Blackadder The Third - closing titles (1987)

Concept and creative process

England 1760-1827, a golden age of wealth and power, finds Blackadder as butler to the Prince Regent. The new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger (aged 13¾), plans to bankrupt the Prince. Blackadder takes his master's side (and his cash) in a rip-roaring tale of sex and politics. Another graphic device neatly takes the eye of the viewer seamlessly from the last scene into the endtitles. The final frame of the comedy action is frozen and mixed to a woodcut graphic of the scene. The roller caption endcredits that follow are composed in the language and typographic style of an old theatrical playbill. A different version of this transition and roller caption was prepared for each of the six episodes.