Duel and Duality - Episode 12 - The Blackadder Podcast

Duel and Duality – Episode 12

Duel and Duality was the final episode of Blackadder the Third and features a dramatic showdown when the Duke of Wellington discovers George has been getting a little too friendly with his nieces. In this podcast Gerry and Iain consider family honour and the consequences of role-reversal.



In the penultimate episode of Blackadder the Third there was only one major guest – the returning Stephen Fry as the Duke of Wellington. Gertan Klauber made a brief cameo as King George III, the Prince Regent’s father, towards the end of the episode.


Blackadder the Third was written by Ben Elton and by Richard Curtis and all six episodes were directed by the returning Mandie Fletcher. Once again, John Lloyd produced the series and Howard Goodall was responsible for the music.


Duel and Duality was released in 1987. It is 30 minutes long and originally aired on the BBC. Blackadder the Third is sadly not available on Netflix, but a remastered set of the whole series is available on DVD around the world (Region 1) (Region 2).