‘Mr. Selfridge’ to re-open doors 8 Jan on ITV, March 2016 on PBS

As American audiences (im)patiently await the premiere of the final series of Downton Abbey this coming Sunday on PBS, audiences in the UK will soon be aware of the fact that there is, indeed, ‘life after Downton‘, as series 4 of Mr. Selfridge re-opens its’ doors on Friday, 8 January at 9:00pm on ITV. For those in the […]

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Capt Blackadder and Private Baldrick were real! Who knew?

With the 100th anniversary of World War I just around the corner on 28 July, news comes out of the UK that there actually was a real-life Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick. According to military genealogy company, Forces War Records, not only that but just by doing a bit of Sherlockian research they quickly discovered a […]

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Baldrick's latest 'cunning plan' involves Prince William

That’s “Sir Baldrick” to you… Tony Robinson, the star of the hit BBC comedy, Blackadder, was knighted for public and political service by the Duke of Cambridge at an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace this past week. As William stepped in to represent the Queen who is suffering from ankle discomfort following a busy […]

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The unaired Blackadder pilot episode

If you watched the Rowan Atkinson brilliance during the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics, hopefully, you have the performance etched somewhere in the deep recesses of your personal mind palace as it seems as though the copyright police have systematically wiped the video from its virtual existence on the planet. I guess the […]

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Blackadder – should the series with the perfect ending return?

Rumors circulated across the internet in recent weeks concerning a possible return of the greatness of Blackadder for another season. Seems as though when Rowan Atkinson recently announced that Mr. Bean (and Teddy) had officially retired, he quietly hinted that he’d love to see ‘the band get back together’ for another Blackadder series. Of course, […]

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Mr. Bean retires at 21, etc.

Having first appeared in a 1990 New Year’s Day radio program for Thames Television, Mr. Bean is officially retired. Rowan Atkinson, the British comedy great that brought the character to life believes he is too old to play the Buster Keaton-like character any longer. Having last played the lovable legend in the 2007 film, Mr. […]

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Memorial Day – A Blackadder tribute

What would a British comedy salute to Memorial Day be without the likes of Captain Blackadder, Private Baldrick, Lieutenant George and General Melchett. We step back and pay tribute, British comedy style, with a salute to World War I, courtesy of Blackadder. The fourth and final series of the classic British comedy is set in […]

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