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.
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.
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.