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The Last Podcast – Episode 28

5/30/2018
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After four series and three specials we’ve come to the end of our Blackadder odyssey. In this podcast Gerry and Iain look back at the best the show had to offer and consider how well it stands up 30 years on. Blackadder is presently available on Netflix (which rotates Seasons 1 & 2 with 3 & […] The post The Last Podcast – Episode 28 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:23:05

Back and Forth – Episode 27

5/16/2018
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Back and Forth was a special episode of Blackadder created as part of an exhibition to mark the turn of the century at the Millennium Dome and saw the Lord Blackadder of the time travel through history to impress his friends. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider skipping ahead to the next episode. Series regulars Rowan […] The post Back and Forth – Episode 27 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:43:08

The Black Seal – Episode 26

5/2/2018
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The Black Seal was the final episode of The Black Adder and saw Prince Edmund take the destiny of the crown into his own hands. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider team-building strategies and robust recruitment policies. There were a number of prominent guest performances in this episode. Edmund’s troupe of rogues included John Hallam as […] The post The Black Seal – Episode 26 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:38:13

Witchsmeller Pursuivant – Episode 25

4/18/2018
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Witchsmeller Pursuivant was the penultimate episode of The Black Adder and featured one of the first televised criminal trials to include evidence from an equine witness. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the greatest challenges to face this nation since the Swiss Invasion. This episode was ultimately a showcase for the comic talents of Academy Award […] The post Witchsmeller Pursuivant – Episode 25 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:30:50

The Queen of Spain’s Beard – Episode 24

4/4/2018
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The Queen of Spain’s Beard was the fourth episode of The Black Adder and featured a masterclass in the noble art of translation. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider shotgun weddings and the nutritional value of a glass of water at midnight. This episode featured a couple of high-profile guests in the shape of Miriam Margolyes […] The post The Queen of Spain’s Beard – Episode 24 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:31:13

The Archbishop – Episode 23

3/21/2018
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The Archbishop was the third episode of The Black Adder and featured a cunning attempt by King Richard to cut short the dispute between church and state over bequests from the wealthy. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider secret escapes and the ethics of selling authentic relics online. This episode featured a larger cast than the […]

Duration:00:34:51

Born to be King – Episode 22

3/7/2018
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Born to be King was the second episode of The Black Adder and saw Edmund seek to take advantage of the King’s presumed death in battle to usurp the throne. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the importance of getting your dates right. This episode featured primarily the regular cast introduced in The Foretelling, but with the […]

Duration:00:33:37

The Foretelling – Episode 21

2/21/2018
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The Foretelling was the first episode of The Black Adder and introduces viewers to Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh and a couple of familiar cohorts. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the value of first impressions and whether historical context is important to a comedy show. This episode established the core cast of characters for the season […]

Duration:00:39:28

Goodbyeee – Episode 20

2/7/2018
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Goodbyeee was the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features one last desperate attempt by Edmund to avoid going over the top. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the values of comradeship, sacrifice and recognition of the realities of war. This episode featured a brief cameo from Geoffrey Palmer as Field Marshal Haig, but otherwise […]

Duration:00:38:07

General Hospital – Episode 19

1/24/2018
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General Hospital was the fifth episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a budding relationship between Blackadder and a nurse at the local hospital. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider ways to spot a spy and – perhaps more importantly – ways not to. This episode featured a crowd-pleasing return for a Blackadder legend as Miranda Richardson […]

Duration:00:26:27

Private Plane – Episode 18

1/10/2018
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Private Plane was the fourth episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a cunning effort to escape the front lines by signing up en masse for the Air Corps. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider good uses of a final twenty minutes, give or take a few seconds. Besides a brief return for Gabrielle Glaister as […]

Duration:00:34:35

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Episode 17

12/27/2017
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Blackadder’s Christmas Carol was a special festive episode of the show and features three benevolent spirits and a monarch with the common touch. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider whether Jo Rowling took significant influence from this episode when she created a popular member of her Harry Potter ensemble. Alongside the series regulars this special featured […]

Duration:00:43:25

Major Star – Episode 16

12/13/2017
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Major Star was the third episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a cabaret extravaganza and a surprising proposal of marriage. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the ethics of using live moustache substitutes. Alongside the series regulars this episode featured a welcome guest appearance from Gabrielle Glaister, who of course portrayed Kate/Bob in the Blackadder II episode […]

Duration:00:32:01

Corporal Punishment – Episode 15

11/29/2017
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Corporal Punishment was the second episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features an impulsive decision that Blackadder soon comes to regret. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider justice, beloved pets and amateur lawyering. Alongside the series regulars this episode featured guest appearances from Jeremy Hardy as Blackadder’s jailer Corporal Perkins and Stephen Frost, Lee Cornes, […]

Duration:00:26:55

Captain Cook – Episode 14

11/15/2017
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Captain Cook was the first episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features an artistic plan designed to allow Blackadder to leave the trenches of World War I’s Western Front. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider opportunism, art and fine dining. A new series meant a traditional cast reshuffle as Tim McInerney and Stephen Fry resumed regular […]

Duration:00:36:31

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years – Episode 13

11/1/2017
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The Cavalier Years was a Comic Relief special aired in 1988 after the conclusion of Blackadder the Third. The special features a tense moment in history for the Cavaliers as their monarch, Charles I, faces execution. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider honour, valour and finding original ways to enter employment. The special featured series […]

Duration:00:19:43

Duel and Duality – Episode 12

10/18/2017
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Duel and Duality was the final episode of Blackadder the Third and features a dramatic showdown when the Duke of Wellington discovers George has been getting a little too friendly with his nieces. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider family honour and the consequences of role-reversal. In the penultimate episode of Blackadder the Third there was only […]

Duration:00:42:19

Amy and Amiability – Episode 11

10/4/2017
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Amy and Amiability was the fifth episode of Blackadder the Third and features a prospect of romance for the lovelorn Prince Regent. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the pitfalls of falling in love with a highwayman. In the penultimate episode of Blackadder the Third there were again two principal guests – the effervescent Miranda Richardson as […]

Duration:00:39:32

Sense and Senility – Episode 10

9/20/2017
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Sense and Senility was the fourth episode of Blackadder the Third and features some lessons in posture, presentation and diction for the Prince Regent from a pair of popular thespians. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider whether there are some things that simply cannot be taught and reveal the content of the Macbeth anti-jinx. In the […]

Duration:00:32:39

Nob and Nobility – Episode 9

9/6/2017
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Nob and Nobility was the third episode of Blackadder the Third and features a daring escapade to revolutionary France. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the nature of heroism and a certain je ne sais quoi. In the third episode of Blackadder the Third there were, appropriately, three guest stars, all of whom will be familiar to […]

Duration:00:28:51