BBCDVD 1039 Black adder 3


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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1039
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 1039 Black adder 3 by artist Richard Curtis / Ben Elton from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleBlack adder 3
ArtistRichard Curtis / Ben Elton
Cover conditionNot listed
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
BBC DVD label
Item deleted?Yes
Released1987
LabelBBC DVD
BBC%20DVD label
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Media typePrimary
Media genreComedies - Situation View all other tracks listed as Comedies - Situation.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100350105-A911 68 A 10
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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Dish and dishonesty29.21
A2Ink and incapability29.17
A3Nob and nobility29.40
A4Sense and senility26.33
A5Amy and amiability29.24
A6Duel and duality29.51
Total length of media 2:54:06.

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Starring


Rowan Atkinson - Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson - Baldrick
Hugh Laurie - George, Prince Regent
Helen Atkinson-Wood - Mrs Miggins

Vincent Hanna (Episode 1)
Denis Lill (Episode 1)
Simon Obsorne (Episode 1)
Geoff McGiven (Episode 1)
Dominic Martelli (Episode 1)
Robbie Coltrane (Episode 2)
Lee Cornes (Episode 2)
Steve Steen (Episode 2)
Jim Sweeney (Episode 2)
Tim McInnerny (Episode 3)
Nigel Planner (Episode 3)
Chris Barrie (Episode 3)
Hugh Paddick (Episode 4)
Kenneth Connor (Episode 4)
Ben Elton (Episode 4)
Miranda Richardson (Episode 5)
Warren Clarke (Episode 5)
Barbara Horne (Episode 5)
Roger Avon (Episode 5)
Stephen Fry (Episode 6)
Gertan Klauber (Episode 6)

Written by


Richard Curtis
Ben Elton

Produced by


John Lloyd

Directed by


Mandie Fletcher

Synopsis


Episode 1
The newly elected Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, plans to bankrupt Prince George by striking him from the Civil List. With Parliament deadlocked, Blackadder devises a plan to have Baldrick elected as an MP in the rotten borough of Dunny-on-the-Wold and thus ensure the bill will be defeated. This episode lampoons British parliamentary politics, BBC election coverage and a corrupt British honours system.
Episode 2
To increase his intellectual standing, the prince decides to become patron of Dr. Johnson's new dictionary, much to Blackadder's disgust. However, Johnson is also planning to publish a novel written by Blackadder under a pseudonym, thus making him a millionaire. Matters are complicated, however, when Baldrick destroys the manuscript of the dictionary by burning it. Blackadder must devise a scheme to ensure that Johnson's dictionary, and thus his novel, are published. Robbie Coltrane makes a guest appearance as Dr. Johnson.
Episode 3
The Scarlet Pimpernel is the hero of the age. Blackadder, irritated by the new obsession with all things French, decides to cash in on the new craze. Attempting to emulate the elusive Pimpernel, Blackadder accepts a bet to rescue a French nobleman and collect a handsome reward. His plans go awry, however, when he and Baldrick are captured and have to escape from the clutches of the French revolutionaries. Former cast member Tim McInnerny returns as a guest star, as well as fellow comic Chris Barrie.
Episode 4
After an assassination attempt is made on the prince by anarchists, the prince hires two actors to help him improve his image and help him deliver a speech. Out of favour with the prince, Blackadder vows to leave his service but instead returns in time to discredit the actors by accusing them of plotting to assassinate the prince and thus reclaim his place in the household.
Episode 5
On discovering that the prince has lost his money playing cards, Edmund attempts to marry him off to Amy Hardwood, the daughter of a rich northern industrialist. Acting as middle man in the courtship, Blackadder eventually discovers that Amy's father is also broke. However, it is also revealed that Amy is in fact The Shadow, a notorious highwayman, and Blackadder hatches a scheme to make himself rich. Former cast member Miranda Richardson returns as a guest star playing Amy.
Episode 6
The Prince incurs the wrath of The Duke of Wellington by spending a night with his nieces. Wellington vows to kill the prince in a duel, leaving Blackadder to formulate a cunning plan to substitute his own Scottish cousin, MacAdder, for the Prince in the duel. When this plan falls through, however, Blackadder must swap places with the Prince and fight the duel himself. Stephen Fry guest stars as the Duke of Wellington.

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