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 […]

A cunning plan is afoot

Source: Gavin Allen, South Wales Echo FEW celebrities have spent so much time covered in mud and come up smelling of roses as often as Tony Robinson. Robinson spent 16 years encrusted in dirt as scummy sidekick Baldrick in the classic British sitcom Blackadder. But having formed cunning plans, beyond that he found a second […]

Actress with a love of art

Source: Lowestoft Journal AS a character in one of the most popular comedy series ever, you would never expect Helen Atkinson Wood to be sitting on the beach at Walberswick capturing the scene with a set of watercolours. But for the former Blackadder actress, it is the inspiration of north Suffolk that has given her […]

John Lloyd launches Comedybox

Warner opens Comedybox – Online comedy channel will showcase new talent LONDON – Warner Music Entertainment, the video content division of Warner Music Intl., today announced the launch of Comedybox, a new online comedy channel. Channel will bring together comedians from around the world, as well as offer a forum for auds to post their […]

Baldrick has a cunning plan to prevent typhoid

Source: Onmedica staff TV personality Tony Robinson today launches a public awareness campaign to encourage holidaymakers to ensure they have appropriate travel vaccinations before flying off to exotic locations. New figures released by the Health Protection Agency show a 68% rise in typhoid cases in recent years – most acquired abroad and fuelled by low […]

Hugh Laurie conquers America as celebrity band takes LA by storm

source: The Independent By Emily Dugan Published: 26 September 2007 Ever since he crossed the Atlantic and took American television by storm, Hugh Laurie has hardly been able to put a foot wrong. Once the darling of the British comedy circuit with his foppish and often intellectually challenged characters, Laurie has become a household name […]

Baldrick has plans for underground passages

Exeter’s Underground Passages will be officially re-launched by actor and television presenter Tony Robinson and his Time Team.Mr Robinson, perhaps best known for his role as Baldrick in the Blackadder series, will perform the official reopening of the unique historic passages next Friday. The passages reopened to the public earlier this month after being closed […]

Blackadder stars join Doctor Who

British comedy star Tim McInnery will feature in an upcoming episode of the hit sci-fi series, the BBC announced. McInnery, best known for his portrayals of eccentric characters such as Captain Kevin Darling and Lord Percy Percy throughout four seasons of Blackadder, will also star in an episode later in the series. Previously, Clive Swift […]