Welcome to our section about the comedy programme Black-Adder II
|ON THE AIR||9th January 1986 - 20th February 1986|
|ORIGINAL CHANNEL||BBC 1|
|PRODUCTION COMPANY||BBC Television|
|NUMBER OF EPISODES||6|
|MISSING BELIEVED WIPED||N/A - All epsiodes still in existence|
Unit 14-18 Perivale Industrial Estate
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 1
Lord Flashheart tweaked the adder's beard.
From now, he always shall be single.
To fall in love with boys is weird,
especially boys without a dingle.
Blackadder! Blackadder! His taste is rather odd.
Blackadder! Blackadder! A randy little sod.
Lord Flashheart! Lord Flashheart! I wish you were the star!
Lord Flashheart! Lord Flashheart! You're sexier by far!
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 2
His great-grandfather was a king,
although for only thirty seconds.
When put in charge of beheading,
he felt that fame and glory beckoned.
Blackadder! Blackadder! No such blooming luck.
Blackadder! Blackadder! Elizabethan schmuck.
Blackadder! Blackadder! Nothing goes as planned!
Blackadder! Blackadder! Life deals him a bum hand!
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 3
Sir Francis and Sir Walter had
discovered new worlds and new nations.
And though Blackadder thought them mad,
he tried his hand in navigation.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He saw the ocean's foam.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He should've stayed at home.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He heard the new world's call!
Blackadder! Blackadder! Discovered bugger-all!
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 4
Take heed the moral of this tale.
Be not a borrower or lender.
And if your finances do fail,
make sure your banker's not a bender.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He trusted in the church.
Blackadder! Blackadder! It left him in the lurch.
Blackadder! Blackadder! His life was almost done!
Blackadder! Blackadder! Who gives a toss? No one!
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 5
Blackadder couldn't hold his beer.
The art of boozing, he's not mastered.
And I, your merry balladeer,
am also well and truly plastered.
Blackadder! Blackadder! A bit like Robin Hood.
Blackadder! Blackadder! But, nothing like as good.
Blackad-hic! Blackadder! I thought that he had died!
Blackadder! Blackadder! Our writers must have lied!
CLOSING THEME - EPISODE 6
Beware, all ye who lust for fame.
The path of life is most uncertain.
Prince Ludwig thought he'd won the game.
But now, the Kraut's gone for a burton.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He beat the Huns by luck.
Blackadder! Blackadder! He's smarter than a duck.
Lord Melchett! Lord Melchett! Intelligent and deep!
Lord Melchett! Lord Melchett! A shame about the sheep!
|HELD IN THE BRITSET ARCHIVE||COMPLETE|
Black-Adder II was the second installment of the Blackadder saga, this would be a step away from the Blackadder we saw in the first installment. This time it is set in the court of Queen Elizabeth in Tudor England and Lord Blackadder and his trusty manservent Baldrick are trying to stay on the good side of Queenie, a fickle and needy charactor who is never far from Nursie who babies her.
Blackadder is quick witted and intelligent in contrast to the version of him in The Black Adder, he is vain and scheming to better his position. He is also much crueler to Baldrick often resulting to violence towards him. This works much better and his charactor would remain that way throughout the other incarnations.
BLACK-ADDER II [TITLES] - 1986
Black-Adder II [Titles]
Episode #1.1 - Bells
9th January 1986