Tag Archives: Blackadder

RIP Rik Mayall: His Greatest Roles

The comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died, aged 56. His manager confirmed the news earlier today, telling BBC News: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall, who passed away this morning.

10 TV Shows That Explain British Culture

British life – from the bassinet to the crematorium –  has been dissected, examined and reflected back through the prism of the TV since the earliest, pre-war transmissions from Alexandra Palace in London. And for a small island, ...

Adele, ‘Blackadder’ and PJ Harvey Honoured By The Queen

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List was published on Friday, and among the 1,800 or so names, honours have been given to more than a few familiar names to Anglophenia readers.

New Book Uncovers ‘Lost’ Blackadder Script

The Blackadder TV series (Season 1 notwithstanding) is one of the best-regarded British comedies to have ever been made. This is partly because it played host to the comic talents of Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tony ...

Summer of London: Five Great British Comedies on iTunes

With the new BBC America docu-comedy Twenty Twelve premiering Thursday (June 28) at 9/8c, we thought it might be fun to “‘av a laugh” by checking out iTunes where BBC America is giggling its way through Summer of ...

‘Blackadder II’ is FREE on iTunes, Courtesy of ‘Johnny English Reborn’

Rowan Atkinson returns as the crack secret agent in Universal’s Johnny English Reborn, which hits theaters next Friday (October 21). But long before he was a member of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Atkinson was Edmund ...

Hats Off To Oprah: Five British Celebrity Farewells

Inspired by the way Oprah Winfrey is handling the winding down and eventual end of her TV show (i.e. with all of the attendant pomp and ceremony that she deserves), here are five British goodbyes which left the nation reeling...

Hugh Laurie’s Got The Blues

Some people are so ridiculously talented it is positively sickening. Like Hugh Laurie, for example.