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The episodes collected here are: "The Foretelling", in which Richard III, played by Peter Cook in a brilliant parody of Olivier, wins Bosworth only to get in an unseemly argument about a horse; "Born to be King" in which Edmund, lumbered with providing bearded ladies, morris dancers and eunuchs for a festival, discovers some indiscreet love letters; "The Archbishop" in which after his father has the Archbishop of Canterbury killed, Edmund starts his intrigues again; "The Queen of Spain's Beard" in which Blackadder's father's international schemes call for Edmund to make a dynastic marriage to Miriam Margolyes as the Infanta of Spain, and Jim Broadbent plays a peculiarly irritating interpreter; "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" in which Edmund falls foul of the demonic witchsmeller, played with more gusto than is quite credible by Frank Finlay; and "The Black Seal", wherein Edmund assembles a group of villains as his personal retinue (Rik Mayall plays a mad prisoner).
On the DVD: No extras here at all, aside from subtitles in English, SDH, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, and chapter points within each episode. --Roz Kaveney
Extraordinarily funny. As good as I remember it.
Appalingly bad reproduction though, blurry with lines in it. Maybe the master is rubbish.
The first series of Blackadder is often forgotten but is just as good as the others.Published 6 months ago by David
Loved seeing the old crew.Could not believe an incredibly handsome Patrick Malahide!Published 8 months ago by Ellen
Didn't get to see this first time round as I was young at the time and spending most nights in clubs, paying high prices for drinks and dreaming of bobbing about some warm sunny... Read morePublished 8 months ago by K. M. Jacobs
I bought this for my eldest son who has just discovered BlackAdder and he's thoroughly enjoying watching this dvdPublished 9 months ago by Rebecca Grace