on DVD by BBC Worldwide on 18 November 2002
classic tale of kindness, truth and virtue completely mucked up
and ruined by having a member of the Blackadder family involved.
And Baldrick, of course, the man you can rely on to turn a Christmas
dinner into a dog's dinner, as long as the dog isn't particularly
with deeply horrid people (many of whom are gigantically fat) and
groaning with cartloads of seasonal bottom jokes, it manages to
squeeze in not only a Victorian Blackadder but also his famous Elizabethan,
Regency and Space Age relatives into a huge pie of entertainment
that will satisfy all but the most discriminating viewers.
by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and A Funeral) and Ben Elton, Blackadder
has won an International Emmy, 4 CableACE awards, 3 BAFTAs, a VII
Pater Award and an RTS award.
Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Catalogue no: BBCDVD1141
Running time: 43 mins approx
Release date: 18 November 2002