Scheming Blackadder’s cunning Millennium special

This is Lancashire – 13th September

After a gap of 10 years, the scheming Edmund Blackadder is set to return to the screen.

Accompanied by his loyal manservant Baldrick, the hit comedy series will be churning out the laughs for a New Millennium special episode, screened for visitors to the Dome.

In the 30-minute, £3 million movie, Baldrick cobbles together a time-machine out of cereal boxes, allowing the devious duo to travel back through the ages, said the Daily Record.

All the old favourites from the series are set to be reunited, including appearances by Rik Mayall and Kate Moss as Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

The film, written by comic Ben Elton and Richard Curtis, who also wrote the biggest grossing UK movie of all time, Notting Hill, is set to be shown on TV later next year.

Sky and BBC1 were embroiled in a battle as to which station would show the mini-movie first, after The Sun reported that the satellite channel had secured the rights to the programme.