Beer was the fifth episode of Blackadder II and features the unfortunate confluence of two wholly incompatible social events. In this podcast Gerry and Iain take a look at a little goblin and his little feet.
Returning to the show after an appearance in The Black Adder was Miriam Margolyes as Edmund’s aunt, the Lady Whiteadder, along with Daniel Thorndike as her husband. Hugh Lawrie made his first Blackadder appearance as Simon Partridge, recruited to pose as a drinking buddy of Edmund’s along with Roger Blake as Geoffrey Piddle and William Hootkins as an inebriated monk.
Blackadder II was written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis and all six episodes were directed by Mandie Fletcher. John Lloyd produced the series and Howard Goodall was responsible for the music.
Beer was released in 1986. It is 29 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. Blackadder II can be viewed on Netflix in the UK and Ireland and a remastered set of the whole series is available on DVD around the world (Region 1) (Region 2).