Fans of the classic British sitcom Blackadder were thrilled to learn that one of the show’s most beloved characters, Baldrick, will be making a return for this year’s Comic Relief. Sir Tony Robinson, who played the bumbling servant in all four seasons of the show, has confirmed that he will be donning the iconic ragged clothes once again to raise money for charity.
The announcement has caused quite a stir on social media, with fans expressing their excitement at the prospect of seeing Baldrick back on screen. For many, the character is an essential part of the Blackadder canon, and his return will be a welcome dose of nostalgia for those who grew up watching the show.
So, what can we expect from Baldrick’s return? Details are currently scarce, but Robinson has hinted that the character will be involved in a skit that will be shown during the Comic Relief telethon. He has also suggested that the sketch may involve other members of the Blackadder cast, although he has not revealed who these might be.
For fans of the show, the prospect of seeing Baldrick back in action is a tantalising one. The character was a constant source of comic relief throughout the show’s run, with his hare-brained schemes and endless optimism providing a perfect foil to the witticisms of the more erudite characters. From his famous “cunning plan” catchphrase to his memorable turn as a war poet in the final season, Baldrick was always a highlight of the show.
Of course, the return of Baldrick is not just a chance for fans to relive their favourite moments from Blackadder. It is also an opportunity to raise money for a good cause. Comic Relief is a UK-based charity that aims to tackle poverty and social injustice in the UK and around the world. Since its inception in 1985, it has raised over £1 billion for various charitable causes, making it one of the most successful fundraising initiatives in history.
Robinson has been a vocal supporter of Comic Relief for many years, and his decision to bring back Baldrick is just the latest in a long line of efforts to raise money for the charity. In the past, he has taken part in various fundraising activities, including a celebrity version of the TV quiz show Mastermind, and a charity bike ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
For fans of Blackadder, the return of Baldrick is a chance to relive some of the show’s most memorable moments and see one of their favourite characters back on screen. But more than that, it is an opportunity to contribute to a worthy cause and make a difference to people’s lives. As the Comic Relief telethon approaches, fans of the show will no doubt be eagerly anticipating the return of their favourite servant and the chance to make a donation to a charity that has been changing lives for over 30 years. Red Nose day returns on Friday March 17th 2023 and is broadcast on BBC One from 7pm.
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