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Blackadder could return for one off special

Blackadder could return for one off special

Richard Curtis is "always hoping" there will be a ‘Blackadder’ return in a TV or stage special. The popular BBC comedy – which starred Rowan Atkinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder in all four series from 1983 until 1989 – was last seen on screen in the ‘Back & Forth’ one-off episode, originally made for broadcast in the Millenium Dome in 1999, and... »

Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson plagued by rat

Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson plagued by rat

Adrian Edmondson and his wife Jennifer Saunders are being plagued by a rat at their house. The couple – who have been married 33 years – were suspicious that they had an unwanted guest at home who keeps sneaking in to their kitchen to steal food so Ade set up a night camera to get definitive proof of the raiding rodent. The 61-year-old comic actor has tried everything to catch the rogu... »

Tony Robinson hints at Blackadder return

Tony Robinson hints at Blackadder return

Tony Robinson thinks ‘Blackadder’ could return for a fifth series. The 72-year-old actor suggested a reunion with former cast mates Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie could be on the cards 30 years after the last episode aired on the BBC. He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "I do see a version of the show coming back. There are a host of other periods in history which ... »

Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer reunite for BBC sitcom

Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer reunite for BBC sitcom

Adrian Edmondson is to reunite with his former ‘Young Ones’ co-star Nigel Planer for the BBC comedy ‘Upstart Crow’. The 61-year-old actor and Nigel, 64, previously starred opposite one another in the iconic sitcom – which also featured Rik Mayall and Christopher Ryan – and they’re now poised to reunite on the set of the comedy programme, which is about Wil... »

New Statesman spin-off revealed

New Statesman spin-off revealed

‘The New Statesman’ writers are creating a new spin-off sitcom about the son of Sir Alan B’Stard. The late Rik Mayall – who passed away in 2014 aged 56 – played the pompous politician in the satirical ITV comedy for four series and a number of specials between 1987 and 1994 and now Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran have unveiled plans for ‘The B’Stard Legacy... »

Mark Hamill cast in British sitcom Man Down

Mark Hamill cast in British sitcom Man Down

Mark Hamill has joined the cast of the British sitcom ‘Man Down’. The 54-year-old actor, who is best known for starring as the legendary Luke Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise’, is to feature in the third series of the hit show, which also stars the British comedian Greg Davies. The sitcom, which first aired in 2013, centres on the plight of Greg’s on-scree... »