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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

Cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... All Blackadders
Tony Robinson ... All Baldricks
Stephen Fry ... All Melchetts
Hugh Laurie ... Viscount George Bufton-Tufton / Georgius
Tim McInnerny ... All Darlings
Miranda Richardson ... All Elizabeths
Tyrannosaurus Rex Tyrannosaurus Rex ... Dinosaur
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Nursie
Colin Firth ... William Shakespeare
Rik Mayall ... Robin Hood
Kate Moss ... Maid Marian
Crispin Harris Crispin Harris ... Friar Tuck
Simon Russell Beale ... Napoleon (as Simon Russell-Beale)
Hordes of Scots Hordes of Scots ... Scottish Hordes
Jennie Bond Jennie Bond ... Royal Reporter (as Jenny Bond)
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Storyline

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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Blackadder Millennium Project See more »

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS 70 mm (as dts Digital Sound)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Blackadder says he didn't like Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996). Simon Russell Beale played bit parts in both that film and this short. See more »

Goofs

When Blackadder exits the time machine in the Elizabethan era, the wall lights in the basement are electric. See more »

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[first lines]
George: Well isn't this splendid and absolutely tufty? New years eve 1999. A new century and a new millennium. Let's drink a great big slurpy toast to peace and understanding around the globe.
Melchett: Bravo! After all, if history teaches us anything, its that in in the words of St. Burt, what the world needs now is love, sweet love.
Blackadder: Total codswallop. If history teaches us anything, it's that the story of man is one long round of death and torture. And burning people as witches just because they've...
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Crazy Credits

An orchestral anthem in genuine praise of Blackadder (in contrast to The Black Adder (1982) and Black-Adder II (1986), which mocked him) plays over the closing credits. It is accompanied by lyrics to sing along to, which the head of Blackadder bounces along to (and the Queen and Baldrick, when the anthem mentions them). See more »

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Very, VERY good.
22 May 2008 | by MightyzebraSee 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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