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.



This episode featured primarily the regular cast introduced in The Foretelling, but with the welcome – if temporary – addition of Alex Norton as McAngus, Duke of Argyll.


The Black Adder was written by Rowan Atkinson and by Richard Curtis and all six episodes were directed by Martin Shardlow. John Lloyd produced the series and Howard Goodall was responsible for the music.


Born to be King was released in 1983. It is 35 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. The Black Adder is presently available on Netflix and a remastered set of the whole series is available on DVD around the world (Region 1) (Region 2).