The Foretelling - Episode 21 - The Blackadder Podcast

The Foretelling – Episode 21

The Foretelling was the first episode of The Black Adder and introduces viewers to Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh and a couple of familiar cohorts. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the value of first impressions and whether historical context is important to a comedy show.

 

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Goodbyeee - Episode 20 - The Blackadder Podcast

Goodbyeee – Episode 20

Goodbyeee was the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features one last desperate attempt by Edmund to avoid going over the top. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the values of comradeship, sacrifice and recognition of the realities of war.

 

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General Hospital - Episode 19 - The Blackadder Podcast

General Hospital – Episode 19

General Hospital was the fifth episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a budding relationship between Blackadder and a nurse at the local hospital. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider ways to spot a spy and – perhaps more importantly – ways not to.

 

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Private Plane - Episode 18 - The Blackadder Podcast

Private Plane – Episode 18

Private Plane was the fourth episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a cunning effort to escape the front lines by signing up en masse for the Air Corps. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider good uses of a final twenty minutes, give or take a few seconds.

 

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol - Episode 17 - The Blackadder Podcast

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – Episode 17

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol was a special festive episode of the show and features three of literature’s most memorable spirits combined as one and a monarch with the common touch. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider whether Jo Rowling took significant influence from this episode when she created a popular member of her Harry Potter ensemble.

 

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Major Star - Episode 16 - The Blackadder Podcast

Major Star – Episode 16

Major Star was the third episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features a cabaret extravaganza and a surprising proposal of marriage. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the ethics of using live moustache substitutes.

 

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Corporal Punishment - Episode 15 - The Blackadder Podcast

Corporal Punishment – Episode 15

Corporal Punishment was the second episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features an impulsive decision that Blackadder soon comes to regret. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider justice, beloved pets and amateur lawyering.

 

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Captain Cook - Episode 14 - The Blackadder Podcast

Captain Cook – Episode 14

Captain Cook was the first episode of Blackadder Goes Forth and features an artistic plan designed to allow Blackadder to leave the trenches of World War I’s Western Front. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider opportunism, art and fine dining.

 

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The Cavalier Years - Episode 13 - The Blackadder Podcast

Blackadder: The Cavalier Years – Episode 13

The Cavalier Years was a Comic Relief special aired in 1988 after the conclusion of Blackadder the Third. The special features a tense moment in history for the Cavaliers as their monarch, Charles I, faces execution. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider honour, valour and finding original ways to enter employment.

 

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Duel and Duality - Episode 12 - The Blackadder Podcast

Duel and Duality – Episode 12

Duel and Duality was the final episode of Blackadder the Third and features a dramatic showdown when the Duke of Wellington discovers George has been getting a little too friendly with his nieces. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider family honour and the consequences of role-reversal.

 

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