Doctor Who News Tom Baker as Captain Rum in Blackadder II: Potato

Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Talk Like a Pirate Day, Doctor Who Style!

From the Blackadder II episode Potato back in 1985, here’s Tom Baker as Captain Rum, greeting the lordly Edmund Blackadder as he attempts to hire Rum to helm a voyage to the New World…

After all, it IS International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Find out more:


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Talk Like a Pirate Day, Doctor Who Style!

  1. avatar Jon Roberts says:

    I always loved this episode Tom Baker was brilliant as was the rest of the cast, a true sitcom great.

  2. avatar Geoff says:

    Spawned a life time of “gasp! You have a woman’s (whatever we happen to be talking about)” comments. Brilliant.

    • avatar Mr Paddy says:

      AAAAAHHH! You have made a woman’s comment, my lord!

      • GASP! You have a woman’s gasp, my lord!

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