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Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

At a New Millennium Eve party Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly....



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Cast overview:
Tyrannosaurus Rex ...
Patsy Byrne ...
Maid Marian
Crispin Harris ...
Friar Tuck
Napoleon (as Simon Russell-Beale)
Hordes of Scots ...
Scottish Hordes
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It's Millennium Eve and Blackadder is hosting a dinner party for a few select friends, Lady Elizabeth, Viscount George, Archbishop Melchett and Archbishop Darling. Baldrick devises yet another of his infamous cunning plans to help his ever greedy master Edmund Blackadder con money from his gullible friends. The pair build a "time machine" from empty cereal packets and place bets with their friends as to when in history they will travel, retrieving various artifacts from their travels as proof, items which Blackadder already owns! However, in a strange twist of fate the time machine actually works and the pair are thrown back in history initially to the Jurassic period. Gradually the pair start to return to their own time stopping off at various famous times in history such as Sherwood Forest and the Battle of Waterloo but will they make it home? Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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The final episode in the saga of the Blackadder family, who have forever been at the very center of British history and society.


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Release Date:

6 December 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Blackadder Millennium Project  »


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£3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rik Mayall's Robin Hood character is closely modeled on his previous Blackadder role, Lord Flashheart, including his trademark "Woof!" See more »


Just after Blackadder waves to his dinner guests and enters the time machine for the first time, you can see a blonde crew member wearing a red shirt pushing up the end of the drawbridge-like door to close it as Baldrick is climbing up through the trap door inside. See more »


Blackadder: Well Balders, this is a turn up for the books. It seems that you have built a working time machine and are therefore, rather surprisingly, the greatest genius the world has ever known.
Baldrick: Thank you very much, my lord.
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Crazy Credits

Amongst the end credits: Dinosaur ... Tyrannosaurus Rex Scottish Hordes ... Hordes of Scots See more »


References The Time Machine (1960) See more »


Robin Hood
Written by Carl Sigman (as Carl Stigman)
Published by Memory Lane Music Ltd.
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Very, VERY good.
22 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Unlike quite a few people on this website I enjoyed this a great deal. I found it hilarious, exciting and surprising (including the dinosaur bit and the squashed Wellington bit). Great fun all the way and well worth watching, if I do say so myself.

This is a single episode of Blackadder, set in 1999 + many other times in history! The day before the millennium, Blackadder plays a prank on his companions, he shows a time machine and says he will bring back anything from the past for each person. Baldrick and Blackadder, with various "promised" items and find themselves really and truly travelling back in time! Hilarious happenings await...

The cast:

The cynical, intelligent Blackadder: Rowan Atkinson. The stupid, adorable Baldrick: Tony Robinson. + Various actors playing different parts such as Stephen Fry and Miranda Richardson.

I recommend this to people who love the theme of time travelling + Blackadder and for people who like fun, mixed humour. Enjoy! :-)

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