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|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 1039|
|Title||Black adder 3|
|Artist||Richard Curtis / Ben Elton|
|Cover condition||Not listed|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||A|
|Distributed / printed by||BBC Worldwide Ltd|
|Media genre||Comedies - Situation View all other tracks listed as Comedies - Situation.|
|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0100350105-A911 68 A 10|
|My rating||Not set|
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TracksBelow is a list of tracks for this release.
|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A1||Dish and dishonesty||29.21|
|A2||Ink and incapability||29.17|
|A3||Nob and nobility||29.40|
|A4||Sense and senility||26.33|
|A5||Amy and amiability||29.24|
|A6||Duel and duality||29.51|
|Total length of media 2:54:06.|
More informationBelow is further information captured for this release.
Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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