The BBC has settled a dispute over the rights to Blackadder that had forced it to drop a radio tribute.
I Have a Cunning Plan: 20 Years of Blackadder was to be broadcast on Radio 4 two months ago, but was pulled at the last minute when negotiations over the airing of clips hit a stalemate. The rights to the show belong to writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton and producer John Lloyd, who were unhappy at the amount the BBC had offered to pay for footage. But the dispute has now been settled, and the show will air on Saturday August 23 at 10.30am.
The radio programme features interviews with the key players behind the enduring sitcom, as well as classic clips.