Black Adder The Third premiered on September 17, 1987. One of the best comedy series ever to emerge from England, Black Adder traces the deeply cynical and self-serving lineage of various Edmund Blackadders from the muck of the Middle Ages to the frontline of World War I. In his pre-Bean triumph, British comic actor Rowan Atkinson played all five versions of Edmund, beginning with the villainous and cowardly Duke of Edinburgh, whose scheming mind and awful haircut seem to stand him in good stead to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury--a deadly occupation if ever there was one.Third season is England from 1760 through 1815.
Lord Edmund Blackadder
Queen Elizabeth I
Season 1 (1987-1988)
6 Episodes In Season 1
Dish And Dishonesty (Original Air Date 9/17/1987)
Ink And Incapability (Original Air Date 9/24/1987)