Black Adder III / Blackadder the Third / Blackadder 3 / Blackadder III / Черная Гадюка 3
Режиссер: Mandie Fletcher
Продюсер: Richard Curtis (written by) &, Ben Elton (written by)
Год выпуска: 1987
Актеры: Rowan Atkinson (as Edmund Blackadder, Esq, Butler to the Prince), Tony Robinson (as Sod-Off Baldrick, A Dogsbody), Hugh Laurie (as George, Prince of Wales, Prince Regent), Helen Atkinson-Wood (as Mrs. Miggins, A Coffee-Shoppe Keeper)
Описание: In this generation, Blackadder is a frustrated butler in the employ of an incredibly stupid Crown Prince of England.
Рецензии: Black Adder the Third brings the return of our favorite schemer, but true to form, the family fortunes have fallen even lower. Now, Black Adder is the butler to the Prince Regent, a fatuous cloth-eared git! If things weren't bad enough, Baldrick is there to make his life even worse.
History is at the forefront more in this series, as we get a look at the election process, the Duke of Wellington, Dr. Samuel Johnson, the French Revolution, the rise of industrialists, and the Madness of King George (so to speak). All of it is great fun.
Although we lose Miranda Richardson and Stephen Fry as regulars (each turns up for a single episode) we do get the regular addition of Hugh Laurie as the thick-headed Prince Regent. Laurie plays twits beautifully. Rowan Atkinson is his nasty self and Tony Robinson is clueless and horrid as Baldrick.
We have plenty of fun, with a bit of satire about actors, the election process, publishing, and the naughty Hellfire Club. Stephen Fry excels as a particularly vicious Duke of Wellington and Miranda Richardson plays another daft woman, but with a secret! Loved Pitt the Younger, who has his exams interrupted to become Prime Minister.
I would rate this as second in quality of the various series, behind Black Adder II. Nothing to be ashamed of there.