EP1: Blackadder Part 1: The Legend That is MIRIAM MARGOLYES
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This year is the 40th anniversary of Blackadder, the cult TV show that changed Tony’s life. He famously played the ‘turnip brained’ Baldrick, who always had ‘a cunning plan’. To celebrate this year's special birthday, Tony welcomes fellow Blackadder alumni, and dear friend of almost 60 years, onto the launch episode of Cunningcast - yes, it’s the legend that is Miriam Margolyes.   Back in the day, before she was a national treasure, Miriam made a handful of standout appearances on Blackadder, including the Spanish Infanta in Series 1, Lady Whiteadder in Series 2, and Queen Victoria in Blackadder's Christmas Carol. In this special episode, Tony and Miriam recount stories from the series and discuss: where they first met, how she built her hugely successful career, the joys of travelling late in life, her new book, and most importantly… does she have a cunning plan?   Health warning: this being Miriam, the language does get a little fruity at times!   Hosted by Tony Robinson @Tony_Robinson   Featuring Miriam Margolyes Writer, political activist, TV and screen personality, Miriam Margolyes received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (1993) and portrayed Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series (2002–2011). She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2002 New Year Honours for Services to Drama.   Miriam has spent many years dividing her time between the United Kingdom, Australia and Italy. She became an Australian citizen in 2013. She has also written two books, Dickens' Women (2012) and her autobiography This Much is True (2021).   Credits Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald        Exec Producer: Dominic de Terville Cover Art: The Brightside   A Zinc Media Group production   Follow: Twitter: @cunningcastpod Instagram: @cunningcastpod YouTube   If you enjoyed my podcast, please leave us a rating or review. Thank you, Love Tony x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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