designer: Chris Hull
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: John Lloyd
The Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson
The King: Brian Blessed
Richard III: Peter Cook
Queen: Elspet Gray
Prince Harry: Robert East
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Percy: Tim McInnerny
Henry VII: Peter Benson

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The Black Adder: 1: The Foretelling

BBC One London, 15 June 1983 21.25

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