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Blackadder: The Lost Pilot. Tony Robinson
Blackadder: The Lost Pilot

Blackadder: The Lost Pilot

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2023
  • 1 episode

Sir Tony Robinson goes on a quest to discover the truth of Blackadder's beginnings. Features Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Adil Ray, Nina Sosanya and more.

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Press clippings

Blackadder: The Lost Pilot review

The fascinating, Fawltyesque origins of a classic.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 16th June 2023

Blackadder: The Lost Pilot review

'It's funnier than we thought it was going to be.' That seems to be the unanimous verdict of the celebrity Blackadder fans given a first look at the show's pilot episode, which had been languishing in the vaults for 41 years.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th June 2023

Blackadder: The Lost Pilot review

UKTV channel Gold has broadcast the show's original pilot - which featured some different faces - for the first time.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 15th June 2023

Tony Robinson interview

Comedy favourite Blackadder had a couple of false starts - and nearly had a completely different actor as the hopeless sidekick.

Robin Parker, Radio Times, 6th June 2023

Tony Robinson: 'I feel sorry for the other Baldrick - he wasn't so lucky'

Forty years on from Blackadder, Robinson reflects on working with Rowan Atkinson and Stephen Fry - and how he almost didn't play Baldrick.

Rachel Corcoran, The Telegraph, 3rd June 2023

Blackadder pilot to be broadcast for the first time

TV channel Gold will celebrate Blackadder's 40th anniversary in June with two new documentaries, Blackadder: The Lost Pilot and Blackadder: A Cunning Story. It will include a special screening of the never-before-broadcast pilot.

British Comedy Guide, 21st April 2023

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