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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

Ink and Incapability – Episode 8

8/23/2017
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Ink and Incapability was the second episode of Blackadder the Third and features an expedited rewrite of an historical tome. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider a searing indictment of domestic servitude in the eighteenth century with some hot gypsies thrown in. In the second episode of Blackadder the Third the principal guest was Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane […]

Duration:00:35:27

Dish and Dishonesty – Episode 7

8/9/2017
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Dish and Dishonesty was the first episode of Blackadder the Third and features political shenanigans of the highest order. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider a rotten borough and the ennoblement of a most unlikely Lord. For the first episode of Blackadder the Third, series regulars Rowan Atkinson (Mr E Blackadder) and Tony Robinson (Baldrick) returned in […] The post Dish and Dishonesty – Episode 7 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:38:31

Chains – Episode 6

7/26/2017
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Chains was the final episode of Blackadder II and features a dramatic escape from the clutches of a ruthless villain. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider an unfortunate incident with a sheep in the nighttime and look back on the series. The Blackadder II finale featured appearances from Max Harvey as a torturer and Mark Arden and Lee Cornes […] The post Chains – Episode 6 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:35:25

Beer – Episode 5

7/12/2017
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Beer was the fifth episode of Blackadder II and features the unfortunate confluence of two wholly incompatible social events. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at a little goblin and his little feet. Returning to the show after an appearance in The Black Adder was Miriam Margolyes as Edmund’s aunt, the Lady Whiteadder, along with Daniel […] The post Beer – Episode 5 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:34:41

Money – Episode 4

6/28/2017
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Money was the fourth episode of Blackadder II and features Edmund’s increasingly desperate endeavours to raise enough cash to settle a debt owed to the Bank of the Black Monks. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at a delicious piece of blackmail. Stealing every scene and chewing every piece of scenery available in this episode […] The post Money – Episode 4 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:35:50

Potato – Episode 3

6/14/2017
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Potato was the third episode of Blackadder II and features an epic voyage of discovery, a remarkable historical figure and a unique, if somewhat eccentric, captain. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at fine wine from distant shores and other such riches. Only two actors besides the series regulars appeared in this episode. Simon Jones […] The post Potato – Episode 3 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:34:52

Head – Episode 2

5/31/2017
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Head was the second episode of Blackadder II and features a new course of employment for Lord Blackadder and a couple of cracking impersonations. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at life working on death row in Elizabethan London. Alongside the six series regulars this episode featured key contributions from Bill Wallis as Gaoler Ploppy, Linda […] The post Head – Episode 2 appeared first on Blackadder Podcast.

Duration:00:28:32

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