Blackadder star Tony Robinson who played Baldrick teases return of legendary comedy for 40th anniversary
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Tony Robinson, 76, appeared on ITV’s Lorraine and spoke to stand-in host Christine Lampard about Blackadder’s 40th anniversary. During his appearance, Robinson alluded to the return of the show and dropped hints and what may be to come.
He said: “All I’m going to say is: everybody likes to celebrate a 40th anniversary, don’t they? So there must be some fresh way we can celebrate our 40th birthday, wouldn’t you think?”
Blackadder starred Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and ran on the BBC for four series between 1983-1989. The series also had a number of specials which aired in the 1990’s.
In 2021, Robinson said that a reunion was “not on the horizon,” telling The Independent: “A lot of the reason for the interest of a reunion is because it has been incorporated into the curriculum. Another advantage is that it wasn’t set at the time it was written, which was also helpful for Shakespeare and Brecht.”
Each series of Blackadder was set in a different period of British history. Series one was set in 1485 while the final series was set during the First World War, in 1917. Most recently, the cast of Blackadder reunited for a 2023 Comic Relief short special.