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Publisher's Summary

Six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Tony Robinson.

England 1760-1815. With the advent of the Regency period the Blackadder's family fortune has rather plummeted.

Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, veers from calamity to disaster with very little in the way of constructive help from either his imbecile Lord and master the Prince Regent or the mouse-brained Baldrick.

Here, Blackadder single-handedly brings about the election of Mr S. Baldrick MP, gets as far as aardvark in his attempt to re-write Dr Johnson's English Dictionary and battle with French Revolutionaries before killing the Scarlet Pimpernel. Ever ready to serve, Blackadder woos a wife for his master, confounds anarchists and actors who sip coffee while scheming of revolution, and stands in for the Prince in a fatal duel with the brutal Duke of Wellington.

The collection includes the following episodes: "Dish and Dishonesty", "Nob and Nobility", "Ink and Incapability", "Sense and Senility", "Amy and Amiability", and "Duel and Duality".

©2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)1992, 2003 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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classic comedy

Returning to the crew of Blackadder is like catching up with old friends, wish there were more tv shows that could transfer to audio books as well as this has. Love having this playing in the background while I'm working and just waiting for the next 'cunning plan' to be hatched. Great old school comedy.

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  • J.
  • 13-04-2012

crackling wit

Where does Blackadder the Third rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

one of the most entertaining listens--high density of zingers per minute

Would you recommend Blackadder the Third to your friends? Why or why not?

yes--some of my friends share the bitter sense of humor required to enjoy the clever writing

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Atkinson's delivery serves the brilliant writing with clarity and character. Having a full cast helps keep the invisible action straight.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it's a set of sparkling half-hour television episodes. Space them out like savouries, and give each your full attention.

Any additional comments?

Pace is just right--the preposterous plots move swiftly, yet every word is crisply pronounced and emphasized--even the sarcastic "throwaway" lines.

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  • Peter
  • 01-09-2006

Blackadder is terrific

Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie are stupendious in this series !! One moment please .... shut up Baldrick !! As I was saying this is a absolutely top notch british humour, I love it !!

You may listen to this and watch it and either way it is one terrific show !!

Until Pitt the younger starts shaving, download this and hold on to your sides.

Hugh Laurie also stars in the hit TV show House MD entering it's third season :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-01-2008

Best Blackadder ever!

This is my favorite of the Blackadder series. Just erudite enough and full of wit...well, at least in Edmund's case!

Hugh Laurie is a great witless Prince and Baldrick is the same through all the series....es.

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  • Paulenzo
  • 01-09-2016

Good show overall

This is quite an entertaining program. If you are looking for some laugh and punts after punts of British humor, I say give this a try.

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  • mARTa
  • 11-08-2016

Very funny TV series in audiio.

Loved it. I fell in love with the TV series a while ago. Any time I need a mood boost works like a charm.

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  • The Antyman
  • 13-06-2013

A great listen

I am a great fan of the program, The audio is version is a great listen fun workout for for the laugher muscles with a glims of sadness of the life of the people at time it was set in Georgian period when the rich were rich and the poor were very poor, when clas was all.

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  • Reet Petite.
  • 07-12-2017

Blackadder at its best, a genius production.

What a genius production. This timeless comedy has really got me chuckling away . Making my journeys so amusing. ❤️

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  • darron j lea
  • 04-08-2017

fantastic

outstanding loved the shows and the audio books are just as good, couldn't fault it in the slightest

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  • Amanda Dumpleton
  • 13-02-2017

Brilliant

Brilliant what more can you say. Nothing equals Blackadder. Easy to picture the characters when listening to it.

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  • Andrew
  • 04-10-2015

A great British comedy classic

This comedy classic pays true to the broadcasted screen play and is sure to be a play that you will come back to again and again

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  • Serrai Arriannai
  • 04-09-2015

How many pairs of socks!??....

Love this one, if you ever need cheering up, Listen to this audiobook! With all the original cast, I didn't miss watching it on TV at all! Laughs all the way, would certainly advise anyone to listen too! P.S- Prince George dose a wonderful chicken impression!
Happy Listening to all!!

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  • MARK CAMPBELL
  • 26-07-2015

Great collection

Very good story's and shows how the low classes had to but up with black adder leading the rising against the toffs

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  • Kier Home
  • 14-03-2015

Blackadder just can't go wrong...

What cannon one say. Still as funny now as when it first came out! I love it.