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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

Ben Gourlay | Aug 24, 2015 at 10:26 pm CDT (0 mins, 51 secs time to read)

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.


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.

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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