True History of the Blackadder The Unadulterated History of the Creation of a Comedy Legend

by J. F. Roberts

Biography / Autobiography

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Marking the 30th anniversary of the first pilot episode of Black Adder, a complete history of the series. Written with the co-operation of cast and crew this is an everything you wanted to know book – and more. J F Roberts takes us back to the first stirrings of the history and goes on to the possible 5th series that has been endlessly discussed, Blackadder in Colditz, a Rock Band or in Space? Entertaining and revealing throughout, a wonderful gift for all the Blackadder obsessed.

 

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True History of the Blackadder The Unadulterated History of the Creation of a Comedy Legend Synopsis

British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been re-written, re-evaluated and ridiculed, and yet there is still an unquestioned narrative thread which runs through the nation's historical record, accepted as the factual history.
But final editorial control has always belonged to the winners. And nobody likes winners... This will be the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other, arguably the greatest sitcom of all time. With the participation -- so far -- of Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry and producer John Lloyd, this will be the definitive history of the programme. The author will use all existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers themselves, to finally reflect the full scope of the tale of how the 70s alumni of three great universities -- Oxford, Cambridge and not Hull, but Manchester -- discovered a unique chemistry that would see them build a timeless comic masterpiece.

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ISBN: 9781848093461
Publication date: 11/10/2012
Publisher: Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781848093461
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: J. F. Roberts
Publisher: Preface Publishing an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography,
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About J. F. Roberts

Jem Roberts is a life long fan Blackadder and author of the acclaimed Authorised History of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. He lives in Bath, where he runs the comedy sketch troupe The Unrelated Family, and plays the ukulele very badly.

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