Blackadder’s best episodes

How’s this for a New Year’s Day treat? During the past few months Dave viewers have been voting for their favourite ever Blackadder episodes, and we’re finally able to show you the results. So, from 7pm watch out for six of the best…

Best Blackadder's

Six of the best from 7pm

  1. Potato (Blackadder II)
    Potato (Blackadder II)

    Jealous of Sir Walter Raleigh's relationship with the Queen, Blackadder goes on a voyage of his own. Things start badly when it becomes clear that Redbeard Rum (a hilarious Tom Baker), their captain, is so barking mad that he can't even find France. After two years, and much consumption of Baldrick's urine, they return home in triumph only to discover that the Queen has completely gone off sailors.

  2. Beer (Blackadder II)
    Beer (Blackadder II)

    During an argument about who is best at holding their liquor, Blackadder challenges Melchett to a rowdy drinking competition at his house. Unfortunately, on the very same night, his aunt and uncle Lord and Lady Whiteadder have invited themselves over for dinner to discuss his much-needed inheritance. This may not have been so bad had they not been the two most fanatical puritans in England.

  3. Bells (Blackadder II)
    Bells (Blackadder II)

    Blackadder finds his new manservant, Bob, curiously pleasant company. So much so, that he almost kisses him. Afraid for his position at court, Blackadder searches for a "cure", until Bob conveniently reveals that he is in fact a girl called Kate. Their wedding is spectacularly ruined by the appearance of Lord Flashheart: not only the best man but also the best sword, the best shot, the best sailor and the best kisser in the kingdom

  4. Nob & Nobility (Blackadder The Third)
    Nob & Nobility (Blackadder The Third)

    It seems that everyone in Britain is mad with admiration for the Scarlet Pimpernel, who has been bravely rescuing French aristocrats from the clutches of evil revolutionaries. The scornful Blackadder accepts a bet from the foppish lords Smedley and Topper that he can rescue an aristo himself. Of course, actually going to France would be insanely dangerous, so Blackadder simply picks up a French toff at Mrs Miggins' coffee shop.

  5. Ink & Incapability (Blackadder The Third)
    Ink & Incapability (Blackadder The Third)

    Prince George decides he needs to shake off his reputation as England's greatest thicky, so he agrees to patronise Dr Johnson's new dictionary. Unfortunately, Baldrick doesn't recognise the infinite value of the manuscript, which took the finest mind in England 10 years to complete, and he throws it on the fire.

  6. Goodbyeee (Blackadder Goes Forth)
    Goodbyeee (Blackadder Goes Forth)

    General Melchett has finally given the command for the company to go "over the top", that is to say, charge into No Man's Land and to their certain deaths. Blackadder pretends to be mad by sticking a pair of underpants on his head and sticking two pencils up his nose so that he can be invalided back to Blighty. Unfortunately the penalty for pretending to be mad is death by firing squad, so that plan ends in failure.

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