This year is the 40th birthday of the TV show that changed Tony’s life. Since playing Baldrick in Blackadder, he’s still routinely asked in the street if he’d like a turnip. Blackadder was first broadcast on 15th June 1983, so today Tony has decided to test himself to see if he can find out something that he didn't already know about the series, with John Lloyd, who was the producer of Blackadder. John went on to create Have I got News for You and QI but, like Tony, it all started with the Adder.
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John Lloyd CBE
Creator, producer and comedy writer. John’s television work includes Not the Nine O’clock News, Spitting Image, all four Blackadder series and most recently QI. Whilst at the BBC he produced and created The News Quiz, To the Manor Born and Quote…Unquote. He also co-wrote episodes of the radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with Douglas Adams. John also presents The Museum of Curiosity on BBC Radio 4 which he co-created.
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