Friday 15 November 2019

Sir Tony Robinson is not a fan of the first series of Blackadder

By Joe Nerssessian

Fans of the hit ’80s sitcom hit back at his remarks.

Blackadder actor Sir Tony Robinson has labelled the hit sitcom’s first series “shit”.

The show’s first run, The Black Adder, was written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson and covers the end of the Middle Ages.

Sir Tony, who starred as Baldrick, the simple but trusty sidekick to Rowan’s devilishly cunning Edmund Blackadder, made the criticism in response to a question on Twitter.

Asked why Blackadder stars had repeatedly slated the first series, the actor replied: “Maybe cos it’s a bit shit?”.

Fans of the hit ’80s sitcom hit back at his remarks.

The Black Adder has often been labelled the show’s weakest series, and a second series was almost not commissioned by BBC executives.

Its eventual follow-up, Blackadder II, saw Ben Elton replace Atkinson as co-writer alongside Curtis.

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