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 weekend of engagements, Robinson seized the moment in true Baldrick fashion to do a bit of long-range casting should the British comedy series return.
Enter the ‘cunning plan’…
Sir Tony said William told him he was a big fan of Blackadder and the comic actor immediately offered him a future role should a fifth series ever be produced. Robinson recounted his encounter with Prince William: “William said that he was a big fan of Blackadder and was there going to be another series? I said we have always talked about it. I said to him ‘Would you be prepared to be in it?’. He said ‘Yes’ like a shot.”
Robinson explains the investiture ceremony and his encounter with the Prince to the Mail Online:
When asked later by journalists if there would be a new Blackadder series, Sir Tony joked: “I don’t know if we can afford Hugh Laurie.“