Blackadder’s greatest episodes

When the conversation turns to naming the all-time greatest UK sitcom, it’s no coincidence that Blackadder remains in the picture some three decades after it first aired. Written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson, the show delivered wonderfully crafted jokes, unashamed silliness and plenty of killer lines across four series and several one-off … >

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Watch trailer for ITV’s new ‘Maigret’ mystery ‘Night at the Crossroads’

Rowan Atkinson returns to ITV as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret in a new Maigret mystery this Easter. Adapted by Stewart Harcourt from Georges Simenon’s story, ‘Night At The Crossroads’ also stars Aiden McCardle (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Dingwall (Death In Paradise), Lucy Cohu (Broadchurch) and Leo Starr (Lewis). Buy ITV’s first two Maigret adaptations on DVD here. Solving the … >

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Rowan Atkinson begins filming two more ‘Maigret’ films for ITV

Filming has started in Budapest on two further TV movies featuring Rowan Atkinson as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret. The Blackadder star made his debut as Maigret earlier this year in ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’, which attracted 7.2 million viewers and a 28% share of the audience. ITV’s second Maigret film, ‘Maigret’s Dead Man’, has already been filmed and will air later this year. … >

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ITV orders two more ‘Maigret’ films starring Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson will return as legendary French fictional detective Jules Maigret in two further single films. The Blackadder star made his debut as Maigret earlier this year in ‘Maigret Sets a Trap’, which attracted 7.2 million viewers and a 28% share of the audience. Two new 120-minute films will begin filming in November, again set in Paris in the 1950s. Pre-order Maigret on DVD on Amazon … >

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‘Blackadder’ return is ‘on the cards’, says star

Sir Tony Robinson has revealed that Blackadder might be coming back for a brand new season. The classic sitcom ran on BBC One for four seasons between 1985 and 1989, followed by a number of one-off specials. Robinson, who played Baldrick, told The Sun: “I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the … >

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‘I’m going to have to locate the wound and suck out the poison…’

Before the execrable Johnny English: Reborn, there was the enjoyable Johnny English; and before that, there was a series of excellent adverts for Barclaycard starring Rowan Atkinson as a character called Richard Latham – Johnny English in everything but name. Here, the secret agent’s hapless howlers (always solved in the pre-credit crunch age by Bough … >

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Comedian Milton Jones’s TV choices

Milton Jones, often fondly referred to (mainly by himself) as ‘the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week’, releases the DVD of his live show Lion Whisperer on Monday 21st November. > Order the DVD on Amazon. Lion Whisperer is the second stand-up DVD from the surreal one-liner merchant, featuring over 60 minutes … >

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