Blackadder writer Richard Curtis has dashed hopes of a fifth series of the hit TV comedy.
The show, starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson, was cult viewing in the 1980s.
Last month, Robinson said he thought another series could be made, despite the original cast having very busy schedules.
However, Curtis, who went on to write blockbuster films including Four Weddings And A Funeral and Love Actually, played down the idea during an event at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
"Blackadder is a very, very complicated group of people and so if you are fond enough of the series to wish that the people involved in it should live to a ripe old age, then I think it is best that we don't work together," he said.