Penguin’s cunning plot

This article was posted in the May 15th edition of Publishing news

Penguin’s cunning plan for Christmas sales success – as Baldrick might put it – is to publish, for the first time, the complete scripts of the four Blackadder series. The Blackadder Chronicles will be a Michael Joseph hardback and will also include new material written by the series’ creators Richard Curtis, John Lloyd and Ben Elton. All royalties will go to Comic Relief and actors from the series will help promote the title. Publisher Louise Moore commented, “Penguin are delighted to be publishing this unique book and know we will have tremendous fun in the process. But we do not see this as a single project. The hardback will be just the start of a long and illustrious life for the material.