Blackadder articles

Blackadder II: Behind the scenes
Blackadder II: Behind the scenes

A shift to the Elizabethan era and a change of focus for the series.

Rowan Atkinson profile
Rowan Atkinson profile

From blundering Mr Bean to cruelly cunning Blackadder, we celebrate the career of Rowan.

Blackadder II
Blackadder II

Back to the time when Blackadder became a hit - with practically everyone quoting it.

Blackadder Goes Forth
Blackadder Goes Forth

The trenches of World War One is the unlikely setting for the fourth series.

Blackadder the Third
Blackadder the Third

Whereas his predecessor clashed with Elizabeth I, Blackadder the Third faced Prince Regent

Miranda Richardson Profile
Miranda Richardson Profile

Forget Judi Dench or Cate Blanchett ? the finest screen Elizabeth I is Miranda Richardson.

Tim McInnerny profile
Tim McInnerny profile

Find out all about the blundering Lord Percy and weaselly Captain Darling.

Stephen Fry profile
Stephen Fry profile

Get the scoop on the QI host, top tweeter, playwright, comedian, traveller and actor.

Tony Robinson profile
Tony Robinson profile

From child star to Baldrick to Time Team, trace the cunning career of Tony Robinson.

Richard Curtis profile
Richard Curtis profile

Writer, director and Comic Relief mastermind, Richard Curtis is a British institution.

The Black Adder
The Black Adder

Back to the beginning with a look behind the scenes of The Black Adder.

Ben Elton profile
Profile of Ben Elton

Ben has had a hand in some of the most enduring and influential TV programmes ever made.