Amy and Amiability
Series: 3 Episode: 5
First broadcast on 15 October 1987. Featuring Warren Clarke as Josiah Hardwood and Miranda Richardson as his daughter Amy.
As ever, the Prince is terminally short of cash, so he is persuaded to marry the fantastically wealthy heiress, Miss Amy Hardwood.
Having wooed her heart for the Prince with a lot of drippy poetry, Blackadder is disgusted to learn that the Hardwoods have been lying about their fortunes from industry, and in fact have been living off lard butties for five years.
The royal wedding is off. Amy reveals to Blackadder that she is in fact the famous highwayman, The Shadow.
Blackadder's cash-flow problems are over: he tips off the authorities and collects a £10,000 reward.
1766 and All That
Caroline of Brunswick, who in real life went on to be the Prince's bride, is revealed to have the worst personality in Germany, "and, as you can imagine, that's up against some pretty stiff competition."
Insult of the Episode
Blackadder: Mrs M, if we were the last three humans on earth, I would be trying to start a family with Baldrick.
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