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Ade Edmondson as the Red Baron von Richthoven

The Blackadder saga saw many famous British Comedy faces make appearances over the years. One of those was Ade Edmondson as the Red Baron von Richthoven.

Private Plane

Blackadder Goes Forth has earned its well deserved place in the hall of great British Comedy. As with any comedy series, it is a sum of its parts. A great concept, intelligent writing, and of course the people who star in it. During its 4 series and 3 major Blackadder specials, a number of guest stars made cameo appearances. It was really only a matter of time until Ade ‘Vyvyan’ Edmondson turned up! read more

Blackadder Trivia and General Randomness – Did you know?

A fun collection of Blackadder trivia and general randomness. If you are a Blackadder fan, see how many of these you know!

Blackadder Series 4 - Blackadder Goes Forth Cast Photo

Blackadder Fun Facts

Blackadder might have ended in the 80s, but even the most ardent superfan learns something new once in a while! We’ve pulled together some Blackadder trivia to share with you here. There might be a thing or two you never realised before now!

Some fun Blackadder trivia

Blackadder Trivia

TurnipsTurnips are mentioned frequently throughout Blackadder, and by series 3, Baldrick is obsessed by them. The trivia here, is that Ben Elton actually confused them with parsnips (remember a turnip the exact same shape as a thingy?). Since then it was a recurring joke throughout the saga. read more

Rowan Atkinson Birthday – Happy Birthday Edmund Blackadder!

Rowan Atkinson, or Edmund Blackadder as we better know him, was born on January 6th 1955. Let’s celebrate his birthday by looking at some of his best scenes in Blackadder!

Blackadder theme tune lyrics

Happy Birthday Edmund Blackadder!

It’s January 6th, which can only mean that it is Rowan Atkinson’s birthday! Born in 1955, it means he’s 63 today. Happy Birthday Edmund!

Rowan Atkinson born January 6th 1955

Whilst Rowan Atkinson may be known to many as Mr Bean or even Johnny English,  to us he will always be Blackadder. Here’s some of his best moments in the classic British comedy series. read more

Hugh Laurie appointed CBE on 2018 New Year’s Honours List

Hugh Laurie is to be upgraded from the OBE he was awarded in 2007 to a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for 2018.

Hugh Laurie as Prince George in Blackadder series 3

Hugh Laurie CBE

Blackadder star Hugh Laurie is to be awarded a CBE in this year’s honours list in recognition for his contribution to drama. Whilst we will always know and love him for his roles in Blackadder, he has of course achieved fame far beyond the classic British Sitcom. House anyone?

What is a CBE?

Whilst we want to congratulate Hugh Laurie on being recognised in the New Year’s honours list, we couldn’t help but chuckle at what CBE actually stands for. Apparently, it’s Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. If that doesn’t sound like a title straight out of Blackadder we don’t know what does! It could only be more perfect, if Stephen Fry dressed as General Melchett was to take part in the ceremony itself! read more

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol – A Merry Messy Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be, well Christmas, without watching Blackadder’s Christmas Carol at least once! Here’s some of the best scenes from the Blackadder special.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Blackadder Christmas Special

Dicken’s Christmas Carol gets turned on its head for this Blackadder special. We are introduced to Ebenezer Blackadder who is the proprietor of a “moustache shop”, and quite possibly the nicest man in England. Unfortunately, it seems that everyone but his loyal employee Baldrick takes advantage of him. All that changes though. read more

Blackadder T-Shirts – Funny Blackadder Shirts make the perfect gift

These Blackadder T-Shirts make the perfect gift for fans of the classic British Comedy TV show. We’ve collected the best funny Blackadder shirts for you to choose from!

Make it a milky one

Funny Blackadder T-Shirts

If you’re a fan of the classic British TV Comedy Blackadder, you will know that there are an almost endless number of quotable lines from the show. Most have these have made their way onto a T-Shirt in one form or another, and we’ve brought together the best of them here for you.

Keep Calm - I have a cunning plan

We’ve divided this list of Blackadder T-Shirts into 3 sections. The first is for delivery anywhere in the world by Redbubble. The second, is for delivery in the UK by Amazon, and the 3rd is by delivery in the USA by Amazon. We’re sure you are going to find something here you like! read more

Blackadder – Mrs. Miggins Pie and Coffee Shop Owner

The character of Mrs. Miggins is mentioned in the second series of Blackadder, but actually appears in the third. Here’s a look at Mrs. Miggins, and her pie and coffee shops.

Mrs. Miggins

Although she only plays a relatively minor role in the Blackadder saga, the name Mrs. Miggins is embraced with fondness throughout the land. It’s also connected quite often with pie and coffee shops!

Mrs. Miggins

Mrs Miggins in Blackadder 2

She is referenced a number of times throughout the second series of Blackadder, but never actually makes an appearance. Perhaps the most memorable time she is mentioned is in the episode featuring the Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. read more

November Blackadder T-Shirt Giveaway – That sounds like a cunning plan!

It’s official… we are running another Blackadder T-Shirt giveaway! This time, it’s for a Make It A Milky One shirt. Here’s how to enter.

Blackadder T-Shirt Giveaway – November 2017

We are running a giveaway for a T-Shirt, where there will be one lucky winner. Yes, it could be you! The link to enter is at the bottom of this page. Please read all the rules for the giveaway first. It only take 30 seconds!!!

The winner can choose from the male or female version of the Blackadder T-Shirt.

Make it a milky one

The giveaway opens on Friday 17th November 2017 and closes on Monday 27th November 2017 at 23:59 2017. read more

Why the final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth still gives us goosebumps

The final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth. How is it possible that an episode of a comedy show first broadcast in 1989 still gives us goosebumps? 

Blackadder last charge

Blackadder’s Final Moments

Blackadder has often been described as one of the best British comedy shows ever made. The last scene of Blackadder Goes Forth is also one of the most poignant and emotional few minutes of television ever created. How is it possible that this show, first aired 28 years ago, can still give us goosebumps?

The Build Up

A lot of it is to do with the build up, not just within the last episode ofBlackadder of Blackadder Goes Forth itself, but the entire series. In the first 3 series of Blackadder, the main character is constantly trying to better himself in any dodgy, conniving, scheming way he can. Blackadder Goes Forth is different though. In this series, all of his cunning plans revolve around one simple goal – To survive. read more

Blackadder George Quotes – The best scenes with George (video)

George appears as two different incarnations in the Blackadder series. The first as the thick Prince, and the second as Lieutenant George. Here’s some of the best Blackadder George quotes and scenes.

Prince George (Series 3)

Prince George (brilliantly played by Hugh Laurie),  is, as he describes himself, as “thick as a whale omelette”.  Incompetence is his middle name, and it takes him over a week to put on a pair of trousers in Nob and Nobility.
What a pair of trousers! Blackadder George quotes
It goes without saying that there are some great George quotes and scenes from this series of Blackadder! Here’s a few of the best. read more