Ben Elton – “Blackadder isn’t finished”

source: telegraph.co.uk He entertained millions of fans before going over the top in one of the most memorable television scenes of all time, but it appears Blackadder may not have breathed his last.  For programme makers have hinted the popular comedy series may yet make a return, as writer Ben Elton said: “Blackadder is not […]

It’s A Royal Knockout – Rowan Atkinson clips

Blackadder fan Ryan Hall has done a sterling job cutting together all of Rowan’s (Lord Knock) bits from the weird royalty-does-silly-gameshow-to-make-themselves-appear-normal TV special called ‘It’s A Royal Knockout’. Although Rowan is credited as Lord Knock, he is quite clearly channeling Lord Blackadder.. Enjoy! Cheers for the video Ryan.

Ploppy, son of Ploppy actor dies aged 76

It is with sadness to write that British actor and comedian Bill Wallis has died at the age of 76. Bill appeared in three series of The Blackadder, in roles as Poppy the Gaoler (Blackadder II), Brigadier Smith (Blackadder Goes Forth), and Sir Justin de Boinod (The Black Adder). Bill is survived by his second wife and […]

A Blackadder Movie Would Be Too Painful

Recently, there’s been a few ‘news’ stories doing the rounds about a Blackadder movie in development all of which is utter nonsense. The ‘news’ originated from an interview with John Lloyd on BBC Breakfast where he said: ‘Rowan and I had this great idea – because we’re all getting a bit old now – of doing […]

Blackadder at 30: how the cunning plan worked

Source: Telegraph ‘The Black Adder’ began on June 15, 30 years ago. Despite a chaotic start, it became a hit. The rest, says Dominic Cavendish, is history. “It was a great lesson in vanity and egotism,” says veteran producerJohn Lloyd, looking back on The Black Adder, the first series of what became simply Blackadder. June 15, […]

Arise Sir…. Baldrick?

In what can only be described as the most cunning of all the cunning plans ever devised, and on today, the 30th anniversary of The Black Adder being shown on the tellybox, Blackadder star Tony Robinson has been knighted in the Queen’s recent birthday honours list. And that’s not all; in a cruel twist of […]

Tony Robinson up for another Blackadder outing

In a recently published interview over on the Radio Times website, Tony Robinson has spoken about being up for another Blackadder outing. When asked whether there would be another Blackadder series, Tony commented “It’s entirely up to writers Richard [Curtis] and Rowan [Atkinson]. If they decided that they wanted to do another series, I would […]

New Blackadder Clip Surfaces

This 3.32 minute clip of the most recent Blackadder outing has recently surfaced on the internet; thanks to Johan for bringing this to my attention. Blackadder @ The Prince’s Trust from Henry Elliss on Vimeo. You can watch the original clip (uploaded by Henry Elliss) here: http://vimeo.com/55153435 If you’ve not been keeping up to date with […]

Rare Blackadder Christmas Script Goes Under The Hammer

Source: Coastal Scene 24 A signed 22-page draft for an unfilmed Blackadder Christmas special was a star attraction at a recent fundraising auction held at Bruisyard Hall, near Framlingham. It was bought by the venue’s Paul Rous, who was delighted to have secured the manuscript. “I have always thoroughly enjoyed the Blackadder series and couldn’t […]

New Blackadder Sketch Performed

Update: The Prince’s Trust charity have confirmed that this sketch will NOT be broadcast on television. I will endeavour to locate the full script and publish it here on Blackadder Hall. A new Blackadder sketch written by Ben Elton and starring both Rowan Aktinson and Tony Robinson was performed last evening at a special charity […]

Extract from new Blackadder book

Source: Telegraph.co.uk Read an extract from JF Roberts’s new book, The True History of the Black Adder, which explores the final series of the BBC comedy set during the Great War. By early 1989, the Blackadder writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton had already agreed on the setting for their hero’s fourth full incarnation, Blackadder Goes Forth, moving […]

Lost Blackadder ‘Script’ uncovered

Below is an extract from Richard Curtis’  screenplay for a Christmas Special of Blackadder that was never made back in 1988. The script is taken from a new book on Blackadder written by Jem Roberts. ROLLER & VOICE-OVER (WITH CHORAL ACCOMPANIMENT, ANGELS, ETC) “And it came to pass, in those days when a decree went out […]