The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend by J. F. Roberts

The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend by J. F. Roberts

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Examines of the creation of a British institution - arguably the greatest sitcom of all time - not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the nation's most villified dynasties.

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British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been re-written, re-evaluated and ridiculed, and yet there is still an unquestioned narrative thread which runs through the nation's historical record, accepted as fact. But final editorial control has always belonged to the winners. And nobody likes winners..."The True History of the Black Adder" is the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other - arguably the greatest sitcom of all time - not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the nation's most villified dynasties. Using existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers including John Lloyd, Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed; Rowan Atkinson and many more, J. F. Roberts relates the full scope of the tale of how the 70s alumni of three great universities - Oxford, Cambridge and not Hull, but Manchester - discovered a unique chemistry that would see them build a timeless comic masterpiece. At last Blackadder enthusiasts can now uncover the cunning plan, in all its hideous hilarity.

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SKU GOR004278295
Title The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend
Author By (author) J. F. Roberts
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 1848093462
ISBN 13 9781848093461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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British history as we know it is a cluttered patchwork of questionable stories which have been re-written, re-evaluated and ridiculed, and yet there is still an unquestioned narrative thread which runs through the nation's historical record, accepted as fact. But final editorial control has always belonged to the winners. And nobody likes winners..."The True History of the Black Adder" is the very first in-depth examination of the creation of a British institution like no other - arguably the greatest sitcom of all time - not to mention the first historical investigation into the lives of the Blackadder family, one of the nation's most villified dynasties. Using existing archive footage and rare literature, plus new revelations from personal interviews with the makers including John Lloyd, Tony Robinson, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton, Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed; Rowan Atkinson and many more, J. F. Roberts relates the full scope of the tale of how the 70s alumni of three great universities - Oxford, Cambridge and not Hull, but Manchester - discovered a unique chemistry that would see them build a timeless comic masterpiece. At last Blackadder enthusiasts can now uncover the cunning plan, in all its hideous hilarity.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004278295
Title The True History of the Blackadder: The Unadulterated Tale of the Creation of a Comedy Legend
Author By (author) J. F. Roberts
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 1848093462
ISBN 13 9781848093461
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.