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Rowan Atkinson gives us hope:

Rowan Atkinson says a fifth season of hit comedy series Blackadder could be on the cards.

Four seasons of the show ran between 1983 and 1989 and won over fans thanks to Atkinson’s sarcasm and inventive putdowns of his dimwitted sidekick Baldrick.

Blackadder also made stars out of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Miranda Richardson and has regularly been voted one of the best British sitcoms of all time.

Fans have long given up hope of a fifth season, but Atkinson told ITV’sDaybreak show in the UK that he hadn’t ruled out making another series.


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  • Kimbo

    They have also done two one-off specials.

    The version of “A Christmas Carol”, which was brilliant, and the last effort, the Millennium Special, which was absolutely dire.

    Be careful what you wish for! As always, it will depend on the quality of writing – which last time was worse then Virginia Woolf’s nose, and twice as conspicuous!

  • Anonymous

    Totally agee Kimbo. Wasnt it Richard Curtis who wrote most of the scripts for the original series.
    Let’s hope that he has been persuaded to write the new series otherwise we caould have a diappointing ‘Son of Blackadder’ on our hands.

    • Kimbo

       Yeah, I think you are right.

      Atkinson and Ben Elton was also involved, but if you listen to the Elton talk politics (which he does at the drop of a hat), he soon turns into political socialist uber-bore.

      Curtis was the real driving force.

      • John Q Public

        Hmm. I don’t think so. The series was shit before Elton came in. He is a chardonnay socialist uber-bore though, as you said.

        I heard several years ago a fifth series was to be set in the late 1960’s with Blackadder as a rock band manager, with the drummer being a certain Bald Rick. Never heard another peep about it.

  • Agent BallSack

    Ahhh Cunning Plan
    Definitely needs to have Richard Curtis involved. Ben Elton can be funny, nobody mention the government. No too sure as to whether Atkinson will still have the comedy chops either, however his delivery in the majority of Blackadder series has been beyond compare.
    I havent seen the Christmas tale from memory but agree the millenium special “Back & Forth” sucked ass in a major league fashion.
    Tony Robinson was made for that part, pretty sure he could do a great Baldric still, My Lord

    • Kimbo

      Then you have got to hire it, pronto, Agent BallSack!

      “What have you got me for Christmas, Master Blackadder?”

      I’ve made you a fist, Baldrick, and the great thing about it is you can use it again (bang!), and again (bang!), and again (bang!)”

      • Anonymous

        Deny everything Kimbo!