Black Adder Series 1 Part 2 Review

Black Adder Series 1 Part 2
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This is the original first series of the Black Adder which first aired in 1983. In the first series, Rowan Atkinson as the Black Adder shows many of his Mr. Bean expressions and personalities. Other shows that you may remember Rowan Atkins from are the following: Not the Nine O' Clock News (1980), The Secret Policeman's Ball (1981), Never Say Never Again (1983), The Tall Guy (1989), The Witches (1990), Bernard and the Genie (1991), Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), The Lion King (1994), Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Thin Blue Line - First Season (1995), The Thin Blue Line - Second Season (1996).
In my opinion this is one of the best comedy shows of all time. This absolutely the best british comedy that I have seen.
Rowan Atkinson leads the cast as Edmund Blackadder, Tony Robinson follows him everywhere as his trusty servant Baldrick. This would not be a classic Black Adder without his good friend Percy who is played by Tim McInnerny. Richard IV, Edmund's father, is well played by Brian Blessed, and The Queen, Edmund's mother is played by Elspet Gray. Edmunds brother, Harry, Prince of Wales, is played by Robert East. Rowan Atkinson is also the writer of this series, that may be why it is in my opinion the best of the Black Adder shows.
This video, the second half of the first series contains the following three 3 episodes, all of which are set in the darkest of the dark ages in the late 1400's.
The Queen of Spain's Beard. (Original air date: July 6, 1983)
This episode is set in 1492, where the King arranges a marriage between Edmund and the Infanta of Spain. Edmund and Baldrick come up with some interesting methods of trying to get out of this arranged marriage.
Infanta Maria Escalosa of Spain is played by Mariam Margoyles, and her interpreter Don Speckingleesh is played by Jim Broadbent.
The Witchsmeller Pursuivant. (Original air date: July 13, 1983)
This episode is set in autumn 1495. England and the King are stricken by plague. The fears of wichcraft are abundant.
The Witchsmeller Pursuivant is played by Frank Finlay.
The Black Seal. (Original Air Date: July 20, 1983)
This episode is set in England 1498, St Junipers Day on which the King would lavish new honors upon his kinfolk.
The opening line spoken by King Richard : "St Juniper once said, "By his loins shall ye know him and by the length of his rod shall he be measured." The length of my rod is a mystery to all but the Queen, and a thousand Turkish hoards, but the fruits of my loins are here for all to see. I have two sons, Henry and .... another one."
The son referred to as "another one" is Edmund Blackadder. The king continually refuses to remember his name.

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