Season 1 Episode 2

Born to Be King

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Jun 22, 1983 on BBC



  • Notes

    • The Second Episode, "Born to be King" is a remake of the original unaired pilot: with the following differences: The King is not at the crusades, but at home. Edmond's plot to kill McAngus involves a hanging with a fake rope, not a staged stabbing with a real dagger. The plan backfires in much the same way. The King, Prince Henry and Baldrick are played by different actors, respectively John Savident, Robert Bathurst and Philip Fox. Edmund's personality is much more like his decadents in the other series, much more sarcastic and intelligent. Various details are changed, of course, as well.