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Richard Curtis (written by) &
Ben Elton (written by)
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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.
Plot:
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.... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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NewsDesk:
Rowan Atkinson Unharmed After Crash
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OK – but a shadow of the series in terms of humour See more (43 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Paul Weiland 
 
Writing credits
Richard Curtis (written by) &
Ben Elton (written by)

Rowan Atkinson  television series "The Black Adder" (uncredited)
Richard Curtis  television series "The Black Adder", "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" (uncredited)
Ben Elton  television series "Blackadder II", "Blackadder the Third" and "Blackadder Goes Forth" (uncredited)

Produced by
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise .... producer
Marigo Kehoe .... line producer
Geoffrey Perkins .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Goodall 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Guy Bensley 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Howe-Davies 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Bowyer 
Nic Pallace 
 
Costume Design by
Hazel Pethig 
 
Makeup Department
Beverley Binda .... makeup artist
Françoise Cresson .... makeup artist (as François Cresson)
Lizzie Lawson .... makeup artist
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director
Liz Legum .... second assistant director
Julian Richards .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
David Butt .... stand-by art director
Cathy Cosgrove .... prop buyer
Kevin Day .... stand-by props
Simon Drew .... dressing props
Giovanni Giacotto .... stand-by painter (as Giovanni Giaccotto)
Peter Hallam .... prop master
Nina Howe-Davies .... art department runner
Paul Michel .... charge hand dresser
Sarah Pasquali .... calligraphy
Martin Phipps .... stand-by rigger
Brian Smith .... stand-by carpenter
Paul Stamp .... stand-by props
James Stanley .... dressing props
Paul Wolstencroft .... stagehand
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Tony Bell .... sound maintenance engineer
Glenn Calder .... adr recordist
Paul Davies .... dubbing editor
Neil Kingsbury .... sound recordist
Jeremy Price .... dialogue editor
Barnaby Smyth .... dubbing assistant (as Barnaby Smith)
Graeme Stoten .... foley editor
Philip Meehan .... adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor
Colin Shulver .... art finisher (uncredited)
Colin Shulver .... creature sculptor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Helen Ball .... digital artist
Angus Cameron .... digital artist
Matthew D'Angibau .... motion control programmer
Max Dennison .... digital artist (as Max Dinnison)
José Granell .... model supervisor
John Grant .... scanning and recording
Robin Huffer .... digital artist
Antony Hunt .... visual effects supervisor (as Anthony Hunt)
Andrew Jeffery .... digital coordinator
Rick Mietkowski .... motion control cameraman
John Murphy .... model maker
Daniel Pettipher .... digital supervisor
Andy Stevens .... camera technician (as Andrew Stevens)
Sean Danischevsky .... digital compositor: Magic Camera Company (uncredited)
Max Dennison .... digital matte artist (uncredited)
Sarah Lockwood .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Andy Stevens .... visual effects camera assistant: Millfilm (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt performer (as Mark Cass)
Joss Gower .... stunt performer
Steve Griffin .... stunt performer (as Steve Street Griffin)
Richard Hammatt .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Hammett)
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Tony Lucken .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Joss Gower .... stunt double: Rowan Atkinson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Benbow .... opening title stills (as Steve Benbow - Calorific)
Sam Bloor .... rigger
Roy Branch .... electrician
Steve Costello .... gaffer
Ted Deason .... focus puller
Chris Dowling .... rigger
Warren Evans .... gennie operator
Sam Goldie .... camera trainee
Rawdon Hayne .... focus puller
Robert Hind .... still photographer
Mark Hutton .... rigger
Paul Kemp .... electrician
Richard Kendall .... still photographer
Dave Moore .... best boy
Neil Munro .... electrician
Spencer Murray .... clapper loader
Nick Ray .... grip
Andrew Shields .... CCTV operator (as Andy Shields)
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Ken Slater .... stand-by lighting rigger
Paul Stewart .... rigging gaffer
Spike Watson .... still photographer
Rawdon Hayne .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Spencer Murray .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Shields .... video playback operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Coutts .... wardrobe assistant
Philip Lester .... wardrobe supervisor
Phill Tarling .... wardrobe assistant (as Phil Tarling)
 
Editorial Department
Lalit Goyal .... assistant film editor
Peter Hunt .... colour grader
 
Music Department
Kit Turnbull .... composer: additional music
Giles Underwood .... performer: title song
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... opening title sequence
Adam Browne .... location manager
Ewan Bush .... floor runner
Sue Calverley .... production coordinator
Peppy Dickinson .... stand-in (as Poppy Dickinson)
Simon Giles .... closing title sequence (as Simon Giles -Film Factory)
Simon Giles .... title designer: closing title sequence
Don Grant .... opening title sequence
Guy Holdsworth-Hunt .... production runner
Paul Jackson .... health and safety
Charles Jimenez .... stand-in
Paul Kirkby .... stand-in
Nathaniel McCullagh .... floor runner
Nigel Neads .... location accountant
Susan Roberson .... script supervisor (as Susie Roberson)
Renee St. Jean .... production secretary (as Renee St Jean)
Peter Winstanley .... production accountant
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef (uncredited)
Paul Mortimer .... unit paramedic (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
33 min
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2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS 70 mm (as dts Digital Sound)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Singapore:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (2000) (2001)

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Trivia:
Kate Moss makes a cameo as Maid Marian and Colin Firth makes a cameo as William Shakespeare.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Blackadder exits the time machine in the Elizabethan era, the lights in the basement are electric wall lights and couldn't have featured in an Elizabethan building.See more »
Quotes:
Blackadder:Let's get home Baldrick.
Baldrick:But we don't know where home is. We're doomed to float through time for all time! Oh woe is me!
Blackadder:Shut up Baldrick. Shut up. There is one final thing to push that may be our salvation.
[pushes button]
Blackadder:Or not. Because it is in fact, a lollipop.
Baldrick:Raspberry flavoured my lord!
Blackadder:Oh god. I'm going to spend the rest of my life in a small wooden room with two toilets and the stupidest man in the world.
Baldrick:Wait my lord, do not despair. For I have a cunning plan.
Blackadder:Can I say I'm not optimistic Baldrick?
Baldrick:To be quite frank my lord, neither am I. My family have never been very good at plans.
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Movie Connections:
References "Blackadder Goes Forth" (1989)See more »
Soundtrack:
Robin HoodSee more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
OK – but a shadow of the series in terms of humour, 22 April 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Blackadder and his faithful servant Baldrick build a fake time machine from original plans in order to fool their friends into thinking that they went back in time and collected artifacts, thus winning a big bet. However they travel back in time and accidentally change history – wiping out the very characters they claimed to have met.

This special was made for show in the millennium dome, however it was also shown on BBC recently. This is no way classic Blackadder – the story is a mix of Blackadder trademark sarcasm and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The time traveling element is amusing and is also an excuse for some very funny scenes (Robin Hood, Jurassic Park moment) but other bits don't work as well (the current-time dinner party is weak given the cast, and the Blackadder II bit isn't very funny and just shows how good the series was). The dialogue lacks the sharp, cruel sarcasm that the other 4 series had – it tries to do it but it isn't as fresh as it once was…I guess that's the real effect of time!

Atkinson is good as Blackadder – but he never seems comfortable with this incarnation as he did with previous ones…perhaps because it is an one-off creation. Robinson is good as Baldrick because his character never changes. Of the rest of the talented cast only Rik Mayall is really funny – the rest (Fry, Laurie, Richardson etc) are all weak and never as good as they were in their roles in the 4 series. However nice cameos from Colin Firth and Kate Moss make it interesting.

Overall it's worth a watch – but don't expect to be anywhere near the height of the original 4 Blackadder series.

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