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The True History of the Black Adder: At Last the Cunning Plan, in All Its Hideous Hilarity

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 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 fact. But final editorial control has always belonged to the winners. And nobody likes winners.

     The True History of the Blackadder is the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other — arguably the greatest sitcom of all time — not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the nation's most villified dynasties.

Using existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers including John Lloyd, Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed; Rowan Atkinson and many more, J. F. Roberts relates 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.

At last Blackadder enthusiasts can now uncover THE cunning plan, in all its hideous hilarity.

Synopsis:

The complete history of the series, with the cooperation of writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, producer John Lloyd, and cast and crew. Hitherto unseen material includes extracts from a previously unseen and unproduced Christmas special.

This is the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other—arguably the greatest sitcom of all time—not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the UK's most vilified dynasties. Using existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers including John Lloyd, Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Rowan Atkinson, and many more, this history relates the full scope of the tale of how the 1970s 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. At last Blackadder enthusiasts can now uncover THE cunning plan, in all its hideous hilarity.

Synopsis:

Jem Roberts, the author of The Authorised History of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' — the antidote to panel games, is now moving on to The Unadulterated True History of THE BLACKADDER.

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.

About the Author

J. F.  Roberts is the author of The Fully Authorised History of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099564164
Author:
Roberts, J. F.
Publisher:
Random House UK
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 420 pages Random House UK - English 9780099564164 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The complete history of the series, with the cooperation of writers Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, producer John Lloyd, and cast and crew. Hitherto unseen material includes extracts from a previously unseen and unproduced Christmas special.

This is the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other—arguably the greatest sitcom of all time—not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the UK's most vilified dynasties. Using existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers including John Lloyd, Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Rowan Atkinson, and many more, this history relates the full scope of the tale of how the 1970s 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. At last Blackadder enthusiasts can now uncover THE cunning plan, in all its hideous hilarity.

"Synopsis" by , Jem Roberts, the author of The Authorised History of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' — the antidote to panel games, is now moving on to The Unadulterated True History of THE BLACKADDER.

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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