Rik Mayall dies aged 56

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart to report that comedian, actor and comedy legend Rik Mayall passed away today on June the 9th 2014; he was 56. The news was announced earlier by his management team, Brunskill, who said: “We are deeply saddened to...

Baldrick “Blackadder cast won’t reunite”

In a recent interview with London’s Evening Standard newspaper, Sir Tony Robinson has given the clearest indication yet that the Blackadder gang will not be following in the footsteps of the recently reuniting Monty Python team for a new outing. Sir Tony...

Rowan takes the comedy proud crown

A new survey by British broadband supplier Plusnet has revealed that 44% of us Brits are most proud of Mr. Blackadder himself Rowan Atkinson (when polled against other great British comedic greats). When asked to name the comedian they were most proud of, Rowan came...

Ben Elton – “Blackadder isn’t finished”

source: telegraph.co.uk He entertained millions of fans before going over the top in one of the most memorable television scenes of all time, but it appears Blackadder may not have breathed his last.  For programme makers have hinted the popular comedy series may yet...

Ploppy, son of Ploppy actor dies aged 76

It is with sadness to write that British actor and comedian Bill Wallis has died at the age of 76. Bill appeared in three series of The Blackadder, in roles as Poppy the Gaoler (Blackadder II), Brigadier Smith (Blackadder Goes Forth), and Sir Justin de Boinod (The...

A Blackadder Movie Would Be Too Painful

Recently, there’s been a few ‘news’ stories doing the rounds about a Blackadder movie in development all of which is utter nonsense. The ‘news’ originated from an interview with John Lloyd on BBC Breakfast where he said: ‘Rowan and I had...

Blackadder at 30: how the cunning plan worked

Source: Telegraph ‘The Black Adder’ began on June 15, 30 years ago. Despite a chaotic start, it became a hit. The rest, says Dominic Cavendish, is history. “It was a great lesson in vanity and egotism,” says veteran producerJohn Lloyd, looking back on The Black...