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The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend

The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend (Paperback)

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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. Published in autumn 2012 for the 30th anniversary of the original pilot.

HumourTV tie-in humour Publisher: Cornerstone Publication Date: 11/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9781848093478  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jem Roberts first emerged in Ludlow in the summer of 1978, and studied Film, TV and English Literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Having written for games magazines from an illegally young age, a decade of working on titles from DVD Review, Total Advance and Xbox World to Disney Girl and Muffin the Mule followed graduation, until scribblings for fanzines Publish & Bedazzled and Kettering led to an invitation to chronicle fifty years of filth in his first book, The Clue Bible. He lives in Bath, where he cannot help performing both solo, and with comedy band The Unrelated Family.

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