Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale of kindness, truth and virtue completely mucked up and ruined by having a member of the Blackadder family involved. Also Baldrick, of course, the man you rely on to turn a Christmas dinner into a dog's dinner, as long as the dog isn't particularly fussy. Stuffed with deeply horrid people (many of whom are gigantically fat) and groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to squeeze in not only a Victorian Blackadder but also his famous Elizabethan, Regency and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment that will satisfy all but the most discriminating viewers.

Originally transmitted on 23rd December 1988


Rowan Atkinson as Blackadders
Tony Robinson as Baldricks
Miranda Richardson as Queens Elizabeth I/Asphyxia XIX
Stephen Fry as Lords Melchett/Frondo
Hugh Laurie as Princes Regent/Pigmot
Robbie Coltrane as Spirit of Christmas
Miriam Margolyes as Queen Victoria
Jim Broadbent as Prince Albert
Patsy Byrne as Nursie/Bernard
Denis Lill as Beadle
Pauline Melville as Mrs Scratchit
Philip Pope as Lord Nelson
Nicola Bryant as Millicent
Ramsay Gilderdale as Ralph
David Nunn as Enormous Orphan
David Barber as Enormous Orphan
Erkan Mustafa as Enormous Orphan


Written by Richard Curtis & Ben Elton

Music by Howard Goodall

Directed by Richard Boden

Produced by John Lloyd

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