Old Jan 20th, 2000, 02:43 PM
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My only exposure to the Blackadder was at the Millennium Dome and I thought it was great. Was this a series? Was it shown only in the UK? If so the movie Capitalists of the US are missing out on a winner. Has anyone seen any Blackadder movies in the US? Where?
Old Jan 20th, 2000, 03:24 PM
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Hi Jerry, The Blackadder series was a television show and was shown in Australia at least as well as UK. It was very popular here. I think Rowan Atkinson was much funnier as Blackadder than as Mr.Bean who I find repellent. Unfortunately the British seem to make very short comedy series and I felt Blackadder ended too soon.
Old Jan 20th, 2000, 03:45 PM
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Hi! Just saw your posting about Blackadder. It has been on PBS in the past. Currently it is on BBCAmerica if your cable system carries it or if you have a satellite system. alan
Old Jan 20th, 2000, 04:03 PM
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"Blackadder" is out on video in the US and you can probably rent it at your local Blockbuster (mine carries it). You can also purchase the tapes if you're a real fan - I've seen them discounted at Sam's, a box set of five for $24.99.
Old Jan 20th, 2000, 04:57 PM
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The series is at least 15 years old (from series 1). There was a mediaeval series, a Tudor series, a Regency period series and a WWI series, as well as a TV special where Blackadder was a scrooge-type character. In the first (mediaeval) series Blackadder was stupid, whereas Baldrick was smart. This was reversed in all the subsequent series. Miranda Richardson played QE1 in the second series.

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