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 […]

Blackadder takes third spot in most influencial Brit comedy Poll

It’s… Monty Python’s top honour for comic genius It gave us the dead parrot sketch, the lumberjack song and the Spanish Inquisition. Now Monty Python’s Flying Circus has done a silly walk to first place in a poll of the most influential comedy series in British broadcasting history. The programme, which ran from 1969 to […]

TV star hops over to meet ‘namesake’

ACTOR Tony Robinson met a guinea pig called Baldrick, named after his much-loved character in the TV series Blackadder, during a visit to Crabbs Cross. Hopper Haven and Littlefoot Sanctuary welcomed the celebrity, who also presents Channel 4’s Time Team, last week so he could meet volunteers and find out about the important work the […]

Queen honours Hugh Laurie

Source: buddytv.com Actor Hugh Laurie has built an impressive career in the entertainment industry, and in May, he received another high recognition for his work. According to the Associated Press, the 48-year old actor was given membership to the Order of the British Empire, the first level in the British order of chivalry. The honour, […]

Fry’s English Delight

Source: Timesonline Book early to avoid disappointment. Stephen Fry has written a pantomime version of Cinderella to be staged next Christmas at the Old Vic theatre in London. Oh yes he has. Fry is not just a comic actor and raconteur. Oh no he isn’t. An accomplished writer, he is responsible for a large handful […]

Atkinson, Howitt set for ‘Copperfield’

Having proved his status again as a worldwide draw even without mastering American auds, “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” star Rowan Atkinson is set to reunite with his “Johnny English” director Peter Howitt for a version of Charles Dickens’ “David Copperfield.” “Holiday” has made $157 million overseas but won’t open in the U.S. until Aug. 31. The […]