The medieval beginnings of a dynasty that grew funnier with each series. Peter Cook is the King, and Rowan Atkinson the man who fancies calling himself The Black Vegetable.Read more
The Black Adder, The Foretelling
Edmund accidentally kills King Richard III but, unexpectedly, the tragedy makes him a prince - so Edmund decides he now needs a more striking name for himself.
The Black Adder, Born to Be King
With the king away fighting in the Crusades, the arrival of Lord Dougal McAngus provides Edmund with an opportunity to seize power.
The Black Adder, The Archbishop
Edmund is less than pleased when he's appointed to the dangerous post of Archbishop of Canterbury. Can he avoid the sort of grisly fate that has befallen three previous incumbents?
The Black Adder, The Queen of Spain's Beard
The King wishes to form an alliance between England and Spain, and insists that Edmund marries the Infanta Maria Escalosa of Spain. Edmund is unimpressed by her lack of beauty.
The Black Adder, Witchsmeller Pursuivant
The cruel witchsmeller pursuivant is sent to root out the source of an outbreak of witchcraft - and quickly lays the blame on Edmund, Lord Percy and Baldrick.