As Blackadder turns 30, Richard Curtis talks about the final scene

With a huge tip of the hat to The Telegraph for getting the conversation going, we celebrate the brilliance that started out as simply…The Black Adder some 30 years ago. Premiering on 14 June 1983, the Richard Curtis/Rowan Atkinson creation turned 30 this past Friday at 9:25pm GMT. Curtis and Atkinson co-wrote series one, with […]

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That's Sir Baldrick to you…

For almost 500 years, from 1485 to 1917, he was the faithful manservant whose endless supply of cunning plans never quite elevated him beyond the level of Edmund Blackadder’s rather unhygienic servant. But, last Friday, the same night that Blackadder, the second most popular British sitcom of all-time (according to the 2004 Britain’s Best Sitcom […]

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OMG, lost Blackadder Christmas script surfaces…

Much like location, location, location is key to retail, when writing a book, the key is promotion, promotion, promotion. Or, have an event occur at the time of release that will send book sales into orbit. In the case of the upcoming book, The History of the Black Adder, this is the stuff that dreams […]

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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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FYI, Rowan Atkinson is not on Twitter.

Just when you thought Twitter was a good thing, along comes the harsh 21st century reality of a seemingly innocent tweet that is taken as gospel and spread through the land without any effort to verify the source first. Last weeks uploaded photo by the Earl of Grantham himself, Hugh Bonneville, of the cast of […]

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Regional theatre stronger than ever in Bath

Following our 2009 interview with Penelope Keith on the stage of the Theatre Royal in Bath for the PBS special, More Funny Ladies of British Comedy, we spent a bit of down time getting the full understanding of the importance of regional theatre in the UK from one of the grand dames of British comedy. […]

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A London West End return for Rowan Atkinson

Unfortunately, it’s not Blackadder V or Mr. Bean III but the good news is that Rowan Atkinson will perform the title role in Simon Gray’s ‘Quartermaine’s Terms‘ running 23 January through 13 April 2013. The play, which is set in Cambridge in the 1960s English language school for foreigners and centers around the friendly but […]

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