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The Black Adder


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A series of situation 'tragedies' by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.
Starring Rowan Atkinson Brian Blessed
Another thoroughly unwholesome adventure of the scummiest toe-rag in the great laundry basket of English history.
In a final gesture of defiance, Edmund rides forth to seek out the seven most evil men in the land and return with them to seize the throne. Only one man can stop him now: the man they call the 'Moorhen' (or something).
Director Martin Shardlow Producer John Lloyd (R)
VIDEOS: 'The Black Adder - The Foretelling' and 'The Black Adder - The Queen of Spain's Beard' available at £9.99 each.


Writer: Richard Curtis
Writer: Rowan Atkinson
Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: John Lloyd
The Black Adder: Rowan Atkinson
Richard IV: Brian Blessed
Queen: Elspet Gray
Prince of Wales: Robert East
Baldrick: Tony Robinson
Percy: Tim McInnemy
Moorhen: Patrick Allen
Friar Bellows: Paul Brooke
Sean the Irish Bastard: Ron Cook
Sir Wilfred Death: John Hallam
Guy of Glastonbury: Patrick Malahide
Mad Gerald: Mad Gerald
Three-Fingered Pete: Roger Sloman
Jack Large: Big Mick
Old man: John Barrard
Giant: Des Webb
Lord: John Carlisle

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