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|Directed by||Mandie Fletcher|
|Original air date||6 February 1986|
Blackadder owes one thousand pounds to the Baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells, who threatens to have him killed if he does not pay. Blackadder tries unsuccessfully to blackmail the Bishop. He has only 85 pounds, which he loses when the Queen wins a bet about him with Lord Melchett.
Blackadder and Baldrick then try prostitution and only manage to get sixpence from a sailor called Arthur, which is also taken by the Queen. Lord Percy tries to make them money by alchemy, without success, only producing a green substance, which he seems convinced is valuable. Blackadder manages to bully a couple into buying his house for 1100 pounds, but is again tricked out of the money by the Queen.
Finally, Blackadder drugs the Bishop and has a painting made of him in a highly compromising position. He uses this to successfully blackmail the Bishop into writing off the debt and giving him enough money to buy back his house and live in comfort. The Bishop is impressed by his treachery, but asks who the other figure in the painting is, at which Blackadder reveals Percy.
- Rowan Atkinson as Lord Edmund Blackadder
- Tim McInnerny as Lord Percy Percy
- Tony Robinson as Baldrick
- Miranda Richardson as Queen Elizabeth I
- Stephen Fry as Lord Melchett
- Patsy Byrne as Nursie
- Ronald Lacey as the Bishop of Bath and Wells
- Cassie Stuart as Mollie
- Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Pants
- John Pierce Jones as Arthur the Sailor
- Tony Aitken as the Mad Beggar
- Philip Pope as Leonardo Acropolis
- Piers Ibbotson as the Messenger
- Barry Craine as Mr. Pants
- Bishop of Bath and Wells' Lingering torment of Blackadder, from the Telegraph (07 Dec 2008)
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