"Blackadder" : The Whole Damn Dynasty Paperback
The complete Blackadder scripts by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Rowan Atkinson and John Lloyd. Twenty-six years ago, Edmund Blackadder made his first appearance on our screens.
Comedy has never been the same since (nor indeed has history).
Gathered here - in this twenty-sixth anniversary commemorative edition - are the complete scripts of Blackadder's adventures and, mostly, misadventures.
Blackadder, Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third and Blackadder Goes Forth.
Every word, every lie, every cunning plan and cock-up. From medieval nastiness, through Elizabethan and Regency glory, to the mud and sauteed rats of the First World War, Blackadder and his oafish underling Baldrick can be most definitely blamed for ruining England's reputation as a country with a great history. This historical record has been set down by Mr Richard Curtis, Mr Ben Elton, Mr Rowan Atkinson and Mr John Lloyd.
Richard Curtis is the writer/director behind Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked) and Ben Elton is the bestselling author and writer of The Young Ones, The Man From Auntie and The Thin Blue Line. The character of Blackadder was played by Rowan Atkinson, who is the star of the Mr Bean TV series and films, and Johnny English.
The four Blackadder series, produced by John Lloyd, won numerous BAFTAs and also an EMMY.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages, b&w photographs
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/11/1999
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780140280357
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Review by jontseng
Hilarious, wicked and wickedly written.
Review by scuzzy
is it classed as a book? well, it is "a papery thing held together with the strongy thing", so in Baldrick's eyes, it is a book.as a huge fan of Atkinson and this series, it was always going to rate highly, but there is a joy in reading the scripts which is very easy when you have seen the shows as much as i have. however, i would be interested to know if anyone has read this without seeing the series??? and does such a person exist?