Witchsmeller Pursuivant - Episode 25 - The Blackadder Podcast

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.

 

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The Queen of Spain's Beard - Episode 24 - The Blackadder Podcast

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.

 

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The Archbishop - Episode 23 - The Blackadder Podcast

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.

 

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Born to be King - Episode 22 - The Blackadder Podcast

Born to be King – Episode 22

Born to be King was the second episode of The Black Adder and saw Edmund seek to take advantage of the King’s presumed death in battle to usurp the throne. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider the importance of getting your dates right.

 

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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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