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"Money" is the fourth episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603.

Blackadder episode
Episode no.Series 2
(Blackadder II)

Episode 4
Directed byMandie Fletcher
Written byBen Elton
Richard Curtis
Original air date6 February 1986
Guest appearance(s)

Ronald Lacey - The Bishop of Bath and Wells
Cassie Stuart - Molly
Lesley Nicol - Mrs. Pants
John Pierce Jones - Arthur the Sailor
Tony Aitken - Poor Tom
Philip Pope- Leonardo Acropolis
Piers Ibbotson - Messenger
Barry Craine - Mr. Pants

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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.



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