Lost Blackadder ‘Script’ uncovered

Below is an extract from Richard Curtis’  screenplay for a Christmas Special of Blackadder that was never made back in 1988. The script is taken from a new book on Blackadder written by Jem Roberts. ROLLER & VOICE-OVER (WITH CHORAL ACCOMPANIMENT, ANGELS, ETC) “And it came to pass, in those days when a decree went out […]

Biblical Blackadder Uncovered in NEW Book!

source: BBC.co.uk A draft script for a Christmas episode of Blackadder has come to light during research for a new book about the BBC’s classic comedy series. Blackadder in Bethlehem sees Rowan Atkinson’s character as the owner of the inn where Joseph and Mary seek a bed for the night. The story also features Baldrick, […]

New Blackadder Book – Just in time for Xmas

Published on October 11th to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the first pilot episode of The Black Adder, The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated History of the Creation of a Comedy Legend is the complete history of the series with the co-operation of writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, producer John Lloyd, cast and […]

Blackadder The Third – 25th Anniversary

Today marks the 25th anniversary since Blackadder The Third was first aired on television. To celebrate this momentous  occasion, I will be wittering on about the series on BBC Radio Oxford today. Happy birthday Blacky!

Chortle talks up Blackadder, Flashy and Elton

I recently received an email from Chris Hallam over at Chortle telling me all about the articles he’s written on the site related to Blackadder. Rather than doing a copy/paste job on here, I’ve opted to link to them instead. Enjoy. http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2011/01/13/12542/blackadder_ii%3A_the_perfect_tv_comedy%3F http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2011/06/10/13453/the_unforgettable_flashheart http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2011/01/13/12542/blackadder_ii%3A_the_perfect_tv_comedy%3F http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2011/06/10/13453/the_unforgettable_flashheart http://www.comedy.co.uk/features/on_trial_ben_elton/

Rowan Returns To West End

Source: What’s on Stage Rowan Atkinson will return to the West End early next year to play the title role in a revival of Simon Gray’s Quartermaine’s Terms. Produced by Michael Codron and directed by Richard Eyre, it opens at Wyndham’s Theatre on 29 January 2013 (previews from 23 January) following runs at the The […]

Blackadder voted best British TV show EVER!

While this is something I have always known, it seems others also share this belief as Blackadder has been voted the best British TV show ever in a recent poll ahead of such classics as Sherlock, Dr. Who and Father Ted. Two more comedies –  Fawlty Towers and Father Ted – came second and third […]

Get Ben Elton’s and Stephen Fry’s Tambourines for charity

Some very famous people from the world of biz that is show, have put pen to musical instrument to support a very good charity, Sound It Out, and you, yes YOU can own your very own Tamperine signed Blackadder’s very own Ben Elton and Mr. Stephen Fry. Each of them have signed a tambourine and they, […]

David Nunn – 1962-2012

It is with sadness that I write to inform you that actor David Nunn, who appeared in three episodes of The Black Adder and for me is most fondly remembered as the fat orphan in Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, passed away earlier this week; he was aged 49. His friend, Robert Taylor who contacted me, said […]

Baldrick wants a reunion but can’t afford a House

Original story: Daily Express TONY ROBINSON has revealed he wants to make a new Blackadder series but there’s a drawback: “We can’t afford Hugh Laurie’s salary.” The 65-year-old actor, who played Baldrick in the TV comedy for six years during the Eighties, told Day & Night that he has been longing for another stab at the show […]

Blackadder Fandom USA-Style

I just wanted to share with you an image sent in from a Blackadder fan over in the U S of A.. Not content with buying all the DVDs, books and videos, this mad bint has got her own personalised car registration plate. I for one think its bloody brilliant and shows dedication to the […]