BlackAdder

Louise Gold featured as Mrs Tyler - a Goodwife, in Series 1, Episode 5 ĎWitchsmeller Pursuivant, first broadcast on BBC 1 at 21:25 on 13 July 1983.

 

Cast

Credited In The Radio Times

 

The Witchsmeller Pursuivant - Frank Finlay

The Great Grumbledook - Rowan Atkinson

Richard IV, A King - Brian Blessed

The Witch Queen - Elspet Gray

Harry, Prince Of Wales - Robert East (credited in The Radio Times but not in the credits on the episode)

Baldrick, A Witch - Tony Robinson

Percy, A Witch - Tim McInnery

Ross, A Lord - Richard Murdoch

Fife, A Lord - Peter Schofield

Angus, A Lord - Valentine Dyall

Officer, An Officer - Patrick Duncan

Soft, A Guard - Stephen Frost

Anon, A Guard - Mark Arden

Jane Firkettle - Barbara Miller

Princess Leia - Natasha King

Dopey Jack, A Peasant - Forbes Collins

Dumb Abel, A Peasant - Roy Evans

Daft Ned, A Peasant - Perry Benson

Dim Cain, A Peasant - Bert Parnaby

 

 

Credited In the TV Credits but uncredited in The Radio Times

 

Piers, A Yeoman - Howard Lew Lewis

Mrs Field, A Goodwife - Sarah Thomas

Mrs Tyler, A Goodwife - Louise Gold

Stuntman - Gareth Milne

 

Production Team

Written by - Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson

Additional Dialogue by - William Shakespeare (well thatís what it says in the programmeís credits)

Directed by - Mark Sharlow (credited in Radio Times) and Geoff Posner (uncredited in Radio Times)

Producer - John Lloyd

Original Music by- Howard Goodall

Designers - Chris Hill and Nigel Green

 

Producer John Lloyd was also working on UNTV the pilot episode of the TV puppet show that was to become Spitting Image. When that pilotís Leading Puppeteer asked the producer for a job on BlackAdder, the result was a memorable appearance in this episode.

John Lloyd went on to appear, along with Louise Gold, at Spitting Image - BFI Event, and in the documentary Best Ever Spitting Image.

Richard Curtis was also a writer for UNTV and went on to write for Spitting Image. Some of his lyric writing can be found on the (banned by BBC Radio 1) B side of the first Spitting Image single Da Do Run Ron, namely the song Iím Just A Prince Who Canít Say No.

Blue Peter, Joint Account, Allo Allo, The House Of Eliott, Casualty, Doctors, Ginaís Laughing Gear, and, That Puppet Game Show have all also been first broadcast on BBC 1.

Frank Finlay may have gone on to appear in Comedy Tonight.

Brian Blessed has gone on to appear on Roland Rat The Series, and, A Week In The West End.

Rowan Atkinson went on to take part in Comic Relif 1986, on which Howard Goodall also featured, and with which Richard Curtis, and, Geoff Posner also helped.

Rowan Atkinsonís recording credits include Utterly Utterly Live Comic Relief, for which Richard Curtis also wrote material, and which Howard Goodall featured on as both a writer and performer.

Rowan Atkinsonís recording credits also include Oliver! (Recording).

Robert East went on to appear in Allo Allo, which was also first broadcast on BBC 1.

Howard Lew Lewis went on to appear, along with Louise Gold, in Rachel And The Roarettes.

Rowan Atkinson went on to appear (along with Louise Gold) in a big revival of the musical Oliver! (a show which Tony Robinson had been in the original production of).

 

Critics Comments

 

 

Links about BlackAdder

(Please note that I am only including sites which are written in English)

BBC Comedy page for the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/blackadder/ , and in particular the page for this episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/blackadder/epguide/one_witchsmeller.shtml

Internet Movie Database Entry: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0084988/

Muppet Central Interview with Louise Gold (Her appearance in BlackAdder is specifically mentioned): http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml

Wikipedia Entry for the programme: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackadder

BlackAdder Powertie.org - A BlackAdder Reference Site (full of cast lists, episode guides and transcripts): http://blackadder.powertie.org/in particular section for this episode: http://blackadder.powertie.org/episodes/1/5/

TV.Com / TV. Tomeís section for the programme: http://www.tv.com/the-black-adder/show/4747/summary.html In particular the page for this episode:

Rowan Atkinsonís fansiteís page for the programme: http://www.rowanatkinson.org/blackadder.htm

British TV Comedyís page for the programme: http://www.phill.co.uk/comedy/adder/

The British Sitcom Guideís page for the programme: http://www.sitcom.co.uk/blackadder/

Theme tune Composder Howard Goodallís official site: http://www.howardgoodall.co.uk/ In particular the page for TV Themes: http://www.howardgoodall.co.uk/tvthemes/tv.htm

The Adderís Laire (one of the older Blackadder fansites): http://freespace.virgin.net/elaine.wildish/adder.htmin particular the section for this episode:http://freespace.virgin.net/elaine.wildish/ba1-5.htm (Note Woman 2, is Mrs Tyler in other words Louise Gold).

Queenieís Cunning Page Of Blackadder (particularly good for links): http://www.lunaestas.com/blackadder/

The BlackAdder Logbook: http://www.thelogbook.com/log/blackadder/In particular the section dealing with this episode: http://www.thelogbook.com/log/blackadder/year1.htm#ep5

The BlackAdder Guide To Reincarnation: http://members.aol.com/trogrann/blackadder.htm

Black Adder page by D Brewer: http://uk.geocities.com/magoos_universe/ba_main.htm , in particular Episode Guides (compiled by D Brewer): http://uk.geocities.com/magoos_universe/ba_guide.htm

Newtonís Laws Of Televison BlackAdder page (episode guide by Matthew Newton): http://www.mjnewton.demon.co.uk/tv/bladder.htm

Aveleyman page for the programme: http://www.aveleyman.com/TVShows/TV00000041.HTML

Totse.Comís page for this episode: http://www.totse.com/en/ego/science_fiction/ba1-6.html

Dunselís BlackAdder Page: http://hem.passagen.se/dunsel/ba1-5.htmin particular the page for this episode: http://hem.passagen.se/dunsel/ba1-5.htm

2 Tube.comís site for the programme: http://www.2ube.com/blackadder/black-adder.shtml , in particular the page devoted to this episode: http://www.2ube.com/blackadder/05-witch-smeller.shtml

Mongers Orgís Jokes: http://mongers.org/jokes/ in particular page for this series of BlackAdder: http://mongers.org/jokes/black_adder_one

John Lucasís complete list of BlackAdder credits:http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:gqLUv3ydq5EJ:home.comcast.net/~john.lucas/a2e/blackadder.pdf+%22Blackadder%22+%2B+%22Louise+Gold%22&hl=en

Ulrik Christiensenís site for the programme, in particular the page for this episode: http://www.ulrikchristensen.dk/scripts/blackadder/blackadder_1_5.htm

Television Cityís site for the programme: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/7539/blackadder_1-5_script.htm, in particular the page for this episode: http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/7539/blackadder_1-5_script.htm

Memorable TVís page for the programme: http://www.memorabletv.com/episodeguides/blackadder.htm

The Media Databaseís page for the programme (includes episode airdates): http://www.themediadb.com/show/TheBlackAdder/

Mat Miceís BlackAdder fansite: http://www.matmice.com/home/blackadder†† In particular the page for the first series: http://www.matmice.com/home/blackadderi

Garyís Blackadder fansite: http://www.gazmac.freeserve.co.uk/blackadderfront.htmIn particular the page for this episode: http://www.gazmac.freeserve.co.uk/blackadder_1-5_script.htm

Do You Remember.co.ukís page for the programme: http://www.doyouremember.co.uk/memory.asp?memID=789

 

NB: I would not recommend the site: BlackAdder Hall:http://www.blackadderhall.co.uk/ although many people seem to like it, however, when I went onto it my computer picked up a virus (which I had to get a specialist to remove). If you do go on to it, whatever you do, donít attempt the quizs - that is how my computer got infected with a virus.

 

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