Blackadder makes top 5 movie wishes

Thanks to long-time friend of Blackadder Hall John for spotting this news nugget.

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Blackadder has been voted as one TV show that fans would like to see made into a movie. Those that voted clearly didin’t see (or chose to forget) Blackadder: Back and Forth. I know it wasn’t a proper movie, but it was longer than a regular TV episode and it was originally broadcast in a public viewing space (like a big cinema).

Anyway, here’s the news…

Dr. Who’ is the television programme most fans want to see turned into a movie.

The classic sci-fi series – which currently features David Tennant in the title role – scooped 22 per cent of votes in the survey by Pearl and Dean, beating award-winning US sitcom ‘Friends’ into second place and superhero drama ‘Heroes’ into third, with 20 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.

Commenting on the results, Kathryn Jacob, chief executive of Pearl and Dean, said: “Viewers build up strong relationships with their favourite television shows. And when they’ve built up a rapport with these characters, there is often a strong demand to see more of them on the big screen – as evidenced by this year’s outings in the cinema for ‘The X Files’ and the phenomenal success of ‘Sex and the City’, even four years after the series finished on TV. ‘Dr. Who’, and his latest incarnation David Tennant, has such a huge cult following that you can see why it has won this poll.”

Fourth and fifth place in the survey of 3,000 British movie fans went to action series ‘24′ and British sitcom ‘Blackadder’.

Top 10 TV shows fans would like to see as movies:

1. ‘Dr. Who’

2. ‘Friends’

3. ‘Heroes’

4. ‘24′

5. ‘Blackadder’

6. ‘Fawlty Towers’

7. ‘Life on Mars’

8. ‘Only Fools and Horses’

9. ‘Baywatch’

10. ‘Beverly Hills 90210′

(C) BANG Media International