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in just four short series Blackadder established itself as not just one of the best comedy programmes but one of the best and fondly remembered TV shows of all time. This set draws together all four series all in one box for you to enjoy again and again. One of the strongest things about the series is that the shows stand up to plenty of repeat viewing and get funnier the more you watch them. From Blackadders humble beginnings as the put upon Prince who plots to take over the thrown in the first series, to the suave man about town in the second, the butler to the prince in the third and the hell of the front line in WW1, Blackadder always has a trouble to face and his trusty sidekick Baldrick to deal with.
The BBC comes close but rarely ever tops the genius of their classic series 'The Blackadder'. This hilarious period-comedy bought acclaimed and success to Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson while taking viewers on a comical journey from 1485-1917. Now for the first time on DVD you can own all four chapters plus the feature length special: 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', 'Back and Forth' and 'The Cavalier Years' in one glorified six disc set. Join Edmund Blackadder throughout his whole dynasty as he lies, cheats and displays about as much use a 'barber's shop on the steps of a guillotine.' With unforgettable performances from Rik Mayall as Lord Commander "Let's do-o-o-o it!" Flashheart, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny, Stephen Fry and Stephen Frost as the sergeant of a firing squad that 'aims to please', this box set will keep you laughing right up until the emotional and respectful, bittersweet climax.