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The Best Episodes of Blackadder

Every episode of Blackadder ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Blackadder!

Black Adder traces the deeply cynical and self-serving lineage of various Edmund Blackadders throughout British history, from the muck of the Middle Ages to the frontline of the First World War.

Genre:Comedy
Network:BBC One

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The best episode of "Blackadder" is "Plan B: Corporal Punishment", rated 8/10 from 12 user votes. It was directed by Richard Boden and written by N/A. "Plan B: Corporal Punishment" aired on 10/5/1989 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Plan F: Goodbyeee".

  • Plan B: Corporal Punishment
    8.0/10 12 votes

    #1 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 1989-10-05

    Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan F: Goodbyeee
    8.0/10 13 votes

    #2 - Plan F: Goodbyeee

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 1989-11-02

    Blackadder tries everything he can think of to get sent back to England when orders come in to go over the top in the first charge against the Germans since 1914.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • The Queen of Spain's Beard
    7.9/10 1,080 votes

    #3 - The Queen of Spain's Beard

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1983-07-06

    The King decides that Edmund should marry a Spanish Princess, who Edmund finds unattractive, in order to secure a treaty between Spain and England which will allow an invasion of France.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan D: Private Plane
    7.8/10 13 votes

    #4 - Plan D: Private Plane

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1989-10-19

    Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • The Archbishop
    7.7/10 1,058 votes

    #5 - The Archbishop

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1983-06-29

    Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • Witchsmeller Pursuivant
    7.6/10 999 votes

    #6 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1983-07-13

    Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • The Black Seal
    7.6/10 996 votes

    #7 - The Black Seal

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1983-07-20

    After the King takes away Edmund's title of Duke, he recruits the 6 most evil men in the land to take the crown by force.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • Chains
    7.6/10 10 votes

    #8 - Chains

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 1986-02-20

    Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by a German spy right after the Queen decides she will pay no more ransom to kidnappers.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan C: Major Star
    7.6/10 13 votes

    #9 - Plan C: Major Star

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1989-10-12

    Blackadder grabs yet another opportunity to return to England by organizing a morale-raising music hall show, including Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and George's appearance as a lady songstress who captures the General's heart.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • Nob and Nobility
    7.5/10 11 votes

    #10 - Nob and Nobility

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 1987-10-01

    After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan E: General Hospital
    7.5/10 12 votes

    #11 - Plan E: General Hospital

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 1989-10-26

    Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • The Foretelling
    7.4/10 1,293 votes

    #12 - The Foretelling

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1983-06-15

    After arriving late for the Battle of Bosworth Field, Edmund kills King Richard III (whom he thinks is stealing his horse) and secures the crown for his father.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • Born to Be King
    7.4/10 1,106 votes

    #13 - Born to Be King

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1983-06-22

    With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him Prince Regent.

    Director: Martin Shardlow

    Writer: N/A

  • Head
    7.4/10 15 votes

    #14 - Head

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1986-01-16

    After the Queen appoints Blackadder Lord High Executioner, he finds himself in trouble when the Queen pardons someone he executed ahead of schedule.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A

  • Potato
    7.3/10 12 votes

    #15 - Potato

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1986-01-23

    After Sir Walter Raleigh takes the Queen's fancy by bringing her a potato, Blackadder decides to become an explorer with the aid of a legless sea captain.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A

  • Duel and Duality
    7.3/10 10 votes

    #16 - Duel and Duality

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 1987-10-22

    The Duke of Wellington has challenged the Prince to a duel for seducing his daughters and the Prince offers Blackadder anything he wants to take his place.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan A: Captain Cook
    7.3/10 14 votes

    #17 - Plan A: Captain Cook

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1989-09-28

    Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.

    Director: Richard Boden

    Writer: N/A

  • Ink and Incapability
    7.2/10 11 votes

    #18 - Ink and Incapability

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1987-09-24

    Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beer
    7.1/10 13 votes

    #19 - Beer

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1986-02-13

    Blackadder's rich and Puritanical aunt and uncle pay him a visit to discuss his inheritance the same night he has a beer drinking contest.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A

  • Sense and Senility
    7.0/10 11 votes

    #20 - Sense and Senility

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1987-10-08

    The Prince Regent hires a pair of actors to teach him to give better speeches and earn the people's respect after an anarchist tries to blow him up at the theatre.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bells
    6.9/10 17 votes

    #21 - Bells

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1986-01-09

    Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A

  • Amy and Amiability
    6.9/10 11 votes

    #22 - Amy and Amiability

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 1987-10-15

    After Parliament cuts off the Prince's money he decides to marry a rich lady who obtains her money by moonlighting as a notorious highwayman.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dish and Dishonesty
    6.7/10 12 votes

    #23 - Dish and Dishonesty

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1987-09-17

    Blackadder becomes involved in politics by getting Baldrick elected MP, in an effort to stop the new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, from striking the Prince off the Civil List.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Money
    6.5/10 13 votes

    #24 - Money

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1986-02-05

    The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.

    Director: Mandie Fletcher

    Writer: N/A