Blackadder was lined up to be Sixties entrepreneur

He has blundered his way through four different centuries and Edmund Blackadder’s fifth outing could have seen him return as a 1960s entrepreneur, writer Richard Curtis has revealed. Speaking at a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the first Blackadder series, Curtis told how he and fellow writer Ben Elton had agreed to […]

Blackadder is ratings GOLD

The newly re-branded GOLD scored a hit with its two-hour documentary on Blackadder as The Whole Rotten Saga gained 341,000 (1.98%). The programme, marking the 25th anniversary of the popular show, peaked with 411,000 (2.14%) at 9.45pm. Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga then aired on GOLD+1 and picked up another 104,000 (0.92%). The show […]

Baldrick’s turnip up for auction

Earlier this year, as part of the ‘Wear Your Wellies for Wildlife’ fundraising event, the Manx Wildlife Trust has been contacting celebrities from near and far to ask them to do a signed sketch of ‘Wildlife in Wellies’. They contacted Tony Robinson who got Baldrick to draw a very amusing turnip. I think he had […]

Cunning Blackadder plan foiled

Source: TELLY producers had a cunning plan to mark the 25th anniversary of Blackadder. The idea was to show clips from the popular series, accompanied by interviews with the cast. All the major actors agreed to take part . . . with the exception of star Rowan Atkinson. And, as Atkinson played the title […]

Rowan to perform at Charles’ 60th birthday bash

This is potentially a very exciting story as Rowan performed the King’s Birthday sketch as Charles’ 50th birthday televisual spectacular some ten years ago. So here’s hoping that Rowan brings Eddie out of retirement one more time. UPDATE: No, he didn’t bring out Edie one more time. Source: Comedy greats Rowan Atkinson, Robin Williams […]

Blackadder TV retrospectives – dates confirmed

Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga Thursday 9 October 2008, GOLD – The story of the sitcom, featuring contributions by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Miriam Margolyes, Patsy Byrne and Brian Blessed. Blackadder’s Most Cunning Moments Thursday 16 October 2008, GOLD – Celebrities including Jeremy Paxman, John […]

Blackadder cast and crew to appear at Cheltenham festival

Hot diggegy dang and huzzah to boot! Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis and John Lloyd (not Tony Curtis, Richard Lloyd and John Robinson as I nearly wrote in all the excitement) are going to be appearing at the Chletenham Literature festival in October. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of Blackadder, one of Britain’s […]

Blackadder makes top 5 movie wishes

Thanks to long-time friend of Blackadder Hall John for spotting this news nugget. Source: (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: 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 […]