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Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson as the Sheriff of Nottingham

Tony Robinson first appeared on stage as part of Fagin's gang in the original production of the musical, Oliver!

Sticking to period parts, his most famous role came as Baldrick, long-suffering assistant to dastardly Edmund Blackadder.

His small stature and high-pitched voice gave the scrofulous servant genuine pathos, even as his latest "cunning plan" led his master to disaster.

At the same time Robinson developed a series of children's stories in which he performed all the characters.

These began with the brilliant Tales from Fat Tulip's Garden, later adding retellings of The Odyssey and several Old Testament stories.

In the late eighties he developed the much-loved Maid Marian and her Merry Men, bringing to children's TV a loose retelling of the Robin Hood legend with a feminist spin and Robinson himself as Sheriff of Nottingham.

He is now best known for his work on history programmes such as Time Team.

Appearances by Tony Robinson
Start YearAliasProgramme BrandCountry

As an Actor

Blackadder Goes Forth 1989
Blackadder II 1986
Blackadder the Third 1987
Maid Marian and Her Merry Men 1989
The Black Adder 1983

As a Writer

Maid Marian and Her Merry Men 1989

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