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: 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 […]

The Red Adder

Hi, all… With the Bean sequel opening in the UK this weekend, there’s been lots of the usual puff stories in the British press concerning Rowan Atkinson. The only new Blackadder tidbit is in today’s edition of the Sun. Atkinson brings up BA at one point, which I quote in full: “He says: “There was […]

A Brief Word From Ben Elton

Hi, folks…A belated Happy New Year to all Blackadder fans everywhere. So, uh, first things first: the Blackadder Hall website is gone. It disappeared a few months ago. I don’t know whether its owner & proprietor, Mad Gerald, decided to do away with it, or if it just sort of happened and he didn’t have […]

BlackAdder Movie – THE TRUTH!

Always one to stop a rumour dead in its tracks – BlackAdder Hall once again can lay to rest the latest rumours surrounding a BlackAdder movie. I’ve spoken to my source who is very close to one of the writers and they had this to say: “Not that I’ve heard! And just checked with Richard […]

A Black(Adder) Russian Please? – new BlackAdder movie rumours

I guess it’s been a while since I’ve sent you an email, and to be honest, I’d just use the BA Hall forums for this message if they were currently up and running. But seeing as they’re not… Anyway, evidently Stephen Fry participated in another live web chat just a couple of days ago, and […]

Blackadder returns for a good cause

A new sketch by Richard Curtis is going under the hammer to help Book Aid International – and 30 other writers are backing the charity too. Their adventures spanned five centuries and featured mad royals and barking army generals, not to mention at least one giant turnip. Now, at last, the sardonic Edmund Blackadder and […]

The Pilot Episode gets a UK airing (except it doesn’t)

Unfortunately, due to a mix up in the UK Gold programming dept. UK Gold will not be showing the pilot episode. It seems that when asked if they had clearance to broadcast it, they said yes in reference to the The Cavalier Years, and not the pilot episode. Now, call me silly, but Pilot Episode […]

BBC Radio 4 Documentary rescheduled

The BBC has settled a dispute over the rights to Blackadder that had forced it to drop a radio tribute. I Have a Cunning Plan: 20 Years of Blackadder was to be broadcast on Radio 4 two months ago, but was pulled at the last minute when negotiations over the airing of clips hit a […]