People in England are worried about the coming millennium. The year is A.D. 999.


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Series cast summary:
Phill Jupitus ...  Gudrun 5 episodes, 1999
Alistair McGowan ...  Redwald 5 episodes, 1999
Pauline McLynn ...  Agnes 5 episodes, 1999
Dave Lamb Dave Lamb ...  Badsmith 5 episodes, 1999
Paul Putner ...  Bigwart 5 episodes, 1999
Sheridan Smith ...  Matilda 5 episodes, 1999
Laurence Howarth Laurence Howarth ...  Cedric 5 episodes, 1999
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ...  Arland 4 episodes, 1999
Mike Hayley ...  Byrnoth 3 episodes, 1999


People in England are worried about the coming millennium. The year is A.D. 999.

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Release Date:

20 December 1999 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(5 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Byrnoth: I'll make this brief. God knows you've got little enough time left on the planet. At cock's crow, we're off to fight the Vikings. Why? Because this little island is SICK of being invaded by Europeans! We've had the Romans, the Saxons, and now the Danes. For God's sake, who's next? The bloody Normans?
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Referenced in Comic Relief Presents: Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over (2001) See more »

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This was written by Rob Grant ?!?!?!?!
21 September 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Given that Rob Grant wrote "Red Dwarf" one of the best comedies ever from the BBC that went into series after series "Dark Ages" is a pretty poor offering.

Sent in 999AD around a motley crew of Saxons it is all largely unfunny - the elements are OK, but a terrible script with unfunny characters drive this into the ground.

There are only so many jokes about 1999 and current events that can be translated to the Dark Ages. It is hard to say why this fails - partly because Phil Jupiter and Alastair McGowan are both just not good enough actors to carry this? It is all overacted, constantly. I came across this on DVD and gave it a shot - have to be honest and say it is not great. At all. In the least. Nada.

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