Upstart Crow is the theatrical sequel to the BBC TV sitcom of the same name, with the same writer Ben Elton and pretty much the same cast. Directed by Sean Foley, it premiered last night in the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. A show that regularly entertained millions on TV, entertained just hundreds, even […]
Ben Elton writes an episode of his latest sitcom that criticises Comic Relief? Seems so. Upstart Crow is the latest sitcom written by Elton for BBC2, following The Young Ones, Blackadder, Blessed and The Thin Blue Line. It stars David Mitchell and tells the London and Stratford life of William Shakespeare, his family, and his work colleagues. […]
This would be the smallest "leap forward" for a new generation of The Blackadder yet, with the new one necessarily alive at the same time as his incarnation in Blackadder Goes Fourth.
It's all a big promotion for Johnny English Reborn, and it will likely encourage a lot of new Blackadder fans to purchase the other three series and the superb Blackadder's Christmas Carol special,* but it seems wonderfully generous that between now and October 21st, iTunes users can have the entirety of Blackadder II for free. […]