Original Black Adder title revealed

At the recent Blackadder talk at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, writer Richard Curtis revealed the original title for The Black Adder.

(cue drum rolls)

The historical sitcom was originally called….

(gosh I bet you’re excited now)

King Edmund and His Two Friends

(cue silence and tumble weed)

Not that exciting really is it? But I’m glad they changed it as it would have been a right pain renaming the other series. Although I don’t think Richard and Rowan thought past the pilot episode.