Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie. England, 1760-1815. Six more brilliantly funny instalments from the annals of the Blackadder family, whose fortunes have rather plummeted with the advent of the Regency period. Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with very little in the way of constructive help from his imbecilic Lord and master and Baldrick, of whom the least said the better!
All 6 episodes from the third series:
Dish And Dishonesty Blackadder takes on the task of saving his master from bankruptcy. Unfortunately, attempts at interfering in the democratic process don't quite go according to plan as Baldrick is accidentally elevated to the House of Lords.
Ink And Incapability When "thick as a whale omelette" Prince George is approached by Dr Johnson with a view to patronising his new dictionary, Blackadder is, at first, unimpressed. But as Johnson's enthusiasm for a novel by a certain "Gertrude Perkins" becomes clear, the royal butler's attitude changes. However, he hasn't bargained for the monumentally brainless Baldrick.
Nob And Nobility With Francophilia and Scarlet Pimpernalia sweeping England following the French Revolution, Blackadder's intense dislike for anything Gallic seems somewhat out of place. But the lure of pecuniary advantage can do strange things to a man's principles. Meanwhile the Prince Regent has terrible trouble getting his trousers on.
Sense And Senility With anarchists lurking everywhere, Blackadder suggests that it might be opportune for his master to make a speech sympathetic to the proletariat. But when they hire two actors to give Prince George some oratorical training, the "mouse-brained" Baldrick apparently discovers an extravagant plot to murder the Prince, who is wearing some very large trousers indeed.
Amy And Amiability Penury stalks the corridors of the Royal Palace, and the only answer is a marriage of financial convenience for the Prince Regent. Unfortunately, that idea backfires and Blackadder is forced into a highwayman's life with dogs-body, Baldrick as his trusty steed.
Duel And Duality After a night of debauchery with the Duke of Wellington's two neices, the Prince Regent is challenged to a duel by the big-nosed general. During a momentary lapse into semi-coherence, Baldrick thinks of a plan.