The classic BBC comedy ended its run in 1989.
Sir Tony Robinson has said he thinks a new series of classic BBC comedy ‘Blackadder’ is on the cards, but only if they can meant the price of Hugh Laurie. Laurie was one of the stars of the British sitcom in the 1980's but he has since gone on to find success across the pond in Fox drama ‘House', raising his price tag.
Hugh Laurie and Rowan Atkinson in ‘Blackadder’ series three.
Speaking to The Sun, 69 year old Robinson said, “I do think a new series of 'Blackadder' is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now. The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think.”
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Tony Robinson - A variety of stars took to the red carpet as they arrived for a VIP Screening of 'Still Alice' which was held at The Curzon Mayfair in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th February 2015
Turns out Captain Blackadder and his cohorts really did serve in World War I.
Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George and Private Baldrick, some of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, had real-life namesakes, it has emerged.
The Blackadder characters were...actually...real people.
The BBC comedy Blackadder, which covered four periods of history enduring with a series, set in the trenches, was invented by Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson and Ben Elton. However, it seems the trio's defining creations really did 'go forth' in World War I after a specialist military genealogy website traced real life counterparts of Captain Blackadder and his cohorts.
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Robinson is shortlisted alongside Jonathan Litton & Thomas Flintham and Jon Richards & Ed Simkins in the non-fiction category
The shortlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards was announced this week, honouring the best examples of children-targeted fiction and non-fiction works from the past year. Known best for his role as Baldrick on the BBC's historical sitcom Blackadder and for his presenting job on Channel 4's Time Team, Sir Tony Robinson is among the would-be winners in the non-fiction category, but he faces stiff competition if he wants to win his second Blue Peter title.
Robinson was made Sir Tony Robinson in the Queen's birthday honours this year
Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: World War II, illustrated by Del Thorpe, is up for the top non-fiction prize and would be the second work by Robinson to win the Blue Peter award should he be successful this year. He previously won in 2007 for The Worst Children's Jobs in History. Robinson faces tough competition in the non-fiction shortlist however, with Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham's Marvellous Maths and Jon Richards & Ed Simkins' The World in Infographics: Animal Kingdom standing in his way to success.
Beloved British actor Tony Robinson can now add 'Sir' to his name after picking up a knighthood at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (12Nov13).
The 67-year-old former Blackadder star was knighted by Prince William after landing the title as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list in recognition of his public and political service.
However, he admits he "messed up" the ceremony by forgetting the protocol of meeting a member of the royal family.
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Tony Robinson has even got Prince William on board for a possible Blackadder return
Tony Robinson has officially become a Sir as he was knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace today (November 12, 2013). Beloved for his role as Baldrick in the legendary British comedy, Blackadder, Robinson couldn’t get through the routine without a "little bit of Baldrick” creeping over him.
The 67-year-old, who is still best known for playing Baldrick was knighted in the Birthday Honours list in recognition of his public and political service.
"I messed it up completely - I forgot that you were supposed to bow at the beginning, I was just stood there and I was looking at HRH and he was looking at me,” he said, recalling his knighthood. (Sky News)
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Professor Mick Aston, formerly one of the 'Time Team' crew, has died aged 66.The cause of his death has yet to be announced.
Professor Mick Aston has died aged 66, Channel 4's Time Team has announced. The circumstances surrounding his death have, as yet, not been revealed. Time Team tweeted the sad news yesterday evening saying "It is with a very heavy heart that we've been informed that our dear colleague Mick Aston has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family."
The archaeology professor was a resident academic on Time Team. The channel 4 programme, presented by actor Tony Robinson (Blackadder) finished earlier this year at the end of its 20th series. It was hugely popular with the public for its eccentric academics of which Aston was one.
Aston left the programme in 2011 after he claimed Channel 4 had 'dumbed down' the programme. His decision does not appear to have caused animosity amongst any of his colleagues on the show as tributes to the archaeologist have flooded in from colleagues and admirers alike.
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Actor-turned-Tv archaeologist Tony Robinson was devastated to miss out on the chance to dig up the remains of British King Richard Iii after his popular Time Team show was axed.
The former Blackadder star presented the series for nearly 20 years before it was cancelled in 2012, just months before another Tv archaeological team made one of the most important historical discoveries in recent memory by finding the body of Richard Iii under a car park in Leicester, England.
Robinson has now revealed he was heartbroken to watch another Tv team carry out the dig.
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Mary-Ann Ochota, the television presenter and former model, has been named the new co-host of popular Channel 4 archaeology show Time Team. However, the programme's current presenter Mick Aston has sensationally quit the show in protest, reports the UK's Telegraph newspaper.
Aston, 65, is said to be "really angry" by changes to the format of the show, including the hiring of Ochota. In an interview with the British Archaeology magazine, Prof Aston said, "The time had come to leave. I never made any money out of it, but a lot of my soul went into it. I feel really, really angry about it". He was referring to both the introduction of Mary-Ann Ochota to present alongside Tony Robinson, and the axing of numerous archaeologists. An email to archaeologists last year from Wildfire Television said it was seeking a female co-presenter who "does not have to be overly experienced or knowledgeable as we have plenty of expertise within the existing team". Aston was left furious with this apparent move to style-over-substance and will not feature in the forthcoming 20th series, which begins filming in April 2012. In the interview, the archaeologist added, "Whatever happened, we'd all thought, we'll complete the 20th series. It feels very sad that I shan't do that. I'm not proud of Time Team, it hasn't worked".
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The 64-year-old British actor tied the knot with Louise Hobbs, 30, on Friday (24Jun11) in Palazzo Tolla hall in the ancient town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast.
The couple has been dating since 2005. Robinson proposed during a vacation in Malaysia in 2008.
Robinson was previously married to Mary Shepherd, the mother of his two adult children, Laura and Luke.
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The 64-year-old actor-turned-Tv-presenter proposed to Louise Hobbs, 30, during a vacation in Malaysia in late 2008 after three years of dating.
Robinson previously vowed to never walk down the aisle again following his divorce from first wife Mary Shepherd in 1992, but he is now reportedly set to marry in Italy at the end of the month (Apr11).
The couple will wed on the Amalfi Coast next weekend (30-31Apr11), according to Britain's Daily Mail.
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