Blackadder won't return
4 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Blackadder won't return

Share article:

owan Atkinson thinks it's "highly unlikely" "Blackadder" will return.

The 63-year-old comedian - who played anti-hero Edmund Blackadder in the sitcom from 1983 until 1989 - has admitted that although it would be fun to reunite with his co-star Tony Robinson, who portrayed his side kick Baldrick, there are currently no plans to revive the popular 80s show.

Speaking to talkRadio at the London premiere of "Johnny English Strikes Again" at the Curzon hotel in Mayfair, he said: "I think it's highly unlikely.

"Tony, unfortunately, gets quoted as saying these things when he didn't really say it he just sometimes thinks you know wouldn't it be fun.

"But it's not an indication unfortunately that there are any plans to bring the "Blackadder" back, there are no plans but I think it's highly unlikely."

Tony Robinson hints at Blackadder return

Tony Robinson hints at Blackadder return

26 September 2018 - 8:00 AM

Tony Robinson hints at Blackadder return

Speculation of a remake began to circulate over the summer when Tony, 72, admitted that he could see a "version of the show" coming back in the future.

He said at the time: "I do see a version of the show coming back. There are a host of other periods in history which could be turned into a six-part "Blackadder" series. We'd have to get the old group back together again.

Tony Robinson's near-death experience

Tony Robinson's near-death experience

20 July 2018 - 8:00 AM

Tony Robinson's near-death experience

"I know everyone is busy doing wonderful things, but we all have fond memories so I'm sure we would work it out."

Each series of "Blackadder" covered a different period of history, including the Middle Ages, Elizabethan England, the Georgian Era and a run of episodes focused on the trenches during World War One.

The cast also featured the likes of Tim McInnemy, Stephen Fry and the late Rik Mayall.

Last year, Tony suggested Dustin Hoffman could take over his role of Baldrick if the show was ever remade.

He said: "If anyone else were to play Baldrick, I would choose Dustin Hoffman. I've just always thought that, as a performer, [Hoffman] was a kindred spirit."

Kady McDermott's boyfriend lashes out at trolls
16 February 2019

Kady McDermott's boyfriend lashes out at trolls

Kady McDermott's boyfriend lashes out at trolls
Paul Hollywood's ex grieving marriage breakdown
16 February 2019

Paul Hollywood's ex grieving marriage breakdown

Paul Hollywood's ex grieving marriage breakdown
Fay Ripley's relief at cancer storyline praise
16 February 2019

Fay Ripley's relief at cancer storyline praise

Fay Ripley's relief at cancer storyline praise
Ant McPartlin blasts Piers Morgan
16 February 2019

Ant McPartlin blasts Piers Morgan

Ant McPartlin blasts Piers Morgan
Chanelle McCleary announces engagement to mystery man
15 February 2019

Chanelle McCleary announces engagement to mystery man

Chanelle McCleary announces engagement to mystery man
BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker is flooded with egg pictures every weekend
15 February 2019

BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker is flooded with egg pictures every weekend

BBC Breakfast star Dan Walker is flooded with egg pictures every weekend
Alan Carr says Paul O'Grady will join RuPaul's Drag Race UK as guest judge
15 February 2019

Alan Carr says Paul O'Grady will join RuPaul's Drag Race UK as guest judge

Alan Carr says Paul O'Grady will join RuPaul's Drag Race UK as guest judge
Rita Simmons and Samantha Womack have held talks for projects away from EastEnders
15 February 2019

Rita Simmons and Samantha Womack have held talks for projects away from EastEnders

Rita Simmons and Samantha Womack have held talks for projects away from EastEnders
Hollyoaks: Sienna Blake 'shocked and disgusted' by Laurie Shelby kiss
15 February 2019

Hollyoaks: Sienna Blake 'shocked and disgusted' by Laurie Shelby kiss

Hollyoaks: Sienna Blake 'shocked and disgusted' by Laurie Shelby kiss
Hollyoaks' Kelle Bryan had an overwhelming first day on set
15 February 2019

Hollyoaks' Kelle Bryan had an overwhelming first day on set

Hollyoaks' Kelle Bryan had an overwhelming first day on set
Holby City and Casualty crossover set for March episodes
15 February 2019

Holby City and Casualty crossover set for March episodes

Holby City and Casualty crossover set for March episodes
Brendan O'Carroll refused to sell-out Agnes Brown to advertisers
15 February 2019

Brendan O'Carroll refused to sell-out Agnes Brown to advertisers

Brendan O'Carroll refused to sell-out Agnes Brown to advertisers