Andrew Dipper

Blackadder to return?

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Blackadder could make a comeback 26 years after its last series – according to star Tony Robinson.

The actor, who played Baldrick in the much-loved sitcom, told The Sun that he has spoken to the original cast about a new series, and they were all in favour of reviving the show.

Robinson said: “I do think a new series of Blackadder is on the cards. I have spoken to virtually all the cast about this now.

“[But] expectations for a new series will be high because people not only remember the original, they remember who they were when it was on. It’s a big danger.”

On Hugh Laurie’s status, added: “The only problem is Hugh’s fee. He’s a huge star now – or so he’d like to think.”

The final series, Blackadder Goes Forth, aired in 1989, with Rowan Atkinson last reviving the character for a sketch in a Prince’s Trust benefit at the Royal Albert Hall.

Speaking four months ago, Blackadder writer Richard Curtis said it was unlikely the sitcom would be revived “because it was a young person’s show about how ghastly people in authority were.

“I think it would be very hard for that particular group of people to come together,” he said.