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Sir Tony Robinson says Prince William has agreed to a cameo role in Blackadder if there is ever another series of the hit BBC TV programme. The 67-year-old comedian and actor said the casting took place as he was being knighted by the Duke of Cambridge.
BBC News, 12th November 2013
Satirical television programmes such as Blackadder have left Britons without a proper understanding of the First World War, a defence minister has said.
Written by Peter Dominiczak. The Telegraph, 7th November 2013
Jeremy Paxman, the journalist and broadcaster, said showing children episodes of Blackadder Goes Forth in order to teach them about the trenches is a "remarkable state of affairs".
Written by Hannah Furness. The Telegraph, 7th October 2013
A cunning plan is always required in times of disaster. But even Baldrick cannot find a solution, however unfeasible, to the financial crisis in a new episode of Blackadder.
Written by Jane Clinton. The Sunday Express, 8th September 2013
As fans of Blackadder celebrate the 30th anniversary of the comedy's first broadcast, its stars Tony Robinson and Rowan Atkinson are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Its fast-and-loose attitude to real events and characters is part of the appeal, but how close is any of it to real history?
Written by Finlo Rohrer. BBC News Magazine, 15th June 2013
As Edmund Blackadder turns 30, we celebrate his 30 best insults, putdowns and witticisms.
The Telegraph, 14th June 2013
The Black Adder began on June 15, 30 years ago. Despite a chaotic start, it became a hit. The rest, says Dominic Cavendish, is history.
Written by Dominic Cavendish. The Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2013
Doctor Who star Matt Smith says Blackadder, Inspector Clouseau and Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em inspired his version of the Time Lord.
The Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2012
The first new Blackadder material in a decade was performed last night at the Royal Albert Hall in front of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, with Sir Edmund Blackadder now chief executive of a bailed-out bank.
Written by Michael Deacon. The Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2012
Read an extract from J.F. Roberts's new book, The True History of the Black Adder, which explores the final series of the BBC comedy set during the Great War.
Written by J. F. Roberts. The Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2012
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.
Written by Tim Masters. BBC News, 7th October 2012
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.
Tellyspotting, 6th August 2012
Blackadder has been voted the best British television series ever by audiences.
The Mail on Sunday, 3rd June 2012
As G.O.L.D. treats us to a weekend of historical hilarity, we recall some of Blackadder's finest lines.
Written by Laura Pledger. The Radio Times, 18th February 2012
When Rowan Atkinson put Teddy to bed for the last time recently, he did offer up, in exchange, that he'd be up for the possibility more Blackadder brilliance someday in the not-too-distant future. That's the good news.
Written by Bill Young. Tellyspotting, 18th October 2011
After Rowan Atkinson hinted that he'd like to make more Blackadder, we suggest some new scenarios...
The Radio Times, 11th October 2011
Rumors have circulated across the internet the past couple of weeks concerning a possible return of the greatness of Blackadder for another season.
Written by Bill Young. Tellyspotting, 9th October 2011
Whenever anyone feels compelled to compile a list of the all-time great UK sitcoms, the various iterations of Blackadder are more often than not justly placed near the top.
Written by Morgan Jeffery. Digital Spy, 8th October 2011
Veteran comedian Rowan Atkinson wants to do a fifth series of his classic sitcom Blackadder.
Written by Simone Boyle. The Daily Mirror, 1st October 2011
An innovative and influential '80s sitcom that kept reinventing itself, Blackadder was the embodiment of intelligent cynicism, witty farce, historical playfulness, and delectable dialogue that often (famously) took the form of protracted similes.
Written by Dan Owen. Dan's Media Digest, 9th September 2011
From castle to first world war trenches, Blackadder was inspired comedy.
Written by Andrew Pulver. The Guardian, 16th December 2010
Fortune vomits on our eiderdown once more - in the good sense - as G.O.L.D. goes wibble for Blackadder with a run of episodes taken from across the four series. The day is topped off by Blackadder stars Fry and Laurie's reunion, which first aired last week, at 10.20pm.
Blackadder, fictional and comic throughout, was one of the best bits of history ever done on television, writes Charles Moore.
Written by Charles Moore. The Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2010
Did you know Blackadder had a pilot episode? Me neither, but it's just surfaced on YouTube and now you, too, can see it.
Written by Rob Buckley. The Medium Is Not Enough, 1st June 2010
Blackadder fans all over the world are clamouring to get their hands on Rowan Atkinson's iconic codpiece.
Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2010