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Amazon.co.uk Review
One of the best comedy series ever to emerge from England, Black Adder traces the deeply cynical and self-serving lineage of various Edmund Blackadders from the muck of the Middle Ages to the frontline of World War I. In his pre-Mr Bean triumph, British comic actor Rowan Atkinson played all five versions of Edmund, beginning with the villainous and cowardly Duke of Edinburgh, whose scheming mind and awful haircut seem to stand him in good stead to become the next Archbishop of Canterbury -- a deadly occupation if ever there was one. Among tales of royal dethronings, Black Death, witch-smellers (who root out spell-makers with their noses), and ghosts, Edmund is a perennial survivor who never quite gets ahead in multiple episodes. Jump to the Elizabethan era and Atkinson picks up the saga as Lord Edmund, who is perpetually courting favour from mad Queen Bess (Miranda Richardson) and is always walking a tightrope from which he can either gain the world or lose his head. Subjected to bizarre services for her majesty (at one point, Edmund is asked to do for potatoes what Sir Walter Raleigh did for tobacco), Edmund -- like his ancestor -- can never quite fulfill his larger ambitions. The next incarnation we encounter is in late-18th-century Regency England. This time, Blackadder is a mere butler to the idiotic Prince Regent (Hugh Laurie in a brilliantly buffoonish performance) and is caught in various misadventures with Samuel Johnson, Shakespearean actors, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and William Pitt the younger. With a brief stop in Victorian London for a Christmas special, the series concludes with several episodes set during the Great War. The new Edmund is a career army officer, but a scoundrel all the same. Shirking his duties whenever possible and taking advantage of any opportunity for undeserved reward, this final, deeply sour, and very funny Blackadder negotiates survival among a cadre of fools and dimwits. No small mention can be made of Atkinson's supporting cast, easily among the finest comic performers of their generation: besides Laurie and Richardson, Stephen Fry, Tony Robinson, and Tim McInnerny. --Tom Keogh
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#2
As others have said on previous Adder dvds the quality is suppose to be very bad quality, so will not vote either way @ the moment
#3
adeo
As others have said on previous Adder dvds the quality is suppose to be very bad quality, so will not vote either way @ the moment


that's a shame, might hold off myself.

is there a good quality box set?
#4
frugl4life
that's a shame, might hold off myself.

is there a good quality box set?


I dont know about the quality of any to be honest just goin on what others have said, im quite surprised that bbc dvds would be bad quality:thinking:
#5
I bought this last year in the sales and I have no idea what's so bad quality about it.
#6
Grrrr, i bought this from Amazon last week!! :x Typical!
#8
MooMa
Grrrr, i bought this from Amazon last week!! :x Typical!


Same here, didn't Amazon have a policy to get a refund if the price got cheaper within a certain amount of days?

I had a look on the website, but couldn't find it. Anyone?
#9
orlando08
That's because they don't do it anymore. If you're really bothered, and it's worth the difference in price, send the original back claiming it arrived too late (you don't pay the return postage in such cases) and re-order at the lower price........... worked for me.............:thumbsup:


Cheers for that :thumbsup:. Difference was only 47p, so won't bother, but I just recall that lots of people did this before. Ah well, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't.

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