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 […]

Elton and Webber team up for Phantom Sequel

Ben Elton is going to be a busy man this year, not only is he penning the sequel to We Will Rock You, but he has also signed up to help Andrew Lloyd Webber with the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Best known for his Blackadder work, Ben Elton has also had a hand […]

Atkinson signs Up For Blackadder Set in Future

Another series of BBC comedy ‘Blackadder’ is set to begin filming in June and it will be set in a future London of 2145. The BBC say it is ‘excited’ about the project. “We are happy to announce that a 5th series of the show will air on BBC 1 in November” said BBC spokesman […]

Blackadder costumes go to the Angels

The BBC’s archive of coats, dresses and frilly shirts has been bought by Oscar-winning costume house Angels. It ends a period of uncertainty for the BBC costume department, which ceased trading in February after initial attempts to sell its collection failed. More than one million items from shows such as Ashes To Ashes and Blackadder […]

Blackadder star Rowan Atkinson to star as Fagin in the West End

Rowan Atkinson is to star as Fagin in the forthcoming West End stage production of Oliver! The cast will also include the winners of the BBC show I’d Do Anything – one actress will play Nancy and three boys will take turns to play the lead role. Blackadder star Atkinson, 53, said the role was […]

Leeds plan to reunite Blackadder cast

It has been nearly 20 years since they starred in the classic TV sitcom, but now the cast of Blackadder Goes Forth could soon be reunited; by Leeds City Council. It is inviting Rowan Atkinson and the rest of the Blackadder gang, including Tony Robinson who played his turnip-loving sidekick – to its garden exhibition […]