Worst & Best Blackadder Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Sitcom
Series: 4
Episodes: 24
First Transmission: 1982-1989
Channel: BBC

The Black Adder was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, while subsequent series were written by Curtis and Ben Elton.

All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as the anti-hero Edmund Blackadder, and Tony Robinson as Blackadder’s dogsbody, Baldrick. There are four series set in different historical periods, with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters. Blackadder’s misfortunes and Baldrick’s disastrous help provide the comedy material for the series.

In 2000, the fourth series, Blackadder Goes Forth, ranked at 16 in the “100 Greatest British Television Programmes”

Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson
Baldrick: Tony Robinson


Best Episode ( S4 Ep6 )

Goodbyeee – Blackadder pretends that he’s insane to avoid certain death carrying out the General’s order for the “big push”. He sticks two pencils up his nose, put his underpants on his head and says “wibble” a lot.

2 November 1989

Imdb Score [9.4]



Worst Episode ( S1 Ep2 )

Born to be King – When Edmund’s Scottish lands are given to the King’s Supreme Commander, Douglas McAngus, he plots revenge. Baldrick comes up with the cunning plan of blowing his head off in a tragic cannon accident.

22 June 1983

Imdb Score – [7.6]



Full Episode List

Key:-  Blue highlighted episodes rated in the top half, brown highlighted episodes rated in the bottom half.


Series One

The Foretelling (1983)

Born To Be King (1983)

The Archbishop (1983)

The Queen Of Spain’s Beard (1983)

Witchsmeller Pursuivant (1983)

The Black Seal (1983)


Series Two

Bells (1986)

Head (1986)

Potato (1986)

Money (1986)

Beer (1986)

Chains (1986)


Series Three

Dish And Dishonesty (1987)

Ink And Incapability (1987)

Nob And Nobility (1987)

Sense And Senility (1987)

Amy And Amiability (1987)

Duel And Duality (1987)

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988)


Series Four

Captain Cook (1989)

Corporal Punishment (1989)

Major Star (1989)

Private Plane (1989)

General Hospital (1989)

Goodbyeee (1989)