Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for this one-off documentary special to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission in 1983. Featuring ... See full summary »
Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick his dogsbody are transplanted this time to Dickensian England in this one-off episode. He is kind, gentle and caring, but visits from an assortment of ghosts soon have him back to his old ways. Written by
Robbie Coltrane plays the Spirit of Christmas, interestingly, his character look and interpretation looks very much like the future Hagrid in the Harry Potter films 13 years later. Some other British actors in this episode and of the Blackadder series will also appear together in the Harry Potter films, they are Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), Jim Broadbent (Prof. Slughorn), Miriam Margolyes (Prof. Sprout) and Stephen Fry who does not appear in the films but is the reader of the British Audiobooks of the Harry Potter series. See more »
Queen Victoria is depicted wearing her stereotypical black clothing; however, Victoria did not actually begin to dress all in black until after her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861. See more »
Christmas is a time for miracles. So maybe, if we screw up our eyes really tight and pray to the big pink pixie in the sky, someone will come and reward us.
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After the list of the cast and crew at the end of the movie, we see the words "A Merry Messy Kweznuz" scribbled, "Kweznuz" replacing "Kwelfnuve" which is stricken out. As Blackadder correctly had noted this is spelling Christmas without getting a single letter right. See more »
Black Adder is probably the 2nd best TV series of the United Kingdom after the Adrian Edmonson and Rik Mayall collaboration called Bottom(also both are my favourite sitcoms). Both are crude and as funny as hell. Especially this attempt at re-imagining Charles Dickens classic.
At first you wonder if this will be any good because Black Adder starts out kind and lovely. Then the Ghost of Christmas comes to Ebenezer Black-adder and convinces him to follow in the family tradition of being a bastard. That made it all the more worth watching.
This review isn't as long as my others because there isn't much to say except if you're a fan of the series, get this now.
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