Blackadder makes top 5 movie wishes

Thanks to long-time friend of Blackadder Hall John for spotting this news nugget. Source: MyParkmag.co.uk (never heard of it) 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 […]

Blackadder and Ben Elton producer dies in tragic accident

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I have to write this. Geoffrey Perkins, one of Britain’s great sitcom and TV show producers of the past 20 years has died in a tragic accident near his home in London. Source: BBC.co.uk Geoffrey Perkins, 55, worked for many years for BBC Radio, where […]

Blackadder goes forth (again)

This little nugget of purest green was sent in by Susan; THANKS SUSAN. Source: Daily Mail (via Susan) When Rowan Atkinson went “over the top” as Captain Blackadder in the World War I version of his TV series, most people thought it was the end of his brilliant comic creation. But I hear the actor […]

Happy Birthday The Black Adder – 25 today

Yes, it was 25 years a go today that the BBC broadcast the very first episode of The Black Adder; the rest, they say, is history (albeit a rather skewed and distorted one). Nothing else to say other than “Happy Birthday”

Two 2-hour Blackadder specials announced

UKTV Gold has commissioned IMG Media’s Tiger Aspect to produce Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga and Blackadder’s Most Cunning Moments, two specials providing a behind-the-scenes look at the BAFTA-winning comedy series Blackadder, which was on the air from 1983 to 1999. Each two-hour special, both premiering this July, features candid interviews with cast and […]

Rowan’s blow to Blackadder reunion

CAMERA shy Rowan Atkinson has SNUBBED a Blackadder reunion show, TV Biz can reveal. TV chiefs had a cunning plan to reunite all the cast members of the legendary comedy for its 25th anniversary. But super-private Rowan, 53, will NOT appear even though all his co-stars — from writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton to […]

Blackadder makes the top 10 of greatest TV endings

It is nice when Blackadder pops up in those top 10/50/100 lists of greatest television moments, nicest beards, smelliest co-star etc etc.; the latest of which was Sky One’s recent “Top 50 Greatest Television Endings”. Where did Goodbyeee appear? Well, an OK, but should have been considerably higher no.9. Actually it should have been at […]

Blackadder named best TV finale

On the back of Sky One’s recent no. 9 placing of Blackadder Goes Forth in the best TV endings ever list, I’d like to remind everyone that Blackadder is already the best TV finale and so Sky’s doesn’t count :p Souce: BBC.co.uk (from 2004) The poignant finale of sitcom Blackadder has been voted the best […]

Blackadder plotting a return? (in short, NO)

The cast of classic sitcom Blackadder will meet later this year and discuss a revival, Teletext reveals. The get-together will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its BBC debut. Tony Robinson, bumbling sidekick Baldrick on the show, told Teletext: “We always had a fantasy of doing it again in 2010, so we’ll be having that conversation. […]

Blackadder stars attend London Film and Comic Convention

Great news for those wanting to meet two stars from Blackadder; the fabulous Brian Blessed and Holly DeJong (Lady Farrow – Blackadder II episode Head) will both be attending next month’s Film and ComicCon in London. Not sure what days they are appearing; but the event runs Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th July at London’s […]

Tributes paid to Blackadder actor

Willoughby Goddard, known to us Blackadder fans as the Archbishop in The Black Adder episode “The Queen of Spain’s Beard” has died at the age of 81. Born on July 4, 1926, Willoughby Goddard will be known to many viewers of television programmes from the 1950s to the 1980s. His on-screen appearances are too numerous […]

BBC scared of Islam jokes, says Elton (Ben Elton not Elton John)

Comedian and writer Ben Elton has accused the BBC of being too “scared” to allow jokes about Islam. Elton, who co-wrote critically acclaimed sitcoms such as The Young Ones and Blackadder, said the BBC’s reluctance to run material that might offend Muslims was based on fear rather than morality. Speaking in an interview with Christian […]