Category: Blackadder

  • Baldrick On Clown Court
    Baldrick On Clown Court

    When I was growing up, there seemed to be a line drawn between alternative comedy and mainstream comedy. It was all a bit artibrary, and that line was blurry even from the beginning. Paul Jackson worked on The Young Ones and The Two Ronnies, Girls On Top was on ITV in peak time. But it…

  • Prolonging The Festivities
    Prolonging The Festivities

    The frost and snow this morning make me want more Christmas for once.

  • Blackadder’s Saucy Secrets
    Blackadder’s Saucy Secrets

    Here’s a quick look at the dirty secrets hidden within the tome Blackadder The Third. If you can keep your eyes away from the sauce, you can see a clue or two about the episode’s story.

  • What’s Behind Blackadder’s Mystery Door?
    What’s Behind Blackadder’s Mystery Door?

    At the risk of running down a rabbit hole armed with nothing more than an empty brain and boredom, let’s have a look at the mystery door on the set of Blackadder The Third. That one in the back corner, behind Blackadder. Where does it lead? It might help for us to get a better…

  • Bookadder

    I’m amazed I’ve not done this before, but let’s have a closer look at all the books featured in the opening titles of Blackadder The Third. The first book we see is probably the most interesting. It’s the history of Blackadder The Third, who seems to have lived from 1760 to 1827. Aside from the…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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