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The Black Adder

AuthorRichard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson

NarratorRowan Atkinson

Duration3h 6m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, British Radio Sitcoms and Sketch Shows

Key StageA Level

PublisherBBC

VersionUnabridged

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The original six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed, Peter Cook, Miriam Margolyes and Rik Mayall. The historic first series which introduced us to Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh, Rowan Atkinson's first incarnation as the Black Adder. Edmund is the snivelling, bitter and twisted son of the medieval king who, with the help of his trusty (and equally stinky) aide, Baldrick (Tony Robinson), begins his slithering journey through the ages. Also starring Brian Blessed as King Richard IV, Peter Cook as Richard III, Miriam Margoyles as Princess Maria and Rik Mayall as Mad Gerald.

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