Blackadder II is set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), played by Miranda Richardson. The principal character is Edmund, Lord Blackadder, the great-grandson of the original Black Adder. During the series, he often comes into contact with the Queen, her pretentious Lord Chamberlain Lord Melchett (Stephen Fry) and her demented former nanny Nursie (Patsy Byrne).
Series: 2 Episode: 1
First broadcast on 9 January 1986.
Blackadder finds his new manservant, Bob, curiously pleasant company. So much so, that he almost kisses him.
Afraid for his position at court, Blackadder searches for a "cure", until Bob conveniently reveals that she is in fact a girl called Kate.
Series: 2 Episode: 2
First broadcast on 16 January 1986.
The Queen appoints Blackadder as the new Lord High Executioner - a job in which no-one survives more than a week.
Blackadder starts badly by executing a chap called Farrow two days early, so as to give him and the rest of the team half the week off.
Series: 2 Episode: 3
First broadcast on 23 January 1986. Featuring Simon Jones as Sir Walter Raleigh and Tom Baker as Captain Redbeard Rum.
Miranda Richardson as Queen Elizabeth
Sir Walter Raleigh is home from his epic voyage to the new world, with tales of adventure and discovery that greatly impress the Queen. Everyone in the kingdom is celebrating.
Series: 2 Episode: 4
First broadcast on 5 February 1986.
Blackadder owes £1000 to the Bank of the Black Monks of St. Herod (motto: "Banking with a smile and a stab"). If he doesn't repay it by evensong, the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells will brutally murder him with the aid of a poker.
Series: 2 Episode: 5
First broadcast on 13 February 1986. Featuring Miriam Margolyes as Lady Whiteadder and Hugh Laurie as one of the revellers.
During an argument about who is best at holding their liquor, Blackadder challenges Melchett to a rowdy drinking competition at his house.
Series: 2 Episode: 6
First broadcast on 20 February 1986. Featuring Hugh Laurie as Prince Ludwig.
When Blackadder and Melchett are kidnapped by the evil Prince Ludwig, the Queen is given an impossible choice. She can only pay the ransom on one of them, but which one?
She decides to spend the money on a big party instead.
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