Blackadder. Copyright: BBC / Tiger Aspect Productions.


BBC One sitcom about a scheming coward. 26 episodes (4 series), 1983 - 2000. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed and others.

1988 Specials, Christmas Special is repeated on Gold tomorrow at 7:50pm.

Press Clippings

Michael Grade claims he 'saved' Blackadder

Michael Grade believes he "saved" Blackadder by ordering it to be filmed in a studio.

Female First, 30th September 2019

The true history of Blackadder's final episode

Thirty years ago, a silly BBC comedy went over the top with one of the most powerful scenes ever shown on British TV. Here's how they did it.

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 27th September 2019

A look back at Blackadder Back & Forth

As a reunion, and a Christmas special, I always thought that Blackadder Back & Forth was brilliant. Ultimately though, I can understand why people didn't want Blackadder's legacy damaged.

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 17th September 2019

Ben Elton rules out Blackadder return

Ben Elton has said that Blackadder will not return. Speaking in a new interview, the co-writer said "There is never going to be another - I can tell you that now."

British Comedy Guide, 6th September 2019

Ben Elton interview

Ben Elton is constantly being asked by the BBC to write a new series of Blackadder, knowing a return would spark a ratings boom. But speaking exclusively to The Sun, he says it will NEVER happen - despite what Tony Robinson, who plays hapless Baldrick, might think.

Stuart Pink, The Sun, 5th September 2019

The show that shaped me: Blackadder

The Primal Media boss loved the 'explosively funny' comedy so much he themed his wedding around it.

Mat Steiner, Broadcast, 24th August 2019

Stars on life haunted by their catchphrases

How do actors cope with having their defining line shouted at them in the streets - for decades? Richard Wilson, Maureen Lipman and Tony Robinson tell all.

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

Sir Tony Robinson casts doubt on Blackadder rumours

Sir Tony Robinson has poured doubt on the rumours of a Blackadder revival.

Albertina Lloyd, Yahoo, 1st July 2019

Blackadder stars meet to discuss Series 5

The stars of Blackadder have reportedly agreed to reunite, after having met up in London to discuss the idea of bringing back the hit sitcom.

British Comedy Guide, 30th June 2019

Blackadder could return for one off special

Richard Curtis is "always hoping" there will be a Blackadder return in a TV or stage special.

Female First, 25th June 2019