What? Blackadder at German prisoner-of-war camp, Colditz Castle?

Unfortunately, we’ve all heard the endless rumors before. The last one was the idea of setting Blackadder in the swingin’ 60’s as a Dave Clark Five-type band with a drummer by the name of Bald Rick. The newest addition to the rumor mill making its way around the Internets has Blackadder in the German prisoner-of-war […]

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R.I.P. Mel Smith

Mel Smith, English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor, best known for his pioneering work on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones has died of a heart attack at the age of 60. Smith and comedy partner, Griff Rhys Jones, founded Talkback in 1981, which grew […]

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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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British comedy stars invade the London stage

As we (im)-patiently await the next Facebook status update from the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, chronicling the devastating events of series 3, episode 4, it time to, yet again, turn our attention to what really sets British actors apart from their American counterparts. As we experienced, first hand, back in 2009 at the Theatre Royal […]

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Mr. Bean's New Year's Eve Bash

Happy 2013 from Tellyspotting! Fresh off a quiet but ‘challenging’ Christmas Day celebration, Mr. Bean hosted a New Year’s party with his friends Rupert and Hubert, fully equipped with party hats, music and some homemade snacks and drink. Unfortunately for Mr. Bean, the new year can’t get here fast enough for Rupert and Hubert and […]

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Blackadder crashes the Prince's Trust 2012

Amidst the periodic pleas of continuance and subsequent rumours that usually follow about the return of Blackadder, nothing much has materialized beyond the once a year thought that a Blackadder reunion set in the 60’s with Sir Edmund fronting a Dave Clark Five type band with ‘Bald Rick’ as the drummer was once a possibility. […]

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Mr. Bean to retire following stellar 2012 Olympic performance?

With his most recent memorable performance coming at the 2012 London Olympics before an audience of roughly 75 million viewers between the U.S. and the UK, it looks as though Mr. Bean will soon get in to his classic Mini and drive away, hopefully not in a recliner strapped on the roof. Rowan Atkinson, the […]

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