Rowan Atkinson reveals details of “Redadder”

The RedAdder, or Red Adder storyline is nothing new to those of us who have been fans of the series for longer than we can remember; It’s been mentioned on here in the 20+ years I’ve been running the website. But it’s always interesting when one of the cast/crew mention it in interviews. Recently, Rowan […]

Bob is Back(adder)! Character returns in Elton’s Upstart Crow

This is jolly exciting news indeed. I’ve just had confirmed from Bob (actress Gabrielle Glaister) herself that her character ‘Judge’ in the final episode of Ben Elton’s quite frankly bloody funny Elizabethan sitcom Upstart Crow  is indeed Bob from Blackadder II whom we last saw running off with Lord Flashheart in the episode Bells. The […]

Sir Baldrick Hints At New Blackadder

Update: (24/08/15) I have just received confirmation from one of the creators of the series that this is just another one of those utter nonsense rumours that pop-up every year. It isn’t happening folks.. Stand down, move along, there’s nothing to see here. Original story: Another year, another Blackadder rumour and like the past couple, […]

Captain Blackadder And Private Baldrick Actually Served In WWI

Source: Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George and Private Baldrick really did ‘go forth’ in World War One it has emerged after their real-life namesakes were discovered. The hit BBC comedy Blackadder, which covered four periods of history, ended with a series set in the trenches in which the characters go over the top for “one […]

Blackadder actress Patsy Byrne (Nursie (aka Bernard)) dies aged 80

Another day passes and we lose another fantastic Blackadder actor. It has been reported that Patsy Byrne, Nursie (or Bernard) in Blackadder II and Blackadder’s Christmas Carol has passed away at the age of 80. According to reports Byrne passed away on June 17 at Denville Hall – a retirement home for actors – in […]

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart to report that comedian, actor and comedy legend Rik Mayall passed away today on June the 9th 2014; he was 56. The news was announced earlier by his management team, Brunskill, who said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall who passed away […]

Baldrick “Blackadder cast won’t reunite”

In a recent interview with London’s Evening Standard newspaper, Sir Tony Robinson has given the clearest indication yet that the Blackadder gang will not be following in the footsteps of the recently reuniting Monty Python team for a new outing. Sir Tony Robinson claimed “we don’t need the money as much as they do. We don’t […]

Rowan takes the comedy proud crown

A new survey by British broadband supplier Plusnet has revealed that 44% of us Brits are most proud of Mr. Blackadder himself Rowan Atkinson (when polled against other great British comedic greats). When asked to name the comedian they were most proud of, Rowan came out tops, followed by Python John Cleese with over a […]

Ben Elton – “Blackadder isn’t finished”

source: He entertained millions of fans before going over the top in one of the most memorable television scenes of all time, but it appears Blackadder may not have breathed his last.  For programme makers have hinted the popular comedy series may yet make a return, as writer Ben Elton said: “Blackadder is not […]

It’s A Royal Knockout – Rowan Atkinson clips

Blackadder fan Ryan Hall has done a sterling job cutting together all of Rowan’s (Lord Knock) bits from the weird royalty-does-silly-gameshow-to-make-themselves-appear-normal TV special called ‘It’s A Royal Knockout’. Although Rowan is credited as Lord Knock, he is quite clearly channeling Lord Blackadder.. Enjoy! Cheers for the video Ryan.

Ploppy, son of Ploppy actor dies aged 76

It is with sadness to write that British actor and comedian Bill Wallis has died at the age of 76. Bill appeared in three series of The Blackadder, in roles as Poppy the Gaoler (Blackadder II), Brigadier Smith (Blackadder Goes Forth), and Sir Justin de Boinod (The Black Adder). Bill is survived by his second wife and […]

A Blackadder Movie Would Be Too Painful

Recently, there’s been a few ‘news’ stories doing the rounds about a Blackadder movie in development all of which is utter nonsense. The ‘news’ originated from an interview with John Lloyd on BBC Breakfast where he said: ‘Rowan and I had this great idea – because we’re all getting a bit old now – of doing […]