England 1760-1815. The Blackadder family's fortunes have rather plummeted with the advent of the Regency period. Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with little in the way of constructive help from his imbecilic Lord and Master - or Baldrick of whom the least said the better.
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 Doctor Johnson with a view to patronising his new dictionary, Blackadder is unimpressed. But as Johnson's enthusiasm for a novel by a certain "Gertrude Perkins" becomes clear, the royal butler's attitude changes.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 When anarchists lurking everywhere, Blackadder suggests that his master makes a speech sympathetic to the proletariat and hires two actors to give Prince George some oratorial training.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 Baldrick as his trusty steed.Duel and Duality After a night of debauchery with the Duke of Wellington's two nieces, 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.
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 3rd October 2001
Running Time: 176.0 mins