A documentary looking at the popular BBC comedy series Blackadder will air on BBC One this Christmas and will feature interviews with the cast and crew.
Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for a one-off documentary special this Christmas on BBC One. Blackadder Rides Again will feature the iconic cast in a documentary to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission of the much-loved sitcom that first hit our screens in 1983.
“Blackadder is one of the BBC’s most successful sitcoms of all time and how better to celebrate its 25th anniversary than a retrospective look at what makes this popular series so special. Featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes insight from its reknowned cast and writers, Blackadder Rides Again is essential viewing this Christmas for all comedy fans.” Katie Taylor, Executive Editor Comedy Entertainment
Blackadder Rides Again will include the first ever in-depth interview with Edmund Blackadder himself, Rowan Atkinson, about his personal experience of being involved in the sitcom and its phenomenal success. Set to join Rowan are the core cast and writing team who have gone on to become some of the greatest names in entertainment, both in the UK and US. These include: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Miranda Richardson, Tim McInnerny and Tony Robinson.
“We are extremely excited to have persuaded the entire creative team behind this iconic sitcom to appear in the same show for the very first time since they all worked together. Many of them have since gone on to become towering talents around the world, including Rowan – who has never before spoken in detail about playing the fantastic anti-hero, Edmund Blackadder.” Ricky Kelehar, Executive Producer and Director of Factual Entertainment, Tiger Aspect, Productions
Blackadder Rides Again is a 90-minute documentary made by Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC One.