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Blackadder

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. For starters, Adele has been given an MBE, the same honor that was bestowed on the Beatles at the height of their international success. Interestingly, […]

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 Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Tim McInerney, Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmonson and the woman who played Nursey; partly because […]

Royal Roundup: ‘The Man Who Should Be King’ Dies in Australia

A 71-year-old Australian man named Mike Hastings died last week in a small town in New South Wales. At various points in his life he’d been a forklift driver, a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman and an agronomist. He could also have been the rightful heir to England’s throne. That assertion may sound like an alternate history […]

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 London with free and discounted episodes of comedies on iTunes, including the ones listed below. 1.) The Office, […]