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28 October 2014

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In the beginning...

Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson discusses how Blackadder came about.

Wanted: One servant


Tony Robinson describes how he came to be offered the part of Baldrick.

Location filming

Onto battle

Rowan Atkinson on making series one.

Haircuts and codpieces

Rowan Atkinson as Black Adder

The sacrifices Rowan had to make for his art.

The character of Baldrick

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson on playing the fool.

Six weeks' work


Patsy Byrne describes what Blackadder II did for her career.

From mastermind to sidekick

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson describes how Baldrick started off smart, and then just got thicker and thicker.

A loving creature


Patsy Byrne talks about playing the inimitable Nursie.

The happiest series to work on


Richard Curtis discusses the friendly bunch who made up the cast of series two.

You mean, you're not from Oxbridge?

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson on being an outsider.


Captain Flashheart

Richard Curtis on the human whirlwind that is Rik Mayall.

No single star of the show

Supporting Cast

Rowan Atkinson praises his supporting cast.


Lord Percy

Patsy Byrne describes her favourite moments from series two.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience

Rowan Atkinson

How a stammer called for a hasty change to the script.

Trench humour

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis explains the decision to set the final series during the First World War.

More On Blackadder



The cast discuss making the show.



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