The Blackadder Podcast is a fortnightly show looking back at each episode of the classic BBC comedy. From the team that brought you the Columbo Podcast and the Jonathan Creek Podcast, Gerry and Iain look at the stories, characters, cast and trivia that have made Blackadder one of the BBC's most popular series of all time.
The Last Podcast – Episode 28
After four series and three specials we've come to the end of our Blackadder odyssey. In this podcast Gerry and Iain look back at the best the show had to offer and consider how well it stands up 30 years on.
Back and Forth – Episode 27
Back and Forth was a special episode of Blackadder created as part of an exhibition to mark the turn of the century at the Millennium Dome and saw the Lord Blackadder of the time travel through history to impress his friends. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider skipping ahead to the next episode.
The Black Seal – Episode 26
The Black Seal was the final episode of The Black Adder and saw Prince Edmund take the destiny of the crown into his own hands. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider team-building strategies and robust recruitment policies.
Witchsmeller Pursuivant – Episode 25
Witchsmeller Pursuivant was the penultimate episode of The Black Adder and featured one of the first televised criminal trials to include evidence from an equine witness. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the greatest challenges to face this nation since the Swiss Invasion.
The Queen of Spain’s Beard – Episode 24
The Queen of Spain's Beard was the fourth episode of The Black Adder and featured a masterclass in the noble art of translation. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider shotgun weddings and the nutritional value of a glass of water at midnight.
The Archbishop – Episode 23
The Archbishop was the third episode of The Black Adder and featured a cunning attempt by King Richard to cut short the dispute between church and state over bequests from the wealthy. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider secret escapes and the ethics of selling authentic relics online.
Here is a purse of monies...
What a pleasure to stumble upon this masterful podcast, many years after I first watched the brilliant Blackadder. I received each series on VHS overall several birthdays, starting with Series 4 and working back to Series 1. This podcast brings back many happy memories of the quality of each series, even the raw Series 1 which I initially stopped after two episodes in disgust. In time, I came to appreciate it as a different piece of work. I am only half way through this podcast (decided to start with Series 1 episodes then onto Series 2) but I am hooked already. The hosts have a great appreciation of subtle nuances that made Blackadder such a vital part of British comedy history.
Typical jocks. Their only knowledge of WW1 is Blackadder. Ignorance.
Have binged on this after coming to it late. Must have something in common with Jerry & Ian as I didn’t rate series one either.