Blackadder could be returning to our screens, only this time in movie form.
The show’s creator John Lloyd has revealed that he and Rowan Atkinson, who played the lead character, Edmund Blackadder, have a cunning plan in mind.
“Rowan and I had this great idea, because we are all getting a bit old, of doing a kind of ‘Dad’s Army’,” he said.
“They are a platoon in Walmington-on-Sea where they get kidnapped by a German submarine and taken to Colditz. They then have to escape.
“Because Tony Robinson is probably very near 70 by now he would be just about the right age. We’d do it as a ‘Blackadder’ – it would make a good movie, I think.”
Blackadder ran over four series from 1983 to 1989, starring Atkinson as Blackadder and Robinson as his dogsbody Baldrick.
It co-starred the likes of Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Rik Mayall, Miranda Richardson and Tim McInnerny, and was written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis.