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Black-Adder II 

In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
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Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Edmund Blackadder 6 episodes, 1986
Tim McInnerny ...  Lord Percy 6 episodes, 1986
Tony Robinson ...  Baldrick 6 episodes, 1986
Miranda Richardson ...  Queen Elizabeth I 6 episodes, 1986
Stephen Fry ...  Lord Melchett 6 episodes, 1986
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ...  Nursie 6 episodes, 1986
Tony Aitken ...  Minstrel / ... 6 episodes, 1986
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Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a leading courtier: Lord Edmund Blackaddder, great-grandson of the original. Now, however, he is dryly cynical and intelligent, but still trying to become king; this time by marrying the queen. However, her right-hand-man, Lord Melchett, will always serve as fair competition for her hand. Blackadder is again assisted by the clueless but fashionable Lord Percy Percy and dung-eating, "cunning" peasant Baldrick. Written by Bloggers!

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The original may be dead... but now his bastard great-great grandson swaggers around Renaissance London with a big head and a small beard.

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7 January 1990 (Netherlands) See more »

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| (6 episodes)

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According to Tim McInnerny, the character of Lord Percy Percy is inspired by Sir Andrew Aguecheek, from William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' play. See more »

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Lord Melchett: [Crowd scene] Rhubarb! Rhubarb!
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In the opening credits, a snake (a Mexican black kingsnake) slithers across a marble table (in a homage/parody to I, Claudius (1976), a historical/political drama series which starred Patsy Byrne). However, the snake doesn't go the way it should, and at the end is removed and replaced with an object (the object varies depending on the episode). See more »

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The best, by far!
28 June 2003 | by grendelkhanSee all my reviews

Blackadder II is the finest series of them all. we have the perfect cast and the crispest writing. Everything is spot on here.

Miranda Richardson joins the cast, as a particularly loopy Queen Elizabeth. Stehen Fry joins in as the toadying Lord Melchett and the delightful Patsy Byrne is the daft Nursie. Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny are back as the descendants of their previous characters. Percy is still a cretin, but now so is Baldrick! Luckily, Lord Edmund is a step above his ancestor, even if his station in life has fallen.

The guests this time include Hugh Laurie as mad Prince Ludwig, Rik Mayall in his first turn as the great Lord Flasheart, and Tom Baker as a rather insane sea captain.

If you never get to see any of the other series, watch this one.


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