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Director:
Writers:
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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a delightful old favorite gets a makeover 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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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:
Jennie Bond provides the voice of the Royal Reporter in the ending scene. Jennie Bond was the BBC Royal correspondent from 1985 to 2003.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Blackadder walks down the stairs showing Leonardo Da Vinci's sketchbook, we hear him talking about it, but his lips don't move.See more »
Quotes:
[Blackadder, on pain of death, must produce a present for Elizabeth I. He opens his wallet and shows the queen some plastic cards]
Blackadder:Now these may not look much.
Queen Elizabeth:They don't.
Blackadder:[nervously] No, but... umm... umm... well, well let's say... let's say... let's say that there was a place where you could buy absolutely everything.
Melchett:[laughing] We already have those Blackadder and they're called markets.
Blackadder:Right, right. Well, imagine that but times ten. As it were a "super" market.
Blackadder:[holds up a blue Tesco Clubcard] Now if you gave someone at one of these "super" markets this... he would give you some "bonus points". Which would mean that once a month you could buy a tin of baked beans at half the normal price.
[...]
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
a delightful old favorite gets a makeover, 17 January 2003
Author: dr_foreman from Brooklyn, NY

Old BBC shows are lovely, so low-budget and witty and strange.

To a lover of literature and history like myself, Blackadder stands as possibly the funniest sitcom of all time. Like Doctor Who, it was cheap, but I didn't give a fig...it was simply ten times cleverer than anything on American television, and I loved it. At first, I was dubious about this millennium special - I didn't think that Blackadder really needed a big-budget makeover, special effects, etc. But in the end, "Back and Forth" served its purpose for me. I laughed. Lots. Maybe I would've liked a little more wit and a few less sight gags, but so what? It's been ten years since the original Blackadder went off the air, and it's unreasonable to expect that a new special will emulate the old show exactly. And in addition to the new material, there's plenty of nostalgic jokes on hand (e.g. "I have a cunning plan"...why do people complain that this was recycled here? Can you image Blackadder WITHOUT this line?).

Like the recent big-budget Doctor Who and Asterix films, this was criticized by fans who were disappointed that it wasn't 4 stars all the way...but a general audience can forgive the odd flaw and accept this for what it is, a delightful reunion of great British comics for one last episode of a great show.

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