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BBC's 'Blackadder' return 'on the cards'

Could the classic BBC comedy be about to return to airwaves? One key cast members thinks so

By Ben Gourlay from Aug 24, 2015 @ 22:26 CDT

Fans of the classic BBC period comedy 'Blackadder' which starred a pre-'Mr. Bean' Rowan Atkinson might be a little bit excited, but even more cautious after news that the show might be coming back after nearly two decades off TV screens.

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Quoted in The Telegraph, actor Sir Tony Robinson who portrayed Baldrick stated that he thinks "a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now", but that it all hinged on whether the station can still afford Hugh Laurie. "He's a huge star now - or so he'd like to think." During the latter seasons of 'House', the British actor commanded a fee of $400,000 USD per episode - clearly out of the spectrum of the public broadcaster.

NEWS SOURCES:Telegraph.co.uk


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