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
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Published: 10/1/2012
British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been rewritten, reevaluated, 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 this the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other,…

Jem Roberts dives into the story & circumstances of the genesis and development of one of the finest British sitcoms ever produced, and one which taught me most of what I know about British history (I won a game of Trivial Pursuit once on the strength of the answer "a groat"). Being such a core piece of my adolescent comedy pantheon, my friends & I had always held fairly strong opinions about the various series - so this book is a treat in that it exposes the feelings and points of view of those who created it.